Do your homework on the lighting.
Make sure that you study the light, where the light sources are coming from, how they look on you, how you will be able to position yourself against the light, and so on and so forth. It all sounds so technical but the thing is, it is actually something as simple as thinking about how you look like, possibly in front of a mirror, and how the baby will look like during the shoot. If the location is something that is fairly new to you such as the professional newborn photography studio of the photographer that you are hiring out, there is no need for you to go through such lengths because there is a pretty good chance that he already knows the place and how the lighting goes like the back of his hand. However, if it something set at home though, you have the upper hand and you will do well to try to help your photographer out in any way that you possibly can while you are at it.
Discuss it with your spouse.
A newborn photography shoot requires money and time as well as efforts put in and there really isn’t any reason why you would have to go through something like this all alone. Discuss it with your spouse accordingly. Get him excited and get him to help out on what you need to decide on from the picking of the photographer to the style to the poses or pegs that you happen to want the most, and so on and so forth. Things will turn out to be so much easier to handle and manage accordingly if you work on this and consider this as a tag team effort. And then of course, there is the issue of the budget to talk about. Hiring a professional newborn photographer will take money and this is something that you both need to make a decision on right from the very start.
Pick out the outfits.
Babies are usually photographed in the nude but it will be interesting to break up the monotony by including some pretty interesting outfits or even just little bits and pieces of clothing such as a nice knitted hat, an open chested vest, and so on and so forth. Get the baby to try them out before the shoot and gently suggest it out to the photographer who is working on the newborn photography shoot. It will give the photos an extra type of oomph and you will be really happy that you paid out as much attention as you did so far.
Pack some makeup and hair products.
You will be asked to be in the photos too and this is why you should make it a point to try to look your very best as much as possible. Some basic makeup and a few hair products will get the trick done for you. Fix your hair and dress up nicely. It can be as simple as that.