Ashleigh Olson Photography

Worcester, MA Photographer specializing in Lifestyle: Newborn, Couples, Families and Weddings

How to prepare: Lifestyle Sessions!

Hi Everyone! :) I thought I would write a quick post for any of my clients thinking about booking any type of lifestyle session. I'll go over three different sessions, what to expect and how to prepare to make your session just right.

Let's dive right in....

Lifestyle family session:

I love family sessions, posed or lifestyle. The purpose of these sessions is to capture your family in your everyday nature. This can be a mother/daughter session, father/son or the whole family! Dress comfortable, don't worry about the condition of your home, just relax and enjoy the moment. I tell my clients to think of at least three activities you like to do together. This can be baking cookies, going for a walk, or playing a board game. Something you enjoy doing as a family.


Lifestyle Maternity Session:

These sessions are so beautiful, and they tell a story of the excited parents who will be welcoming their sweet boy/girl into the world. Sessions take place in home of the client, usually in the nursery. We can also shoot in other areas of the home; a bedroom, a family room, or even some outdoor photos if you'd like. I love when sessions include dad, or even a sibling. Including a sibling into the shoot will help them feel included in welcoming their new little brother or sister!


Lifestyle Newborn Session:

These sessions are a little bit different than my other lifestyle sessions. Still shot in the home, newborn sessions last longer, it's not a rushed session and very laid back. I like to take my time to make sure I have all the shots. These sessions are usually shot within the first 14 days after birth. Make sure baby is fed and has a full tummy right before I arrive. I know babies run on their own time, so if he/she gets hungry or fussy during our session, take your time, feed, rock and soothe! :) Babies can sense our anxiety, so remember to relax and trust in me that I will get all the shots! The best time to book a newborn session in early morning, when the baby wants to snooze from being up all night. Be sure to include yourself and Dad in the photos and again, siblings too! We can shoot wherever you'd like; Nursery, bedroom, family room etc.


If you are interested in any kind of lifestyle session, or a question about rates please send me an email I would love to hear from you!