Every newborn photographer will have a different way or style of doing things but these are just some of the top things I’ve learned through the years as a newborn photographer. So here are my newborn photography tips for that amazing photo shoot with your newborn:
* I ask every parent: candid or posed? I have to understand what the parents are looking for first. If you want that posed look with a cute hat that Aunt Mary made or outfit that is a family heirloom, 14 days after delivering, is the perfect time to take newborn photos.
The next photo is of a newborn of about 28 days old. They can keep their eyes open and stay put and are more alert to voices and sounds. These newborn photos are often candid.
* Bring it all: Come prepared for anything and everything. Bring that special blanket, outfit or headband.
* Parents: wear comfy clothes! If you are comfortable, the baby with be too.
* Come with inspiration: If there is a newborn photo you’ve seen on Pinterest or FB and you want something like that, but with your own twist; have it ready to show me! I need a direction to go.
I love my job….with this job there are the most excellent perks that comes with it!