Simple Tips To Prepare For Your Newborn Photo Session

The magic months of having a newborn can seem to fly by so quickly. This is why you may have scheduled a newborn photo session to capture these precious moments to enjoy with your newborn in the future. Properly preparing for your newborn photo session will help ensure the experience is as smooth and stress-free as possible. Here are a few simple tips to help you get ready for your newborn photoshoot.

Discuss Your Vision With the Photographer

Talk with your photographer prior to the session to discuss your expectations for the photoshoot. For example, discuss the number of poses, any props or outfits you want to include in the session, and how many photographs you want to receive from the session. This discussion can help both the photographer and you ensure you have all the correct props and allows the photographer to set up prior to the session.

Schedule Your Shoot for the Ideal Time

Many parents want the classic baby poses that mimic how the baby was positioned in the womb. These poses involve keeping the baby in a tight ball or their limbs curled. If you want these poses, you will need to schedule the shoot during the first couple of weeks after the baby is born. After these weeks, it will be difficult to position the baby in these more classic poses.

Additionally, as you begin to understand your baby's temperament and establish a schedule, you will understand the best time of day to schedule the appointment. For example, some babies are happier, sleep more soundly, and will be more cooperative during the morning, while other babies will do better in afternoon appointments.

Also, make sure that your baby is well-fed and rested before the photoshoot.

Pack for the Photoshoot

Packing for your newborn photoshoot is probably the most important part of this experience. Here are a few things you need to bring along to ensure your photoshoot can be set up and end as quickly and smoothly as possible:

  • Outfits for you, the newborn, your spouse, and siblings
  • Props
  • Extra clothes for your newborn
  • Extra diapers and burp cloths

Bring along any sentimental objects or other pieces you want to include in the photoshoot, such as photos of loved ones who have passed away or a baby blanket given to you by a cherished family member.

Properly preparing for your newborn's first photoshoot will help ensure you are seamlessly able to capture the memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Reach out to a newborn photographer to discuss your vision for the photoshoot.