Dark In-home Newborn Photography Session

I’m happy to be one of the only newborn photographers in the area giving clients the choice of having their newborn photos done in-home or in my studio.  75% of my clients prefer me to come to their home for photos.  The biggest concern is “what if I have a dark home.”  As a natural light photographer, I don’t use any lighting, just fancy cameras, lenses and good ol’ mother nature’s sun.  So how do photos look when I deal with a dark home?

Well today I’m sharing with you baby C’s photos.  His parents were worried about their dark townhome hindering the photos.  As a professional photographer, you have to be resourceful in finding the light source and brightest areas of the home.  Although the home was quite dark, I found a skylight, large windows on the 2nd floor as well as a dining nook with nice light.  I moved a breakfast table for some of the shots, but really, we had a great deal of options still.  I love the challenge shooting in clients’ homes brings, it presents me with new lighting scenarios, new backgrounds and textures that give the photos more personality and style that comes in because of the clients’ home decorating.  As long as you have windows, an in-home session is feasible :)!  Meet baby C :)!