Newborn Photography

newborn baby photographyPreparing for the day that you will welcome your baby is exciting, but we will talk about something that is a little after that and that that is preparing for the newborn’s photography session. Parents don’t usually know what will happen, so here we’ll help with preparing yourself for how to look and book a newborn baby photography session.

Look up for your favorite photographer

The first task is to look for a newborn photographer whose style you enjoy. You can find 2 to 3 other alternatives to consider, in case that the first choice doesn’t work. Remember that style isn’t the only thing you need to consider; set safety, price, and photographer’s treatment toward babies have to be considered.

It’s very important that you don’t postpone looking for a photographer for too long. The best time to look is during your 6th month of pregnancy which is the most comfortable month in a pregnancy. Look for the photographers with your partner and make sure you can visit each of them at the studio.

Lifestyle or formal

As you talk to them, you can make your decision on whether to have the pictures taken in lifestyle or formal form. We’ll tell you the basic differences between both.

Lifestyle photography focuses on capturing the pictures at home. The photographer wants to capture the pictures at the home of the baby where he or she will grow up in. The problem with this style is that your home has to have enough open space or areas with natural light shining in. That’s the best way set for the photographer. As much as possible, avoid the use of flash.

In formal situations, which can be often found in newborn baby photography by, the baby is placed on the set. The photographer will prepare everything from set to props, so all you need to do is relax and help only when necessary. Some newborn photographers already have an assistant with them, so you’re really don’t have to do anything.

Prepare needs

Every newborn photographer is different in how they work, so there’s a necessity to ask about it to your photographer. But most of the time, you need to bring extra baby needs and a blanket to wrap the baby when arriving and leaving. That is because the blanket is easier to take off when the baby is sleeping and you need to move around.

You don’t have to bring props but if you have special requests, go ahead and bring them. You should arrive early if this is the case, so you and your photographer can discuss the props and if he can use it or not.

Setting the date

Contact your newborn photographer immediately once you’ve got your baby. Your photographer will proceed to set up a suitable date. However, knowing that due date is just a prediction from your doctor, you need to find a newborn photographer that is flexible with his time schedule.

Check the set

As the parents, be vigilant when you arrive and see if the place is clean for the newborn baby photography to continue. Don’t be afraid to complain about it because you definitely don’t want your newborn baby to be placed anywhere dirty.