Welcoming a newborn into your family is an exciting and memorable time, and capturing those first few weeks in photographs is a wonderful way to cherish those memories for years to come. As a family-owned photography business in Gold Bar, WA, we understand the importance of capturing those precious moments with your newborn. Here are some tips on how to prepare for your newborn photoshoot:
Newborns grow and change rapidly, so it's important to schedule your photoshoot within the first two weeks of your baby's life. This is when your baby is most sleepy and will be more cooperative during the shoot. We recommend booking in your second trimester. We schedule your session tentatively for your due date and then finalize the date and time once baby has arrived. This ensures we leave around your due date in case baby arrives early or late (so rarely on time)!
Keep it Simple
When it comes to newborn photography, less is often more. We recommend simple, neutral-colored clothing for parents and siblings, to avoid distractions and keep the focus on your baby. We love a simple black or white t-shirt since baby is the focus here!
Choose a Safe and Comfortable Environment
A newborn photoshoot requires a safe and comfortable environment for your baby. If we are choosing to have your newborn session at your home, then we recommend a warm, quiet room with plenty of natural light, and making sure the room is free of any potential hazards. We will scout your home upon arrival to find the best room to fit these needs. If we are choosing to have your newborn session at our studio, then we have everything set up, toasty warm and ready to go upon your arrival!
Feed and Soothe Your Baby
A well-fed and well-rested baby is essential for a successful photoshoot. We recommend feeding and soothing your baby right before the shoot to ensure they are comfortable and content. You're welcome feed baby once you arrive to our studio, or while we are setting up in your home. This makes it so baby it extra sleepy (also known as milk drunk) and will sleep through our small movements and positions.
Trust Your Photographer
Newborn photography requires a gentle touch and a patient approach. Our experienced photographers have the skills and expertise to handle newborns safely and comfortably, and we work closely with parents to ensure their baby's comfort throughout the shoot.
At our family-owned photography business, we specialize in capturing beautiful, natural portraits of newborns and their families. We work closely with new parents to create a safe and comfortable environment for their baby, and we use our skills and expertise to capture those precious first moments. Contact us today to schedule your newborn photoshoot and start creating cherished memories with your family.
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