Portrait Session

Lifestyle Newborn

Do you picture a warm and cozy at-home background? If so, a lifestyle newborn session might be just what you’re looking for!

Your sweet little one is on the way, and when you think of your baby, what do you see? 

Lifestyle portrait sessions are typically done within 2 weeks of the baby’s birth, but really can be done at any age! Being that you’ve just had your baby, I don’t expect your house to be perfectly clean. We really just need one room that is tidy, with minimal background clutter, and great natural light to create beautiful portraits! The natural light is a big part of this equation, as homes can tend to be much darker in camera than you would expect. Ideally, you’d want to use a room that has at least 3-4 large windows, and lighter colored walls. These sessions tend to go a bit longer, because I build in extra time for taking a break partway through for feeding and changing the baby as needed. The baby should be fed and happy when I arrive - awake or asleep is fine! We will get plenty of variety of the baby with each parent, both parents, and the baby by themselves. I’ll make sure to get allllll those tiny little details that you don’t want to forget, like their little fingers and toes, their eyelashes and ears, and their beautiful hair of course! I want every mother to feel absolutely beautiful during her session, so I’ll work with you to find the best angles. In the end, I want to leave your home feeling like a friend, and for you to have a truly warm and gentle experience for your first portrait session as a family! 

About the Sessions

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Download your images, share with your loved ones, and order prints

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See your full portrait gallery within 3-6 weeks of your session

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Receive a few sneak peeks within 24 hours of your session

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Have an amazing photoshoot!

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Contact me when baby arrives and schedule your session

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Sign your contract and pay your retainer fee

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Eamil me to go over details

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What You Get

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Travel Fee to Acadia: $350




The Lifestyle Newborn

Lifestyle Newborn Galleries

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- Rebecca Blank

 The photos speak for themselves, each and every one is simply perfect and looks like it is out of a magazine. But Andrea herself is equally as awesome and the kind of person you want to be around. She photographed our elopement and then just did our family photos and we can’t wait for the next time we do pictures with Andrea again.

"Andrea is simply the best."

Kind words from past clients

Once I have answered any questions you may have and you have decided that the Andrea Simmons Portrait Experience is exactly what you’re looking for, the next step is booking. You can save your date by signing your contract and paying your retainer fee online. 

How do we move forward with booking our portrait session? 

As soon as the baby arrives, please contact me within 2 days to schedule your lifestyle at-home newborn session. We will look at both of our schedules and find a time within the first 2 weeks of baby's arrival to do your session.

How do we schedule a newborn session when we don't know the baby's arrival?

I average between 60 and 120 final edited images for portrait sessions. I love delivering my client’s files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You will have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want. 

How many images will I receive from my portrait session? 

You will get a sneak peek of your images within 1-2 days of your session! My turnaround time for the full gallery averages between 3 and 6 weeks, though most portrait sessions are delivered within 4 weeks. 

what is the turnaround time for receiving my final digital images?

I offer professional prints for sale in your online gallery. These are optional, as you will already have the digital images available for download, and a print release. The prints are reasonably priced, and are shipped right to your home within 1-2 weeks.  

Can I order prints from you? 

It honestly depends on your home! We will be using the rooms with the most amount of natural light available. For most homes, morning times are best for abundant light, but sometimes we can make early afternoons work too! 

What time of day is best for an in-home newborn session?

That is to be expected! I always allot extra time to allow for feeding/changing and soothing fussy babies during our session!

what if my baby is fussy or needs to eat during the session?

I offer a discount for clients wishing to book more than one session at once. If you book 2 sessions (for example, a Maternity and Fresh 48 session), I will take $100 off the combined price of the sessions. If you book 3 sessions, I will take $150 off the combined price.  

Do you offer multiple session discounts? 

I believe every client should leave their session happy and relaxed, knowing we had fun and got some great images! I think the candid photos are just as important as the posed photos, so I go back and forth to get both during every session! 

What is your shooting style for our portrait session

Nope! I charge based on my time, so you can include as many extra people as you want in your session! Just keep in mind that more people will mean more time spent posing and arranging. I love extended family sessions, the more the merrier!

Do you charge extra for more people in the photos?



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I can't wait to talk to you more about your photography dreams and wishes. I only book a limited number of portrait sessions per month, so please reach out so we can make this happen for you!


I’m so glad you contacted me! I can’t WAIT to photograph you (and your family)! Just remember, this WILL be fun, and you will have professional, beautiful portraits to remember this time in your life! I’m so glad you’re choosing to get in the photo, because life goes by WAY too fast! Your future children and grandchildren will look back on these photos and see what an incredible person you are! See you at your session!

Thank you so much for reaching out!