December 1, 2022


Ashley Blair



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Newborn Session – Studio vs. In-home | Philadelphia Photographer

While most of my newborn sessions are done in my beautiful, natural lit studio, I do offer only a very limited amount of in-home sessions. Let me explain more. My studio is filled with beautiful natural light. It  has neutral walls and furniture making it for the perfect backdrop for your session. These factors make light and airy images achievable.

Have you wondered whether to have your newborn session in the studio or in-home? My studio is where I do 90% of my sessions and I know the ins and outs of my lighting and how it shifts with the weather and/or time of our shoot. If you fell in love with the images from my portfolio, then a studio session is made for you. I can achieve the same look with the control I have in studio. In contrast, when I shoot in home sessions, the lighting to me is unknown. Similarly is the furniture and aesthetic of the home. Dark furniture or colored walls can effect the end result of the images.

While the images of in-home can still absolutely be beautiful, it just may not match the same look of the images you see on my instagram feed or website. I want you to love your images. For this reason, it’s important to know this prior to selecting where your session will be.

When deciding location for your newborn session – studio vs. in- home, here is something to think about. There is a bonus to the studio, no cleaning or decluttering of your home 😉!

I do recognize that some families prefer an in home lifestyle session and there is nothing wrong with that! While I do not offer these regularly, I do take a handful of them a year. If you have a beautiful nursery you want to showcase or have a similar light and airy aesthetic, an in home session may be the perfect fit for you!

This is one of the many reasons why I like to chat on the phone prior to booking sessions. I want to know exactly what you are envisioning and had in mind so I can help you determine the best fit for you and your family! After photographing newborns for 10 years, I have learned what makes a session flow nicely and what is achievable. I help every step of the way so your vision comes to life! 

baby boy sleeping blue blankey
mom and dad looking at newborn baby boy
parents holding newborn baby boy
top of baby head with hair
mom holding baby boy
baby boy wrapped up in white blanket

Ashley is a Philadelphia newborn photographer with 9 plus years of experience. She specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, & family photography. Her studio located in Newtown, PA – Bucks County.

If you are looking for a newborn photographer, I would love to begin planning the perfect session for you. My sessions are built around serving each client fully by creating a stress-free and enjoyable experience. From the option of hair and makeup to borrowing a dress from my curated studio wardrobe, I am here to help you and make this a memorable time for you ! Contact me here to learn more about the experience and to reserve your session with me or email directly at!

*Mom’s hair and makeup done by Nancy at Nancy Caroline Beauty and is wearing a dress by Nothing Fits But



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Limited availability remains for Fall 2023 & now booking for Winter & Spring 2024. Let's create beautiful memories of your family's story. Whether it's just beginning or it is continuing to be told, I can't wait to plan the perfect session for you! 


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