6 Tips for a Successful Newborn Session
You did it! You booked your newborn session. Newborn photos are an investment that your family will cherish for generations. It’s understandable that you’d want to do everything you can to make the day a success. Following these guidelines will ensure your newborn session goes smoothly and will result in the modern natural images of your dreams.
Tip 1: Sleep Baby Sleep
Our goal for the session is to capture those great sleeping baby moments; so we need a tired baby. Keep your baby up for an hour leading up to the session to ensure we can get them to fall asleep when it’s time for the session to begin.
Tip 2: Warm & Cozy
Warm it up. We’ve all been there….in a meeting or classroom and we just can’t keep our eyes open. I would put money on the fact that room was nice and toasty. If it’s summer turn your thermostat off and if its winter crank it up to about 78. This warm temp will be safer for baby since they won’t be dressed fully for some of the session.
Tip 3: Easy Access Clothes
You’re going to want pictures of all ten perfect fingers and toes, with a simple onesie the photographer has easy access to the little piggies without risking the baby waking up.
Tip 4: Full Belly
Plan on feeding your baby as close to the session begin as possible. Full belly, fresh diaper and swaddled is a great way to start.
Tip 5: Get Them When They Are Young
It’s best to have your newborn photos taken in the first 4 weeks of life. It may seem like a lot to have a photo session right after having a baby but having the baby fresh is beneficial for a few reasons. First they are extra sleepy those first few weeks. Second, they don’t have any baby acne or cradle cap yet. Plus you will want to look back on those first weeks because, believe me, you will forget those sleepy days.
Tip 6: Be Ready To Be Photographed With Your Baby
Capturing newborn baby by themselves is special of course but so are those sweet moments of mommy or daddy holding baby. No need to get dolled up…you just had a baby after all. Wear something neutral that you feel good in and be ready to snuggle your baby for the camera.