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Lifestyle Newborn

Capturing your newborn within 2-3 weeks of life.

Remember those tiny toes.

Soft hair on her head. Wrinkly and soft skin. The yawns and the noise that your baby makes. The way you gaze at your baby. The way your partner snuggle with that baby. And let’s be honest – those tired eyes of yours. The first few weeks of life is TOUGH. But so precious. Your baby is only tiny for a little while then before you know it, they are running out the door. These lifestyle newborn sessions happen in the comfort of your home. They usually happen when the baby is 5-17 days old. It gives you a chance to recover a little bit and catch your breath before documenting those precious moments at home. 


What should I expect? 

Don’t worry about that. I’ll be documenting your newborn and your family with my camera. I might suggest a pose here and there but mostly, I document beautiful things as they happen. I will also be washing my hands, social distancing and wearing masks in your home.

When should I book? 

Lifestyle newborn sessions are usually booked in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. I take 4 clients a month for this session type. Book early to secure your spot. Then you’ll notify me when your baby arrives. Then we’ll schedule a time for me to come after you had a chance to rest and catch your breath.


I take the honor of being a part of the early days very seriously. Let’s chat virtually to get to know each other a bit before you decide to have me document your life at home with the newborn.

Who Is Kristen Schell?

I am a certified Birth Doula and Photographer serving families in Southwest Michigan. I'm based out of Benton Harbor, MI and I serve families in the Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo, South Haven & Holland areas. I can also serve Michigan City and South Bend area.

I am an LGBTQ+ friendly and transgender safe space. All family types are welcome here.

Kristen Schell Photography Logo, Benton Harbor birth photographer & doula

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DONA International Certified Birth Doula in Benton Harbor, Michigan
International Association of Professional Birth Photographers Member
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