Factors that Affect a Newborn’s First Photo Session
When you wish to have memorable photos of your newborn baby taken, you need to prepare adequately for the occasion. It is common for parents to seek the option of having their newborn’s memories made permanent. Photographs can make this possible. You want the best ones taken, to always bring you joy whenever you look at them. Here are the things you need to pay attention to in your preparations.
You need to make sure the session falls within the first two weeks of delivery. This date may change as it is never definite the baby’s arrival. There may be birth complications that could cause that date to shift to another time. You will find that the earlier the shoot, the better a newborn tends to look. There is a need to stay in touch with the photographer to communicate when you shall be ready for it.
Using the house as the venue for the shoot needs you to prepare it well. The baby needs you to see to it that the house is not cold on that day. If it is during summer, then the house will be conducive enough. There shall also be consideration for the backgrounds for the baby’s photos. Choose your favorite spots in the house, or the nursery. Aim for a spot with the most natural light.
It is good to have baby full before the session starts. This shall keep them happy and more cooperative. If they get sleepy, even better. The baby needs to exchange hands as minimally as possible. That tends to upset them greatly. If the baby falls completely asleep, you can excite them by giving them a nice bath. Anything else and you risk upsetting them, which shall ruin the photos. You can now see why you needed to prepare the baby well, to avoid them getting upset when the time for taking photos comes.
The length of the photo shoot shall depend on how cooperative the baby is, and what mood they project on the photos. If possible, the baby needs to be calm, awake, and comfortable. This is how you shall keep the session to below an hour. Should anything lead them to a bad mood, you will first have to get them back to their happy side before you can proceed. This shall end up being a longer session.
You also need to think of the props. There are some you will be asked to have, and other photographers may come with. The best is when you use the baby’s items. Those tend to look best with a baby. Using adult items shall take away from their moment. You can for example use gifts the baby received when born.