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Kai- Lifestyle Newborn Shoot

I absolutely love to photograph lifestyle baby and family sessions in the family home. It's such an authentic way of remembering those early days with your new baby, what life was like at home and your baby's little features and cheeky traits at this stage. The style I aim to achieve is very storytelling- so it involves doing everyday activities that you normally do with your baby - lots of cuddles, snuggles, kisses, feeding and playtime.


As a family photographer I want to record the things that you want to remember. Real moments. No bright studio lights. Just 100% natural light. No fancy clothes. No poses or forced smiles.


I love to document your baby's messy bed hair, mis-matched clothes and chocolate covered faces, cheeky grins and cuddles in bed. All of these moments matter. And these are things you will miss most when your tiny baby has grown up. I want to photograph these natural moments for you to relive over and over again. When your memories begin to fade, these moments will be preserved forever.


Charlene and Jay were looking for a local lifestyle photographer and I was so excited to capture the magic of them enjoying their family time with their new son - Kai. I got to focus on and document real-life type moments with them and their little one. Kai was an absolute darling and I loved getting to meet him and his lucky Mummy and Daddy.


Here are some words from Charlene herself:


"We loved the opportunity to capture these precious moments! It has been such a whirlwind over the past few months and so just taking the time to enjoy how small Kai is now was brilliant. Danielle was warm and friendly and instantly put us at ease! We didn't feel rushed at any point and Danielle was great at coaxing smiles out of our little one. We were terribly slow at responding to emails and texts but Danielle was patient and understood how difficult it can be."


And here are some of my favourite images from Kai's session. I'd love to know your thoughts on this style of baby and family lifestyle photography...

new mum breastfeeding baby boy in nursery

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729170597-4V9B0JMRKDN31NEF87WF/Kai_233.jpg" alt="mum and dad with baby boy at home" />

mum and dad with baby boy at home

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729169061-KV84YXXJUAAKVDAOVC1F/Kai_184.jpg" alt="new mum with baby boy" />

new mum with baby boy

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729171496-Z7UQ7TVN1R9XKKLWQSAF/Kai_258.jpg" alt="mum and dad with baby boy at home on bed" />

mum and dad with baby boy at home on bed

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729172649-7HRBNDAI5CSWMAAYPPN1/Kai_296.jpg" alt="mum playing with baby boy at home - lifestyle photography at home" />

mum playing with baby boy at home - lifestyle photography at home

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729175000-7NNKHUTZ0TDYCQYHLYEX/Kai_351.jpg" alt="mum and dad sitting with baby - lifestyle photography at home" />

mum and dad sitting with baby - lifestyle photography at home

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729180102-FIAKYR4PY7J0NTG47EC3/Kai_439.jpg" alt="baby boy laying in cot - lifestyle photography at home" />

baby boy laying in cot - lifestyle photography at home

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729199292-PB03Y489I544E4X7T3WE/Kai_729bw.jpg" alt="dad holding baby hands " />

dad holding baby hands

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729200892-1F9TSJQCZ41JP79LNUJY/Kai_760.jpg" alt="baby boys tiny hands" />

baby boys tiny hands

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729200595-TS4YOTZHZE8RJ3FRSUCK/Kai_768.jpg" alt="baby feet" />

baby feet

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729205227-Y6TW6UMYG8NZYWMEQHHO/Kai_799.jpg" alt="baby smiling on bed - lifestyle photography at home" />

baby smiling on bed - lifestyle photography at home

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729208219-2B1A707PA6WUPCYPZNVA/Kai_829.jpg" alt="baby boy looking into camera - lifestyle photography at home" />

baby boy looking into camera - lifestyle photography at home

<img src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/5437daade4b06fcc1e2c6598/1439729208259-SJMDLFSSLNX736CILN3R/Kai_843.jpg" alt="baby boy laying on bed at home" />

baby boy laying on bed at home

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