How to Have an Amazing In-Home Maternity Session | Travel Photographer

How to Have an Amazing In-Home Maternity Session

What is Lifestyle Photography?

Lifestyle photography is the kind of photography that aims towards capturing people in a real-life event or situation, in a professional, artsy manner. It’s often an artistic style of capturing candid moments in an everyday environment or even portraits that tell a story rather than just being a traditional, posed photograph. For this reason, one of the best ways to capture lifestyle photography is in-home. Shooting lifestyle session in the living room, nursery, kitchen, or by the fire, are becoming more popular and are a great way to tell stories in the still imagery form. In-home photography can be very successful and can also go wrong if you don’t have what you need to create exceptional results.

Lifestyle Photography Checklist

For an in-home lifestyle session to be successful, there are some key points that you must follow, and some things that will come very handy!

  • Style your bed with white or grey sheets. Although many colors work, I personally prefer working with these colors, especially if you don’t have many windows in your bedroom, and the natural light coming in is very limited.

  • Eat 1-2 hours before your session. It’s always best to eat with plenty of time ahead before your shoot. I always recommend eating something light, and to avoid trying new foods prior to your session.

  • Choose the rooms/spots for photos the day before. Although I’m pretty flexible, it really helps when you’ve already selected the rooms you want the session to take place in. Always take in consideration windows and light. For optimal results, choose the rooms with the best natural light.

  • Plan an activity for the shoot. Lifestyle sessions are about capturing moments. And having fun is one of the best ways to achieve this. Planning an activity such as baking, blowing bubbles, playing board games, throwing feathers, and even watching your favorite show, can help set the ground for capturing amazing lifestyle photographs.

In-Home Photoshoot

This type of session is truly magical. When captured in-home, maternity photos get a different feel, and instantly become something out of the ordinary. Maternity photography is a growing trend that is here to stay. Nowadays, moms-to-be celebrate their growing belly in many different styles of photography, and an in-home maternity session is quickly gaining more popularity. I had the pleasure of shooting these parents to be in their beautiful home in North Carolina. Five years ago, I also photographed their Engagement, and their Wedding! It’s truly a blessing when I get to be a part of the most special milestones.

black and white lifestyle maternity photos
in-home lifestyle maternity session in North Carolina by Yanitza Ninett Photography
in-home lifestyle maternity session in North Carolina by Yanitza Ninett Photography
black and white lifestyle maternity photos
in-home lifestyle maternity session in North Carolina by Yanitza Ninett Photography

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Yanitza Ninett is a Lifestyle & Portrait Photographer based in Orlando, serving the Central Florida area, St. Augustine and Georgia. Her blog, Pieces of Me, features most of her work, along with photography tips, lifestyle sessions, personal experiences and travels. Yanitza Ninett documents Engagement Sessions, Beach Weddings, Seniors, Family Sessions & Boudoir. The YN Experience characterizes by giving an unforgettable photography experience along with professionalism and dedication. We are about telling stories...your story! Contact us for more info!