Newborn baby shoot how-to

I’m being asked more and more to photograph newborns πŸ™‚ Yay! I cant explain how much I love being able to cuddle and capture their tiniest part of their lives!Β  Having 2 amazing sonsΒ  has made me so aware of how quickly the ‘baby’ part is over and how quickly you forget how little they were! This is why I feel a newborn shoot is so important and a perfect outcome to the shoot is of utmost priority!Β  Here are my tips for a successful newborn shoot, mommies and daddies please take note:

  • The shoot can take up to 4 hours, please come prepared with things to keep yourselves busy…Most shoots are done at my home in Faerie Glen, Pta.Β  Wifi is available πŸ˜‰
  • Daddy is welcome to leave mommy and baby after family pics, just let me know if you’d like to do this so that I can structure the shoot accordingly.
  • Baby should ideally be less than 2 weeks old, day 4-9 are best… older babies are much more difficult to work with as they dont sleep as deeply so many poses are just not possible.
  • Try keep baby awake for 2-3 hours before the shoot, this will help them be nice and sleepy by the time we get started
  • Once you arrive, give baby a nice feed to make them relax and feel at ease.. if you’re breastfeeding you may want to express beforehand so you’re sure baby has plenty to snack on if necessary πŸ˜‰Β  You are also welcome to breastfeed any time during the session!
  • Please bring a dummy and colic drops if you’re baby uses them… bring a dummy even if they dont usually use one, sometimes it helps!
  • Bring plenty of ‘spoegdoeke’, wetwipes, babys own brush, 3-4 big blankies and any ‘props’ or outfits you may want to try use.Β  I have many of my own props, headbands, beanies, etc so bringing your own is not necessary, its only if you want something specific πŸ˜‰
  • Bring 2 outfits for yourselves as well in case of accidents during family portraits πŸ˜‰Β  Remember baby will most likely be nude so its highly possible!

If you have any questions please feel free to mail me πŸ™‚














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