18 Sep Preparing for a Newborn Session
Getting pictures taken of your newborn can be quite a feat! This guide will help you prepare for your little one’s photo shoot.
In order to achieve the best images of your little one, it is advised to have the session before the baby reaches 10 days old – yes, 10 days! After 10 days, it is much more difficult to get “sleepy poses” of your baby – those poses where they are fast asleep but posed in various ways.
I recommend doing the photos in the studio, which is located in the strip district.
What to Bring
I will provide blankets and props, but some of the most meaningful pictures can come from personal items. If you have any items that are special to you – maybe from a profession or hobby, please let me know so that I can work them in to your session! Other items to bring for the photos include special blankets, changes of clothes, or meaningful books/toys. And of course, bring the baby essentials – diapers, wipes, etc. Even if your baby doesn’t use a pacifier, I recommend bringing one – you never know!
I fully understand that babies are unpredictable! But if possible, feed your baby as soon as you get here – in general, they will be the most pleasant and sleepy soon after eating. Try to keep them awake for an hour or two before the session so that they are ready to sleep!! Because the sessions can go for 2-3 hours, it is completely understandable that we may need to take plenty of breaks to feed, change, and sooth baby. This is expected!
What to Wear
I typically take “sleepy poses” of baby nude but swaddled. Also, I enjoy not only photographing baby, but also photographing baby with mom and/or dad! Darker colors with jeans are typically most flattering.
If you have any questions about your newborn session, please don’t hesitate to contact me!