How To Make Your Newborn Photoshoot Go Really Smoothly?
Babies are very unpredictable, as I’m sure you’re well aware by now. We struggle to find continuity and routine when our little ones arrive, but that’s the fun part. Until you want to have a photoshoot to document those early days with your baby. Then you’re left asking yourself how to make your newborn photoshoot go really smoothly? There are a couple keys to achieving this, but don’t worry if it all doesn’t pan out, there’s just no way to control it all. But with these tips you should be ready to set the perfect stage for your little one.
Don’t Feed Your Baby Too Early
Your baby will most likely be at their best if they have a recently filled stomach. If you feed your baby and the photographer is still an hour from arrival, you’ll likely miss out on those precious milk drunk moments that are so fun to catch on camera. While you can always catch it later when baby gets hungry again, it just takes away from other fun things we need to catch.
Know Your Babies Go To Soother!
It takes time to learn which soother (or whatever your family likes to call it) is your baby’s favourite. A lot of babies seem very attached (pun not intended) to just one. If you’re armed with this you should be able to sooth your baby. We’ll also take some breaks along the way to allow them to feed and settle.
Get Your Baby Used To The Bath
If, like many new parents, your heart melts during baby’s bath time, you may want to include this in your photoshoot. However, babies love bath time only when they’ve been shown how to love it. Start giving your baby baths early, and know how to do it right so they love the experience! This means getting the temperature warm enough. Too many parents are afraid to make it warm enough out of fear of burning the baby. Then the water is too cool, and no baby wants to be in that bath. Would you? Also think about how to turn bath time into a nice spa like experience. Light candles, play soothing music, and get that lighting nice and mellow. Your baby will shine through in the photos during their happy bath time if you do it right!
Have Your Outfits Picked Out Early
A lot of couples think this is silly to be pointed out. But many couples find their outfits on the day of the shoot clash with each other, with the baby’s, or everyone’s! Try on your outfits the day before and snap a quick selfie. Make sure this is the look you want to go with. Just be prepared for the day baby has become a teenager, and is making fun of all your outfits in your precious photo album.
Slowly and Smoothly Wins The Race
If you want to make the best of your newborn photo session, take the time to get ready in the weeks prior. You’ll be happy you did. If you’re looking for more tips contact me below and we can talk more! I love capturing the newborn stage for families 🙂
by Gillian Foster