Why I Chose Lifestyle Newborn Photography - Plymouth, MI

Wide-awake newborns used to scare the CRAP out of me. I thought I HAD to photograph them sleeping. When I was first learning about newborn photography, every image I found was of a perfectly posed baby sleeping in basket, wrapped up like a cute peanut. I thought my clients wanted that. I would spend the majority of our sessions trying to get newborns to sleep. There was so much “shhhhing”. So much rocking. Playing hot potato with the paci. Too much heat (rumor has it newborns like to be warm. They can be so demanding seesh, lol JKKKK)

Now? It doesn’t matter if the baby is sleeping or wide-awake. I’ll photograph them in your arms, in their crib, and every spot in between. Lifestyle newborn photography changed the way I think about newborns. What if the baby is crying? I’ll probably continue to click my shutter so you can remember that moment when mama soothes her newborn during the early days.

For this session, baby Ian was wide-awake the whole time. And I LOVED it. He has such an old soul already. He held his stare for so long. He was super content being loved on by his family all morning.

These photos are just an example of why I chose lifestyle photography. No expectations of that perfectly posed photo. Just your family, doing you. This amazing mama text me later that night and said “this was the most chill photo session ever. We so appreciate that and it shows in the sweet pictures.”

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2019 Photo Album Details - Karra Lynn Photography - Plymouth, MI

When was the last time you printed photographs? I’m guilty of it too. We are all busy and I totally understand. But photos aren’t meant to get lost on a hard-drive. Photos shouldn’t be published to Facebook and never looked at again. Photos are meant to be printed, adored, and passed down from generation to generation. When I started Karra Lynn Photography, I wanted to preserve moments. In 2019, all my families will receive a classic 10x8 photo album to keep those moments safe for a lifetime.

Truth be told, I went back and forth on what product I wanted to provide to my families. I wanted something easy for my families. Something they didn’t have to stress over. Something that showed up at their doorstep with no work required on their end. No framing or pounding nails into walls only to realize you measured incorrectly. Something simple. I am so happy I ended up with the photo album. It is gorgeous. With a linen cover and lay-flat matte spreads, this album is everything. Imagine this beaut sitting on your coffee table. The best part of the album? I’ll design it for you. Easy peasy, no stress. Pick your cover color and I’ll do the rest.

Rise & Shine - Maybury State Park - Northville, MI Family Photographer

Early bird gets the worm, am I right? There aren’t too many families that would pay me so they can wake up early, get all pretty, and meet me in the middle of a field by 7:45am. But I am oh so thankful this one did. 30 degree temps and a little frost on the ground didn’t stop the little one from shining (shout out to the unpredictable-as-ever Michigan weather). The sunrise was amazing and warm and perfect.

For those families who can’t quite make a sunset session, don’t forget how pretty sunrise can be.

xo, K

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Family of Four - Kensington Metropark - Milford, MI Family Photographer

I start off every photo session like this .. “hey guys, we’re going to do a few photos of everyone looking at the camera and then you’re not going to look at me again.” Throughout the session I am always reminding someone, “hey, can you look at your dad?” or “mom, look at your husband.” We are programmed to smile and look at the camera and it’s my job to stop that for an hour.

Yes, I try to capture that “Christmas Card” photo. It is usually the photo that grandma wants printed. But it is not my main goal. I go into every session hoping to capture you being you. Being silly, or happy, loving on each other, or whatever your family unit is showing me. Each family is unique and that is what makes this job fun.

xo, K

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