So ... what does lifestyle even mean?

Hey there, new parents (and exhausted but oh-so-in-love guardians of tiny humans)! We've got a hot tip for you when it comes to capturing those priceless moments of your adorable bundle of joy. Forget stiff poses and unnatural backdrops—it's time to embrace the awesomeness of newborn lifestyle photography!

So, what's the deal with this whole "lifestyle" thing? Well, imagine this: a photographer swoops into your cozy home, along with a camera and a mission to capture the realness of your family's everyday life. No need to dress like you're heading to a wedding or force your little one into a yoga-like pose. Nope! It's all about capturing the magic of those unscripted, genuine moments that make your family tick.

Now, here's why choosing a newborn lifestyle photography session over a studio one is a game-changer:

It's Real Life, Baby!

Studio sessions are like a choreographed dance with rigid poses and forced smiles. But with lifestyle photography, you get to showcase your family in its natural habitat—the cozy corners, the snuggly nooks, and even the adorable chaos that comes with a newborn. Say goodbye to pretending and hello to genuine moments of love, laughter, and even a little diaper mishap (because let's face it, they happen!).

No Dress Code Drama

Forget about dressing up your munchkin in fancy outfits that scream "uncomfortable!" In a lifestyle session, your little nugget can rock their favourite onesie or even go au naturel. Let's be real here—babies are cutest when they're free and cozy in their natural state. My absolute top choice is a plain white onesie.

Less Stress, More Fun

Picture this—no wrestling with props, and perfect poses that make your little one cranky. Lifestyle sessions are all about going with the flow and letting your baby lead the way. Whether they're peacefully snoozing or wide awake and curious, the photographer captures those raw emotions and tiny details that make your heart skip a beat. It's all about capturing your family's unique story without the stress and tears (well, mostly without tears).

But we are so awkward!

When it comes to posing families together, my mission is to make you feel as natural and comfortable as possible, so awkwardness doesn't even stand a chance! I'll guide you through relaxed and genuine poses that reflect the love and connection within your family. Whether it's snuggling on the couch, stealing sweet kisses, or sharing a playful tickle, I'll capture those authentic moments that make your bond shine. Let's leave awkwardness at the door and embrace the joy of being together, creating memories that will warm your hearts for years to come.

So, dear parents, if you're up for a photography adventure that celebrates the realness of your family, then newborn lifestyle photography is the way to go. Embrace the imperfections, the messy hair, and those cute baby burps. Choose a session that's all about keeping it casual, capturing the love-filled chaos, and freezing those oh-so-precious moments that make your heart burst with joy. Trust me, it's going to be a wild ride filled with laughter, love, and memories that'll make you say, "Yep, that's us—pure awesome!"

Kate Steele is a professional photographer based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Specializing in documenting the un-posed love, the genuine joy, and all the other real life stuff happening around us. Offering lifestyle newborn, family and couple photography in Ottawa. For behind the scenes and current work please follow along on Instagram!