In-home, lifestyle newborn photography is getting to be my favorite sessions. There is something so perfect about capturing photographs of a family in the place that they are most comfortable…their home. I find that moms and dads are able to take a deep breath and just be themselves in these sessions which always results in the best (most real) images. Kids are in their familiar territory and tend to just be themselves. The in-home, lifestyle newborn sessions are especially close to my heart…bringing home a new baby is one of the most memorable experiences that parents will ever have. Those first few days are magical, spiritual, beautiful, chaotic, exhausting, and full of a love that you can’t quantify for someone that you just met.

Here are a few photos from a recent lifestyle, newborn photo session that I did with the Stout family. If you would like to book a session, please contact me.

lifestyle newborn photographer - san antonio newborn photography - in home newborn photographer - newborn- throo the lens photography - melissa lloyd - lifestyle family photographer


by Melissa Lloyd

The weather for his session was amazing! Fog, storm clouds, a little bit of rain, and at the end a gorgeous sunset.

This beautiful family radiates happiness, don’t you think? Including husbands and siblings into maternity sessions is so important.  A growing family is a beautiful one and even though it’s all about the belly during maternity sessions, I also want to focus on the love between parents and the excitement of new big brothers! I can’t wait to meet Maddox in a few weeks for his in-home, lifestyle, newborn session. 

maternity photographer - san antonio maternity photography - pregnancy photographer - maternity - throo the lens photography - melissa lloyd - fog - sunset photos - lake photos

by Melissa Lloyd

Our summer travels included a trip to see Grandma in Branson, Missouri. We visited Top of the Rock for a spectacular view of God’s sunset and checked out the little chapel at the top. So gorgeous! The Branson area really is beautiful – the landscape is green with lush, tall trees and winding roads. It’s not hard to find a quiet spot to enjoy the sun rising or setting. Living in the big city of San Antonio, I never realize how much I miss the green landscape and the ability to see the sun fall below the horizon until I spend some time in Missouri. Our souls need that quiet tranquility to recharge, reflect, and breathe in the peace that comes with appreciating God’s incredible artistry. Watching the sun drift down from the clouds to meet the horizon, brings about a feeling of gratitude for the life and the family that I’ve been given. 

top of the rock - branson missouri - san antonio family photographer - childrens photographer - sunset - san antonio photographer - throo the lens photography - family photography

by Melissa Lloyd

{Meet Leighton Harper}

I paid sweet Leighton a visit at Methodist Hospital in downtown San Antonio for her Fresh 48 Newborn Photography session couple of weeks ago. She couldn’t be more precious and I can’t wait for her in-home newborn session. All the gifts that God gives us are so amazing, but new life has to be one of the most generous and undeserved gifts that He gives.

stout family - san antonio fresh 48 photographer - newborn photography - newborns - melissa lloyd - throo the lens photography

by Melissa Lloyd

This is my second session with this family and I absolutely ADORE them. Mom and Dad have raised kind, witty, intelligent, and strong girls. Being around them, I just get the feeling that both of them will do big and beautiful things in this world. Their personalities are wrapped up in this lovely package. Deborah and Anson…thank you for allowing me the chance to spend time with you and your girls. Keep doing what you are doing….they are beautiful inside and out.

cornwell family - family photography - san antonio tx - pearl brewery - san antonio family photographer


by Melissa Lloyd

P i n t e r e s t