Newborn Lifestyle Sessions vs. Studio Sessions

dallas newborn lifestyle photographer

I love both studio newborn sessions and in home lifestyle newborn sessions! If you can’t decide which is right for you, here are a few guidelines to help you make your decision.


If you’d like your lifestyle images to look similar to what you’ve seen in my portfolio, it’s important that the aesthetic of your home is similar to my studio. Your home doesn’t need to be pinterest-perfect for a great session, but keep in mind that your home is the background for your images, so you’ll want the areas we’re shooting in to be well decorated and clutter free. Here are a few other things to think about:

    • This is the most important aspect to deciding whether your home is right for a lifestyle session. I prefer to use natural light. It can be tricky to know how to tell if your room has enough light for an in home session. One way is by opening up your blinds and turning off all the lights. If you can comfortably read a book with the lights off, you should have enough natural light in your space! If your room is pretty dark, my studio space may be a better option.
    • The colors in your home will play a big part in the overall look of your images. Most of the images on my website and instagram are shot in spaces that are light and neutral colored. If you have darker walls, darker furniture, colorful bedding, etc., your images may not have the same light and airy feel.

NOTE: If your heart is set on an in home session, we can still achieve beautiful images in spaces that are not as bright and neutral. Just know that they may not match my usual style. If you have questions about whether your home will be a good fit, you can send me a few snapshots of your house to look at. 


  • If you want to have photos featuring your nursery or home
    • We typically photograph your family in the nursery, bedroom, living room, or any area that is special to your family
  • If you are wanting more casual and relaxed poses and would like to focus on family images
    • I do try to get a few solo portraits of baby during the lifestyle session, but these sessions tend to be less posed and more focused on family images.
  • If you want to include pets
    • If you’d like to get some photos with your pup, we can definitely try that during a lifestyle session. Younger children tend to do well in lifestyle sessions as well since they are in more familiar surroundings.


  • If your home is not an ideal space for a session
    • If you are wanting bright and airy photos, my studio is a great option. 
  • If you are wanting more posed photos of baby
    • I only do posed baby images in the studio, so studio sessions will include more portraits of baby than a lifestyle session. (But both session types include family and sibling photos.)


Poppy and Belle Photography is a Dallas lifestyle newborn photographer specializing in maternity, baby, and family photography in Dallas Fort Worth and surrounding areas including Highland Park, North Richland Hills, Keller, Frisco, Plano, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Benbrook, Southlake, and Colleyville..

If you are looking for a newborn photographer in Dallas/Fort Worth, I would love to start planning your session with you. To check availability or book your session, contact me here.

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meet jamie lynn


I believe in real moments and the beauty of everyday. I want to capture images that you and your children can look back on and feel how much you love each other. I am so excited to help tell the story of your life’s most cherished moments!  

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