Newborns are best photographed within 5-14 days. During this period baby still remembers womb-like positions and willingly takes them. Baby`s body is very flexible, so it is possible to accomplish all desired cute poses. After the second week of life babies are more alert and easy to wake up, they move and stretch, so achieving nicely styled newborn shots becomes very challenging. Furthermore, in the first days of life, the newborn does not suffer from colic yet and sleeps a lot, and this is actually all what we want😊 – to have your baby sleeping throughout the entire session.
To achieve that and make your session run smoothly:
Feed your baby wellright before leaving for studio
Bring a pacifier, even if your baby does not usually use it
Bring a bottle of milk. If you’re breastfeeding, justpump the milk into the bottle
You will also need:wipes, diapers, blanket for wrapping and a nappy cloth for feeding or burping
Nursing mothers should avoid coffee, black tea, chocolate, citrus fruits and soda, as well as any spicy food, 24 hours prior to the session
Do not use oily moisturisers, talcum or ointments & creams containing zinc oxide on the babies skin at the day of photo shoot
Feeding can be followed by a warm bath shortly before leaving for photo shoot
Try to keep your baby bit awake during a car drive on the way to my studio
Choose baby clothes, which are easy to unwrap, for example rompers with zip or buttons, instead of those pulled over the head
As the session includes portrait of mum & dad with a baby and also a family picture, please try to dress similar colour tones and rather choose clothes that are not to covering and built-up, e.g. something with short sleeves and a larger neckline
I hope, these few tips will help you prepare for your baby`s first photo session, so it runs smoothly and comfortably. I sincerely encourage you to plan and book a session before the expected date of birth to make sure, that I will be available to your family once you come back home from the hospital. See you soon in my studio!