Newborn Family Photography | Koth Family


In-Home Sessions Available in Dayton


Newborn family photography is one of my favorite family portrait sessions. Seeing siblings interacting and parents embracing their children makes for such warm, memorable family photography sessions.

The Koth family welcomed their newborn, Natalie Rose just last month. Big brother Levi (3) and big sister Emma (2) were so sweet and gentle with their baby sister. Natalie the newborn was SO GOOD. Slept like an angel and loves being swaddled. One of the easiest newborn I’ve ever had! 

Having the newborn session at home makes it easier for mom and little ones. It was a bit of a drive for me, but paid off big in the photos. The kids were so comfortable at home, feeling more at ease somewhere familiar.

Big brother and sister hold newborn for an in-home family photo session.
Family photography featuring newborn, Ashley Lynn Photography

Social Distancing and Hands-Off Photography


This was my first newborn session since the outbreak of COVID-19. As such, I approached things a little differently than normal. I wore my mask and had mom, Jean, do most of the moving and swaddling. I made limited small adjustments with my hands under blankets. Never touching baby’s skin.

I also didn’t pose or touch the siblings, which was a little difficult considering the young and rambunctious ages. Despite the new adjustments while shooting, things went smoothly overall.

Mom and newborn family photo session with Ashley Lynn Photography
Ashley Lynn Photography family photo session

Outdoor Newborn Family Photography


The nice thing about shooting the Koth family at their home was being able to step outside and walk around in a safe, private environment. After capturing the intimate, comfortable moments inside the home, adding portraits taken on their private farm felt even more personal.

Newborn family photography will be an especially careful service following the outbreak of COVID-19. These moments are fleeting, so it’s important to prepare a plan of action prior to the shoot – including selecting your spaces.

For families looking to soon update their portraits whilst weary of public spaces, I highly recommend exploring outdoor options! I even have a quiz where you can find the perfect place for you to take your next portraits.

Big brother at family photography session in Dayton, Ohio
Family photography by Ashley Lynn Photo

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xoxo, Ashley

32 thoughts on “Newborn Family Photography | Koth Family

  1. These photos are great! Of course Natalie was sleeping — isn’t that all she does??? :) Levi looks so grown up. Great job!!!

  2. Love these pictures of the Koth Family of 5! So many great smiles captured!

  3. Beautiful family and pictures! Glad all the accommodations for Covid didn’t affect the end product at all.

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