Mood & Emotion

When a client came to me with a desire for a "moodier" in-home newborn session, I may have squealed a bit with excitement. Moodier sessions involve using less light and more shadows.

Moody light = emotional images, and I am totally here for it.

Setting the Mood

Typically the first thing I do when I arrive at a home for a newborn session is open the shades and let in as much light as possible, but for this session I was careful let it only a bit of light here and there. We left curtains partially shut, creating diffused light and gorgeous shadows.

The Comfort of Home

We began the session with intimate family photos on the bed. Big sis was the star of the show with her gorgeous, playful red curls. We wrapped the baby and placed him in a Moses basket for some individual portraits, and then moved to their gorgeous modern living room for some more casual family poses.

The result was perfection. See for yourself below!

Are you looking to schedule a newborn lifestyle shoot? If so, consider what type of vibe you want from your newborn shoot. Clean and bright makes for a more joyful vibe, where as moodier shadows bring in more emotion. Consider your personal story and preferences to know which is right for you!