Beautiful. Real. Relaxed

Tanya Jacobs Photography brings you newborn lifestyle photography, capturing your new baby in your home in a relaxed and calm way.

What is a Newborn Lifestyle Session?

An at-home newborn lifestyle session is about capturing your new life as mama and dadda. I’ll arrive quietly, and capture special and tender moments with each family member and the new baby, before leaving you again in your new mom bubble.
Oh, what a special place that is!
If there’s siblings, I include them too before letting them off the hook to go play. I’ll also take photos of baby alone, when he/she is at his/her sleepiest. I don’t do any formal newborn posing but I do take photos of baby swaddled or undressed and posed in a natural way. 

Where does the shoot take place?
My newborn lifestyle sessions take place in the comfort of your own home. Preferably in the nursery, master bedroom and lounge.
There’s no need to worry about a messy house – I’ve been there too! All you need to do ahead of time is open up the blinds and curtains to let in as much light as possible and I’ll do the rest! Making your bed with a neutral/ white duvet makes for a great place for cuddly family pics!

What if baby isn’t co-operative during the shoot?
I have the world of patience, I’ll grab a tea with dad and wait while you feed/ calm baby down. Or I’ll photograph you doing that.
Please don’t worry about baby crying or needing to be changed or fed during the session – this shoot is all about them and may take a little longer to allow for breaks/ feedings/ nappy changes/ outfit changes. I advise all my mamas to feed baby right before the session so they’re sleepy and content.

What should we wear?
Keep it simple, light and comfortable. Light colours work best to compliment baby and you’re more than welcome to accessorise.

What should baby wear?

I suggest baby is dressed in a plain onesie, muslin swaddles or just their nappy.

Do you use props or specialize in stylized newborn poses?

I’ve tried both! And I sold all my stylised newborn shoot regalia just after my daughter was born!
I believe in documenting life as it is, so my style is very relaxed, rather than posed. I love to capture you, as new parents, with baby and I find lifestyle sessions make this possible. I will definitely be taking photos of baby on his/her own and I’ll get some beautiful detail photos of his/her little toes and fingers and nose etc.

How long are these sessions?
This depends entirely on baby! But generally, I normally photograph for 1 hour.

How much are your newborn sessions? 
Newborn in-home lifestyle sessions cost R1200* for an hour session and includes your digital images, fully edited and available to you in high res in an online private gallery. You will be able to download and share your photographs.
I will also provide print and photobook options after your shoot.
*week day mornings only. 



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