Every parent wants a stunning picture of their little miracle framed on their wall.
Who wouldn’t want a picture of an adorable infant decorating the living room? The demand for photograph sessions of newborn babies got so high that a new branch of photography got dedicated to the idea. Newborn photography is photography which focuses on capturing the first few days of a newborn on film for future generation to see and love. However, some parents aren’t content with the traditional portrait photography of their infant and decided to add a little drop of artistry. Now, more and more couples are going with this trend of newborn photography and have their babies pose in intricate poses which could be potentially harmful to the child.
After all, it is a known fact that newborn babies have delicate bodies that aren’t developed to withstand the demanding world of modelling. When considering newborn photography always keep in mind, safety first! Parents and newborn photographers should keep these safety tips in mind when doing newborn photography.
Mind their head.
This is something you will first hear your doctor say when you get to hold your child. A newly born baby’s skull is still soft and can easily be damage with the tiniest lump. When handling infants, always make sure to support their heads as they can’t do it themselves. In newborn photography, make sure to have poses which require an infant to have their head help up high. It this inevitable, make sure that you have something to support the child’s head and that the infant doesn’t need to hold this pose long. If this advice isn’t follow, the baby may suffer some head injuries or trauma which is not worth the money you paid for the newborn photography. The next safety tip is to use clean props and equipment when doing the shoot.
Disinfect after every shoot.
Some newborn infants are born with ultra-sensitive skin in which the slightest smudge of dust can spell a rash infection. Another reason behind always making sure the room is clean is that babies are programed to put things in their mouths. It is an instinct that all humans are born with. Not cleaning may cause bacteria to build up and if that were to get ingested by the infant, you’ll be in huge trouble. To avoid this scenario, bring out the anti-bacterial alcohol spray and spray every surface. It would also be best if you were to avoid strong odor fresheners as babies have sensitive noses and these strong scents can be damaging.
The last safety tip would be to avoid jostling the infant too much.
Newborn photography can be very demanding on a child since it entails the child to do a series of poses for the camera. Your baby’s small and soft body may not be up to the challenge. Don’t force it too. It would be in your best interest to avoid moving the baby around to avoid having limbs bent or worse, broken. Photographers should prepare the props before the session and devise a photography plan that seeks to minimize the amount of movement of the newborn. Keep these tips in mind and practice safe newborn photography. The baby will very much appreciate it.