Newborn portraiture is something that you will cherish forever. Those tiny feet that you kiss today in your sleep-deprived state will too soon be walking into their kindergarten classroom.
Documenting a newborn is so special, and it can be done in your home or in mine. I have a small space with great natural light and all the necessary items needed for the shoot to keep the baby cute and comfortable. The style of the images varies based on where we photograph the baby. The images done in my studio tend to be more posed. Usually the baby is wrapped in a lot of the images, or naked, although I also have some custom made clothes for newborns.
For an additional fee, we can also shoot in your home (if there is sufficient natural light). These sessions are more lifestyle in nature, and less posed. The babies usually are not wrapped as tightly and the parents either have an outfit for the baby or the baby wears a custom diaper cover. Also, I will capture candid shots of the parents and siblings interacting with the baby.
Newborn pictures are typically done about 10-14 days after the baby is born, and for lifestyle sessions the baby can be even older. For posed shoots we prefer the baby to be asleep and for the lifestyle shoots, we are fine with both asleep and awake shots.
Of course, for each type of shoot, we can get a variety of both. But generally, this is the difference between the two. Please see the investment link for details about the price of the newborn shoot. Also, I answer more detailed questions here.