Top 4 Essential Tips to Have a Hectic-Free Newborn Photography Experience

Top 4 Essential Tips to Have a Hectic-Free Newborn Photography Experience

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Top 4 Essential Tips to Have a Hectic-Free Newborn Photography Experience

As a new parent, you know that your child quickly grows in the first weeks. The growth is so fast that you will struggle to remember their soft skin, the way their sleepy head seemed to fit perfectly on your shoulder. That is why newborn photography can be paramount. Though it is an exciting shoot, most parents are often worried and anxious about preparing themselves and their babies for the photoshoot. As a professional photographer, we always try to provide you and your baby with a worry-free session.

Preparations to Do Before Newborn Photography

1. Schedule Your Session Early: According to most photographers, the great time to take pictures of newborn babies is between 5-14 days old. It is only a short time to plan and make an appointment early. You and the photographer will be ready when your baby is born. It is better to book early rather than wait for the last moment as the photographer might be too busy to fit you in. It’s a good idea to book an appointment during your second trimester of pregnancy. Contact the photographer you like when your baby is born, let the photographer know, and you can set a date for your newborn photography shoot.

2. Feed Your Baby At least 30 minutes Before the Session: As we all know, babies are always hungry. So, it is important to feed them from time to time, to get a worry-free shoot. But do not give them a full meal 1 or 2 hours before the session. When they are hungry, give them small snacks. You can feed them a full meal slightly before the session. This approach can result in tranquil images, as opposed to ones where the baby appears upset or flushed from crying.

3. Undress Your Baby Before the Session: It is essential to prepare your baby a minimum of 30 minutes before the session by changing their diaper. Photographers nowadays prefer naked babies for sessions. Undressing them beforehand saves time and avoids disrupting their sleep. Breastfeeding or bottle-feeding helps them fall asleep shortly after or during the feeding.

4. Keep Your Baby Awake During the Session: Infants are known for their erratic sleep schedules, which might not always align with your schedules. Keeping your baby awake beforehand significantly increases the likelihood of them sleeping through the session, resulting in serene photos rather than ones featuring a crying or agitated infant.

Conclusion

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