What is a newborn photo shoot?
What types of newborn photo shoots are there?
Posed newborn photography is all those super cute photos that you see where newborns are in poses such as their head on their hands, their cute little tushie up in the air, and are in props. This type of newborn photography requires that the photographer be trained in baby safety while handling and posing the baby so they can ensure they are not putting the baby in harm’s way during any pose. A lot of times, these sessions are done in the studio where the photographer can control the environment and the safety of the session. Recently, I have started seeing more and more photographers take posed newborn sessions into the client’s homes. If this is a route you chose to do with your photographer, make sure to listen to all the instructions the photographer gives you beforehand on how to prepare your house for a safe newborn shoot.
Signs it’s time for a newborn photo shoot
Expanding your family is one of the most thrilling events in your life, but it’s also a huge responsibility. You’re responsible for raising your new baby and making sure he/she grows up to be a happy and healthy person. You’re also responsible for getting those first few photos of your new baby. In order to get those photos, you’ll need to schedule a newborn photo shoot. Before you schedule your newborn photo shoot, make sure you’re ready for it. If you did not reach out to a newborn photographer before having your baby, Here are some signs it’s time for a newborn photo shoot:
- Both baby and you are home from the hospital and there are no complications that would make having photos difficult or unsafe.
- You’re eager for those newborn photos.
- You feel like you would miss out if you didn’t have the photos taken
What is the Best Time to Schedule Newborn Photos
The best time to schedule a newborn session is when your newborn is between 5 to 14 days. I have been performing newborn photography services for over 15 years, so I do work with older newborns as well. I have had many newborns that are close to the 1 month mark and still do very well during a newborn session.
There are several reasons why we newborns photographers advise between 5 to 14 days. Newborns are very flexible during this stage of their life which makes posing easier to do and is a safer time period to perform several poses. Newborns during this time period will sleep for longer periods of time which then allows for longer amounts of time to do posing that requires alot of moving of hands, ect. Newborns tend to only be up for about 45 minutes during this time, so if baby wakes up during the session, we can easily do a feeding and a changing and the baby will be asleep in no time.
Why hire a professional newborn photographer?
If you are interested in your own newborn session, I would love to have you at my studio. Fill out the contact page below and I will reach out to you.