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5 Reasons to Choose an in home family session in Seattle

Seattle Lifestyle Family + Newborn Photographer

October 11th, 2021


Have you ever considered having your family photographs taken in the comfort of your own home? The outdoor spaces are stunning and beautiful in the Pacific Northwest, and I absolutely love taking my clients to the most beautiful locations for our lifestyle family photoshoots... However, let me try to convince you of the beautiful magic that can happen with an In-Home family or newborn session!

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REASON #1 : In home family sessions are unique to you and YOU alone!

No one will have the images you have because they are of you in your space. Your home is a reflection of you and your life, regardless of furniture, mess, chaos, renovations, moving... it is your story and completely worth documenting. Think back to your first apartment or dorm, and suddenly finding a picture of you sitting in that space. No matter what it looked like then, it has a space and time to be cherished. 

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REASON #2 : You don't have to worry about the weather!

In Seattle and the Pacific Northwest in general, that is a pretty big deal and a huge stress reliever. Yes, we need to consider dark grey days, but you can trust your photographer to make the best use of the light available. When taking family photographs outside in Seattle, your photographer will have to keep an eye on the weather for weeks and days leading up to sessions, and when we do have to reschedule it can be complicated and stressful for you, the client. We can't control the weather, and In home sessions take away all the stress and indecision that comes with "Rain or Shine??". We just set a time and GO!

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REASON #3 : No Commute!

If you are a parent to young children, this is a big one.

In home sessions mean you don't have to get in the car, or prep snacks, or consider if the toddler will fall asleep on the drive to or from your destination. You don't have to calculate traffic or what time you will have to leave... there is no leaving... I come to you!

That's it. No transportation coordination or calculations. For me, this is one of the biggest stressors of getting my family out the door... our time in the car. Let's just eliminate that entirely. Yes and thank you!

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REASON #4: We are in the space your children feel most comfortable in.

Their Home, their safe space.

Going on an adventure might be the best option to keep older kids engaged and having fun. But for babies, toddlers and some children they usually crave comfort when encountering new people or situations. A photo shoot, with a new adult (photographer) can be a lot for little ones, and being in their home will allow them to have an upper hand... so to speak ;-) I find that toddlers need 10-15 minutes to warm up at a new location, but they are ready to go the moment I arrive at their home and show interest in their toys or playing hide and seek. 

Home equals comfort, and a lot more ease.

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REASON #5 : A reason to connect and slow down.

Be present, in your own space.

We put away cell phones and lean into each other. Both physically by my direction (smirk), and mentally. Much harder I know, but I am there to help with that... to help you relax in both spirit and mind. We tell jokes and stories of our lives.

We connect without distraction and I witness your home and love in order document and preserve for you. There is no rush when we are at your home, no schedule or traffic to account for when you leave. If there is a spill or spit up, we have the time to change. If there are high emotions or tears, we have the space to comfort and lean into that immediate need. There is no rush. 

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And, always always include the outtakes... you never know where a good laugh will come from (clients agreed)!

To learn more about scheduling your In home family or newborn portrait session, reach out to Alec! 

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