Sacramento Lifestyle Newborn Photographer


As I mark the fourth year of my business I find myself moving toward lifestyle newborn sessions. Don’t get me wrong — I have a deep appreciation for posed newborn work and the steady concentration and dedication of newborn photo artists, who truly make pieces of art with each portrait created. Posed newborn photography, which brings into singular focus the beauty of new life, will always be one of my first photo loves. It propelled me to learn more and more about lighting and exposure, and working with the most precious among us.


Lifestyle newborn photography, in contrast, highlights new babies in their natural environment of home and family. It brings to light the connection between newborns and the people who love them the most. In twenty, thirty years and beyond, photographs from a lifestyle newborn session will be treasured capsules of a family’s history.


The wide-eyed baby


So alert!

My latest session was with this adorable baby boy and his family. I had photographed big brother almost two years ago in the same house and with some of the same wraps. The resemblance is striking and a few times I had a sense of deja vu. How is it that time has flown by so quickly?


Sweet boy laying on his momma



Baby kisses for days <3

When I came for big brother’s newborn session, I did a posed session. You can see his photos here. See how much alike they look?



My favorite photograph from the session. Backlit portrait, sweet baby and momma — the best of motherhood


Oh wait! This is another favorite of mine <3

Of course Dad got into the frame too. 🙂



Detail shots I love!

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Even with my lifestyle photo shoots, I try to incorporate some relaxed portraits in the vein of posed newborn photography. Here are a few from this baby’s session.

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Big brother joined the fun as well.





Questions about booking a lifestyle session for your family? Contact me <3

Julienne ratanasen is a family photographer serviing sacramento, elk grove, carmichael, & davis, ca, with beautiful, heartfelt imagery of families, maternity and newborn shoots, baby & child portraits, and mini sessions.

Sacramento, California | | (916) 282-9102