Baby Chase's Newborn Session with Both Parents | Vancouver, BC

Family of three standing in their doorway with their newborn baby boy during lifestyle newborn photo shoot with Vancouver photographer Meliza Orellana Photography

Searching the South Rock Mom's Facebook group to find a photographer was what Dakota was doing months ago when she was in her early stages of pregnancy. By the way, searching Facebook groups is becoming the way to go when it comes to looking for referrals! I totally recommend doing it for all kinds of services - have you found someone through Facebook that you'd recommend? Share a link to their page in the comments at the bottom of this page! I'm sure they'd appreciate the referral ;)

Dakota loved the look of the photos I posted showing how in-home sessions were casual and comfortable - as opposed to studio sessions being very posed. Both awesome options, perhaps just for different people. Dakota mentioned really enjoying the "comfortable vibe" of her newborn photo shoot experience once the day finally came.

Despite the easy-going and relaxed nature of in-home sessions, it's still important to be prepared! There are some things to consider, including the lighting, your outfits, baby's outfit (or lack thereof) and communicating these things is something parents appreciate when they already have so much going on. Here's a little freebie for ya, this is a Cole's Notes of the Newborn Session Prep Guide. Download your copy by clicking here.

Here's a snippet of Dakota's testimonial (thanks, by the way!)

"We felt very comfortable and not stressed at all despite having a 7 day old baby in hand. It was nice working around his schedule vs. feeling like we were on a time crunch. Everything just felt very natural which is what we wanted as opposed to going to a studio and being awkwardly posed."

Without further ado, here's a sneak peek of Baby Chase's newborn photoshoot. These were taken in their home in South Surrey. Photos were mainly taken in their primary bedroom, nursery and living room.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on their sneak peek! Share in the comments at the bottom of this page!

Dad holding newborn baby boy in Vancouver newborn photo shoot with Meliza Orellana Photography

Photos were taken with a Canon R6 and a Canon 35mm 1.4L