If you’re getting ready to welcome a new baby into the world, you’ve probably been thinking about a newborn photoshoot.
Because babies make for unique subjects, these photo sessions require a slightly different approach but the results are always beautiful.
Since being a new parent can be quite overwhelming, your newborn shoot should be nothing short of fun and relaxing. Here are a few tips that will help you prepare.
Schedule it before baby comes. The best time to schedule your newborn shoot is when your baby is between one and six weeks old. To ensure this is one less thing to worry about, it’s better to schedule the shoot before baby arrives.
Keep the outfits simple. When it comes to choosing your baby’s outfit for the shoot, simple is better. Don’t forget to bring along some blankets and wraps in soft colors.
Make sure baby is fed beforehand. To encourage your baby to sleep, feed them just before the shoot. This will give your photographer the opportunity to capture those peaceful, sleeping shots. Plus, you will also feel a lot calmer knowing your little one has a full tummy.
Opt for loose-fitting clothing. To avoid imprints on the skin, dress your baby in loose clothing for soft, smooth skin in every shot.
Consider where you want to hang the photos. Before you choose props and clothing for your photos, take the time to decide where you will be hanging them to ensure the colors will blend in with your decor.
Research photo ideas. It’s always helpful if you can give your photographer an idea of the types of photos you would like to take so do some research beforehand.
Include yourself in some of the photos. Some parents prefer not to be in any of the shots but these photos can be really special so consider including yourself in some of them.
Trust your photographer. Photographers who specialize in newborn photo sessions know what they are doing so trust them to give you the best possible results.
Michele is a lifestyle portrait photographer in North Oaks, Minnesota. She photographs children and their families both on location and in her studio in Northeast Minneapolis. mQn Photography is the premier family photographer in the Twin Cities. To schedule your next session with Michele please visit mQn Photography | Twin Cities Photographer or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Michele also specializes in Fresh 48 photography sessions in local Minnesota Birth Centers and hospitals. To book your custom Fresh 48 Session with Michele be sure to send her e-mail with your due date to get on the calendar. BOOK NOW