A professional photography session is the best way to preserve some of the first precious moments with your newborn baby. These photos represent the unique, incredible bond you have with your baby and will be passed down for generations to come.
But in order to get the best pictures possible, it’s important that you arrive at your session fully prepared. Curious to learn how?
Thankfully, we have everything you need to know right here. Keep reading for six must-know newborn photography tips for moms.
Although your photographer will be an expert on how to photograph newborns safely, it’s important for you to keep safety in mind as well. Certain positions may not be safe for your newborn: both while sleeping and awake. For this reason, it’s best not to request them. However, choose a photographer who is well-versed in newborn safety.
Before you book your session, decide which style you prefer for your newborn photos. Lifestyle photos depict you and your baby in your natural element, while posed photos require a professional studio and lighting.
Different photographers will specialize in specific areas of newborn photography. Chat with your prospective photographers to see which style they enjoy the most. In addition, be sure to check out the galleries on their website and let the images speak for themselves.
Every newborn baby’s sleep schedule is different. Pay close attention to your little one’s natural sleep cycle to figure out which time of day is optimal for your session. Ideally, you’ll be able to get photos of your baby both sleeping and awake.
For the smoothest experience possible, it’s vital you arrive prepared. Remember to bring diapers, wipes, a bottle, a pacifier, and a hair brush for the newborn. Also, bring outfits and changes for yourself and any other family members who will appear in the photos.
Did we mention hair and makeup artistry is provided? Mom, you just need to bring yourself, and we take care of the rest for you!
While preparation is crucial for many aspects of your newborn photoshoot, don’t let it ruin the spontaneity that will make your session special. Therefore, try not to plan each and every shot or pose.
Let your little one inspire you during the session by expecting some degree of spontaneity during the photoshoot. After all, no matter how much you plan ahead, your baby will be full of surprises!
Your photographer may offer additional products for purchase after your shoot. Can you picture your adorable baby on a custom album, folio box, or canvas? These items are beautiful ways to treasure your photos for a lifetime.
It’s best to order these items directly from your photographer since they will know the best materials and methods of printing to give you the most gorgeous results. Make sure to include these products in your budget before booking your shoot.
Your newborn photography session will be an unforgettable event. Just remember to come prepared, to keep safety in mind, and to let your baby inspire you.
Use the tips above to create a relaxing experience and stunning photographs you will cherish for years to come.
Do you have any questions about newborn photo sessions? Get in touch! We’re here to help.
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