Preschool age boy laying down holding newborn boy.


What is a Hybrid Newborn Session? | Austin Newborn Photographer

Family of four with their newborn baby in Austin, Texas.

When searching for a newborn session, parents are typically looking at studio versus lifestyle. Studio style sessions take place in – you guessed it! – a studio space. They are what you see when babies are posed in baskets or on neutral backdrops and are squishy and sleepy. Lifestyle sessions take place in your home, with minimal posing and a lot of organic and emotive moments. But what if you’re having trouble deciding? Insert, the hybrid newborn session. What is a hybrid newborn session? Why would you opt for one? Here’s all you need to know.

Hybrid Newborn Session: The Definition

Mom and baby boy rocking in a chair
Newborn baby boy in a studio.

Quite simply, the hybrid newborn session is the very best of both worlds. I work exclusively with Kat Schaper Photography, who has a beautiful, full service newborn and children’s studio in Lakeway, Texas. Kat will photograph your baby with gorgeous newborn poses in her studio, and then on a separate day, she and I will photograph your entire family, right in the comfort of your home. You end up with a diverse gallery that showcases all the love and connection of your sweet new family.

Why Opt for One?

Mom and dad holding and kissing baby boy
Mom and Dad holding newborn while big brother gives him a kiss.
A four year old boy kissing his baby.

For so many reasons! First, some people have a tough time deciding between beautiful posed shots of baby versus lifestyle images in their home that truly show their family’s love and connection. This way, you can have both! Posed images are like fine art – they truly depict your baby in the most delicious way. Lifestyle photos fuel your soul and show a snapshot of your amazing family, just as you are. Together, they are the ultimate gift to your family. Your children will have these photos for generations to come. Photographers also specialize – be leery of the ones who say they “do it all.” With our dream team, you get experts on both sides who come together to give you a truly incredible experience.

What Should You Expect?

Mom holding baby boy.
Dad holding baby boy.

First of all, expect some major white glove service.

For Kat’s portion, you will come within 10 days postpartum to her studio in Lakeway. It has a changing area, bathroom, snack area, and even a coffee bar. You can be as involved or hands off in your session as you want to be. Some parents relax on the couch in the back room and quite literally fall asleep, while others like to take behind the scenes pictures and be right in the mix. Kat will give you a mini posed newborn session, which consists of one prop set and two baby posed sets.

For Jessica’s portion, you will have full access to her client closet for moms and siblings to select a flattering, comfortable outfit that suits your style. On the day of your session, Jessica and Kat will show up to your home and wrap baby so he or she is super comfortable. Lifestyle sessions are very laid back, and we guarantee that you will feel like a model. We know how to expertly prompt and pose you to look your absolute best. Don’t worry about having a Pinterest worthy, perfectly clean home. I promise that all we need is a good window! We work with all kinds of light.

Newborn baby wrapped and swaddled in a studio.
Baby boy sleeping.

You’ll walk away with a full gallery of beautiful images that will serve as your baby’s first heirlooms to his or her future children and grandchildren. Think about how special that is!

Any questions about our hybrid packages? Reach out, and let’s connect!

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