Portrait Photography Sessions in Your Home – Perfect for the Holidays, Family or Newborns

Newborn Photography

Syracuse Newborn Photography


A portrait photography session can be a wonderful gift for the holidays. Whether it is a family photography session, Newborn or Portrait session, booking a session (Gift Certificates also available) is a perfect gift for the holidays and a perfect way to spend time and to capture the people we love.

Sometimes the weather in Syracuse and Upstate New York is less than accommodating, so photographing outside may not be an option. Of course there is always the studio, but if possible, I always try to encourage clients to consider holding the session within their home. Why? Because your home, venue, or a friends home can provide a wonderful backdrop to capture intimate, natural and personal portraits. A home has natural props such as sofa’s, tables and chairs. The environment is warm and often reflects the person/people in a more sincere and natural way.

Syracuse Holiday Photography Specials

Syracuse Holiday Portrait Studio


How much space is required?

All that is generally required is a room with some space to shoot. It need not be fancy or decorated. I have provided some pictures from a recent photography sitting. It is a great example of how little is required and the various types of images that can come from having the photography sitting on-location in your home.

This image shows the space I was shooting in for the images that follow.  It wasn’t a lot of room and there weren’t a lot of options to work with.

Little room is needed to set up an indoor photography session in your home


Here are just a few of the images we got from this set up which included both natural light and flash.

Syracuse Newborn Photographer


Photo of a holiday photography session in a clients livingroom in Syracuse
Newborn Holiday Photography Session in Syracuse, NY
Syracuse Professional Holiday Photography in your home


Newborns and Toddlers

Photographing in the home is particularly beneficial for newborn, infant and toddler photography.  In fact, I almost always recommend we photograph in the clients home when photographing newborns since it is usually much easier on the baby as well as the mother.  It is also very convenient and provides a more natural and intimate space.

Photograph of Newborn taken in clients home in East Syracuse NY

Family Photoshoot in Syracuse home

Newborn Photography Session in Cazenovia NY

Newborn and Infant Photography session in your Syracuse home


People’s homes provide for a more diverse and interesting backdrop than a simple studio background for family portraits.  There is no way one could capture the holiday spirit in a natural way like the photographs below.  The warm colors and home elements add so much more intimacy and interest.

Holidays Photography Shoot in Liverpool NY

Holiday photography sessions in your Syracuse home

Location does not matter!

It doesn’t matter where you live, I can travel to your home whether it is in Syracuse, East Syracuse, Dewitt, Fayetteville, Manlius, Cazenovia, Camillus, Chittenango, Liverpool, Baldwinsville, Auburn, Utica, Ithaca, etc… I have traveled as far as New York City and Lake Placid for a photography session.

Birthday Party in East Syracuse

Feel free to contact me if  you would like more information on packages and/or gift certificates for the Holidays.

Thank you for you consideration.  If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me.

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Thank You,

John Carnessali