Based on our experience, new-born babies are easy to photograph. They sleep soundly, giving us the advantage to plan their pose and angle. But if you are anxious about it, do not worry; we have you covered. Here are some things to keep in mind when preparing your baby for a photo shoot:
Schedule the Shoot
We recommend scheduling the shoot earlier on. Babies are more manageable in their first two weeks because they spend most of their time just resting without much crying. Older babies, on the other hand, are more responsive to stimuli such as noise and colours. This greater level of responsiveness tends to make them restless and irritable.
Bring the Essentials
Think of your baby’s feeding and nap routine. Before coming to the studio or the shoot venue, we advise that you feed your baby and make sure that they are well rested. Do not forget to bring the essentials, such as blankets, diapers and wipes.
Plan the Clothing
Aesthetics dictate that new-borns are best captured as they are and without any garments on, especially if the portrait will be rendered in black and white. We may also adorn your tot with props and accessories, such as blankets and flower garlands. It is still your call, however.
Choose the People for the Shoot
We strongly encourage you to bring your family to the shoot, but keep the number to a minimum. Shoots with many people tend to be noisy, which may affect your baby’s mood. Immediate family members, such as the baby’s siblings and grandparents, should be enough to form the entourage.
The portrait of your new-born baby is one good way to announce the wonderful new addition to your family. It is also one way to capture the moments and emotions during the first few weeks of your child’s precious life.
Contact us today to learn more about our photography services.