The feeling of becoming a parent is incomparable. Nothing beats the joy of welcoming the love of our lives into the world.
Seeing the shape of their tiny body, and the adorable way they look at us, makes us want to be able immortalize the moment we hold them for the first time.
Planning the future with your bundle of joy in mind, and browsing through your own baby photos, these are the irreplaceable, golden days. You want to be able to freeze the special, fleeting moments spent with your little munchkin.
There’s something about the bond between a parent and child that can’t be captured by fictional movies, books, and theatrical performances. For those special moments, the bond and love shared can only be captured through photographic memorabilia. This is when newborn photography comes into the spotlight.
If you’re preparing for a newborn photography session, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Good Lighting is Essential
There’s nothing like good lighting to capture the articulate details, which would have otherwise been missed. The fiery ball in the sky is a good source of natural light. But when you’re preparing for newborn photography, you have to work with limited lighting.
Ask your photographer to recommend lighting settings, and the type of light that’s best for the photo shoot.
If you’re planning to hold the session at home, you will have to invest in high quality bulbs and tube lights.
However, if you’re planning to go to a photo studio, your photographer will have the necessary lighting equipment.
- Only Trust Professionals
You want to be able to look back at the photographs twenty years from now and be able to revisit these special moments.
Hiring a professional handle the session is the best way to achieve this. Whether it’s capturing the first time your bundle of joy smiles at you, or the way s/he looks at you when you’re holding him/her—you want to capture it all!
Hiring an amateur photographer or a friend to do the job is risky. They don’t have the experience of training of a professional photographer. A professional knows when the moment is right, when to take a shot, and how to focus the lens so the pictures do not become blurry.
- Safety of the Baby
The safety of your baby is number one priority. A professional photographer knows how to handle fragile, delicate babies. This is because they have immense experience photographing newborn babies. They know which poses are safe, and which angle to place the baby in. They also know how to make them feel comfortable during the session.
I am Lily Hayes, a professional photographer, based in Dallas, Texas. If you’re looking for shooting remarkable and stunningly beautiful newborn photography Dallas, feel free to explore my portfolio for more information!