Amy Fansler Photography | Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, Apex, Raleigh Photographer Specializing in Newborn Photography » Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer based out of Fuquay-Varina, NC

What to Expect – Lifestyle Newborn Session :: Raleigh NC Newborn Photographer

{What to expect before, during, and after your lifestyle newborn session with Amy Fansler Photography}

{Before You Deliver}

  • Email Amy to make sure your due date range is available
  • Pay your session fee ($275, non-refundable)
  • Be thinking of which rooms will be photographed
    • Rooms must have ample natural lighting
    • Light & neutral colored rooms photograph best

{Once Baby Arrives}

  • Email Amy to let her know your little one has made their grand appearance!
  • Set up a session date up to a month out (no rush!)
  • Decide on last minute session details (color of wrap for baby, fur color if applicable, etc.)

{An Hour Before the Session}

  • Increase temperature of home to keep baby comfortable
  • Dress baby in simple onesie
  • Feed or nurse baby as usual
  • Rule of thumb:  If you can see it, the camera can see it..
    • De-clutter any areas that will be photographed
    • Make sure crib sheets are not wrinkled
  • Dress yourselves in comfortable clothing – solids and neutrals photograph best
  • Relax.. and carry on with normal life
  • If possible, have white noise available

{During the Session}

  • Lifestyle newborn sessions include family and sibling shots.  These can happen in common areas such as the living room or in the nursery.
  • Baby will also be photographed separately, usually in the crib and wrapped on a fur (if desired). 
  • The little moments between you and baby will also be captured.
  • Enjoy this time with your new bundle!  It goes by way too quickly!

{After the Session}

  • Amy will post a sneak peek on her Facebook page ( or on Instagram (@amyfanslerphoto).  Be sure to LIKE and SHARE your images with your loved ones!
  • Usually within 2 weeks, Amy will send you a link via email with your gallery log in information.
  • Your gallery will consist of color and black & white images from your session
  • Your session fee of $275 includes 10 images of your choosing from this gallery (with print release)
  • Additional images and prints are available to purchase


If you have any questions or are ready to set up your lifestyle newborn session, please use the contact link or click here!


Raleigh Newborn Photographer, Amy Fansler, is a natural light newborn photographer based out of Fuquay Varina, NC.  Amy focuses on creating timeless newborn portraits that capture the essence and natural beauty of newborns.  Amy documents your baby in your home with a lifestyle, photojournalistic approach.

Amy is a professional photographer serving Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Angier, Lillington, and surrounding Wake County areas. Although Amy loves the specialty of newborn photography, she also enjoys documenting maternity and baby’s first year.

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