So, what exactly do you have to do in a newborn baby photography session? What will the photographer do to your newborn baby during then? How will the session proceeds?
Everything you need to know about a formal newborn session is here. Prepare yourself, so your newborn baby photography session will be more enjoyable.
Prepare your little one
Before going to the studio, some photographers will prefer it if you break your feeding schedule a little to feed the baby then. A full baby is easier to take care of during the session because then he’ll be asleep or at least sleepy enough that he won’t be easily disturbed. If the studio is far, you can feed the baby on the way there.
Some photographers don’t mind to have you do it at the studio as they provide a separate space to do just that.
Next is to wear the baby in an easy to take off the outfit. You can even simply wrap the baby in a thick blanket on the way there. One reason is that it’ll be easier to take it off and prepare the baby without disturbing the baby too much. Especially if the baby is already sleeping, this will be the ideal situation to only wrap him in blankets.
Upon arriving, your photographer will greet you, have a little chit-chat with you and maybe cuddle the little one. You know the baby better, so you can tell the photographer if there’s anything in particular that will keep the baby asleep or awake. If you had hired a professional service for newborn baby photography by Julia and Mia Fine Art Baby Photography, the photographer will explain everything before your arrival.
Get your baby prepared and while you do that, talk with the photographer to get more details on what props will be used. Do a quick check on the set as well as the props that will have a direct contact with your baby. Make sure the room is warm enough for the baby.
While the session takes place, you might have to wait as long as 2 hours or more. During the time, you will feel bored and need something to do. We suggest bringing a friend over with you or something to read to kill time. Otherwise, your photographer might have prepared something to keep you occupied. It’s not often, but sometimes, your photographer may need your help with the baby!
But your wait is not forever.
Take part, too!
Every family member is invited to take part in the photography session. It’s a newborn baby photography, but it will worth more if the brother, sister or parents are also in the frame. Mothers are usually the most important essence to be added in the pictures. So, no matter how tired you are, don’t miss this moment! Get that picture when you can as your baby won’t stay that way forever.
Whenever it’s possible, participate as well. To prepare yourself, bring or wear an outfit that looks semi-formal. Do not wear jewelry or anything that will stand out against your plain baby.