How to get the most from your newborn session
In this blog post I’m going to give you a few tips to help you prepare for your newborn photo shoot. This information (along with other detailed information regarding the actual photo shoot) is also sent to my clients in a PDF booklet, so that they are able to refer to it easily.
Those first few days of your newborn’s life can pass in a blur of sleepless nights, visits from well-wishers, and above all, getting used to your precious new arrival. You may not have the time or energy to sit down and concentrate on a huge information overload, so I’ll try to keep these tips short and to the point! Here we go!
- Feed your baby 2-3 hours before the shoot. This will (hopefully) mean that baby will be ready for a feed shortly after arriving at the studio, which will equal a satiated, comfortable baby.
- Try to keep your baby awake prior to the shoot. This is definitely much easier said than done, especially as babies often seem to fall asleep as soon as they get in the car! Some of the things you can try to keep your baby awake are:
– giving them a bath
– tickling their feet
– letting them kick around in just a nappy
- Bring a dummy/soother if you use one, as they really do help to settle babies during the shoot.
- Be prepared for a warm room! I try to keep my studio at a comfortable temperature for baby but it will feel very warm to adults – so dress accordingly!
Hopefully these few tips will help you to get ready for your session, so that your baby will be prepared for those lovely sleepy newborn poses – which will in turn ensure images you will cherish for years to come.