Newborn Photography Essentials
I love love love love newborn photography! These photographs are the most important photographs you will ever take. The precious moments after birth are extremely important and pass so quickly. You will remember these photos for the rest of your life.
The absolute best time to take newborn pictures is from birth up to 14 days old. 6 days is the perfect time, when babies are starting to acclimate to their surroundings but still have those sweet baby wrinkles. During this period they sleep a good majority of their day, and being asleep let’s me pose them in those precious newborn poses. Outside of 14 days newborn shoots still can be done, however, we may not be able to all the poses we want. The pictures will still be GORGEOUS!
Newborn photo sessions are in the comfort of your home. So please tidy up as best you can, put away any distracting debris, papers, or miscellaneous items. I still try to use natural light as much as possible, so if available please clear a space near a large window or glass door. The bigger the better!
Babies are on their own schedule – so no rushing. The 60 min photosession does not apply to newborns. I will stay until we have all the shots you want and you are completely satisfied.
When shooting families with small children, especially infants, expect to take numerous breaks. Babies often need breaks and time to adjust to their new surroundings (me!) or often just need a little snuggle time from mommy and daddy.
I will bring blankets and any cute prop ideas, feel free to bring your own. Mention any ideas you have during the creative consultation. Together we can come up with a photography theme that you will be beyond satisfied with.
Newborns like it warm, between 80 to 90 degrees, and their comfort is my TOP priority. I bring a heating pad and portable heater to raise the temperature of the room we will be shooting in.
A well fed happy sleeping baby is best to work with. If it coordinates with your schedule please feed your little bundle of joy 10 to 30 minutes before the start of the photoshoot. This will help to keep the baby comfortable and cozy during the photosession.
Please do not worry if you forget anything. I will send you an email 48 hours in advance reminding you of these essentials. Plus the day of the photoshoot I will ensure everything is perfect before we start photographing your little miracle.