Baby Liam had a bit of a rough go when he first arrived. Spending 2.5 weeks in the NICU is never fun – for anyone. Thankfully, he made a strong recovery and headed home with mom, dad, and bis sister this last June.
I knew doing a lifestyle newborn session in San Antonio for Liam would be the best decision for him!
Since baby Liam would be around 1 month old at the time of the session, I told mom that doing a lifestyle session would be the best for for him. If a baby is older than 16 days, I don’t really suggest doing a posed studio session. There are, of course, always exceptions to this rule, but that it typically what I stick to. Babies over the 16 day mark just aren’t as sleepy. Plus, gas and colic starts to set in at this time, which results in baby being uncomfortable and wakeful for pictures.
For Liam I knew he would be more comfortable at home, and given that he had already been through so much in the NICU, I knew he would do better with that kind of session. A lifestyle session can also be really great for toddlers as well as they are already comfortable being at home and in their own environment.
Thankfully, living in San Antonio provides a ton of natural light – usually! This summer has been so odd with the rain, but the day of the lifestyle session had tons of bright beautiful summer sun!
I did a light swaddle on Mr. Liam and he passed RIGHT out! Big sister Olivia was such. good helper for little brother. I just love seeing how the older siblings react to their new baby. It’s seriously the most precious thing ever!
I loved this swaddle! This was in Liam’s room and I knew we had to incorporate the fun color and pattern 🙂 You can find tons of cute wraps at swaddles at Caden Lane. Bonus – they are a local San Antonio company!
Samantha Sloan is a San Antonio newborn, maternity, and milestone photographer serving the an Antonio area. She also photographs families from Bulverde, Schertz, Cibolo, New Braunfels, Boerne, Stone Oak, and More!
It is best to book your newborn photo session 1-4 months in advance. Samantha offers both posed and lifestyle newborn photography. Contact her today to set up a phone consultation!
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