Snoozing eyelashes, pudgy cheeks, teeny tiny hands and a head that smells like love—don’t you wish you could freeze every moment you spent with your newborn and cherish them forever?
In the blink of an eye, you’ll be chasing your little ones around the house and getting them ready for preschool; this is exactly why capturing every precious moment of your newborn is important.
Newborns aren’t easy to photograph; they get fussy in the presence of a lot of people, they need feeding breaks and fresh diapers, and not to mention, they can’t hold their heads up—all these challenges can make photographing newborns a hassle!
But don’t worry, we have just the tips to make newborn photography a breeze for you.
1. Create a baby-friendly environment
Newborn photographs are best when shot within the first 2 weeks of the birth, but remember, everything is new and unusual for your little one—your baby might wake up when the photographer is setting up the camera, changing the lights or adjusting props. So add white noise to the environment before the shoot—it’ll help your baby drift off to sleep more easily.
Most parents prefer their babies to be in swaddles, diaper covers or their birthday suits for the pictures, because clothes can end up looking bulky and cover up the newness. However, a naked baby is likely to get cold and start crying with discomfort. If possible, bring a space heater in the area to warm the place up before shooting with a newborn; comfortable temperature makes for an unfussy baby.
2. A sleeping baby is a peaceful baby
There’s a reason why newborn photos seem so calm: the babies are always sleeping; this also makes it easy for the photographer to place their hands and feet into adorable poses.
However, this doesn’t mean alert babies can’t be photographed—just expect them to wiggle out of their perfectly placed positions a lot.
3. Try baby-friendly props—like beanbags
So how do you pose your little ones if they can’t hold their heads up? A beanbag can easily contour your baby’s body into cute poses. Plus, you can disguise it with backdrops and blankets for a pop of color in the pictures!
If you’re looking for a newborn photographer in the Dallas area, you’ve come to the right place! I have over 6 years of experience in the business and make it my mission to capture your little one’s beautiful moments to perfection—complete with quality newborn props like creative backdrops, outfits, headbands and wraps to name a few!
I also offer family and wedding photography services, in addition to newborn photo shoots. Call me today at 972-832-259 for more information.