Before doing one of my first indoor session this past year, I was firmly against the idea. I strongly prefer natural light, sunsets, and nature. Also, the idea of using my flash for a dimmer or darker space didn’t appeal to me. But…I’ve completely changed my mind on indoor sessions as I’ve learned to use both natural window light and my flash more effectively – not to mention indoor colors are often more vivid, intense, and diverse!
There are so many reasons why a family might opt to do an indoor session, the primary reason being a family books during the winter months and too cold to go outside! I would also encourage families who have more rambunctious, unpredictable, or fussy babies or toddlers to choose this option given kids are so much more comfortable in their home, where there’s easy access everything they might need to stay settled and it’s more contained. Home sessions also allow for more creativity and give families the option of using multiple rooms and semi-structured activities (painting please…) for a more documentary approach.