So you've just had your beautiful baby boy or girl and you are hoping to capture some photos of your new bundle of joy. However, it can be tricky to know what to bring to be prepared for your photo session. I have included a few tips and tricks to allow for your newborn photo session to go smoothly!
Newborn photo sessions are best scheduled anywhere between 6-12 days as it makes posing easier. However, anytime before three weeks is considered to be a good time to photograph your newborn. Exceptions are pre-mature babies where we have a bit more leeway!
It is very important that you try and keep baby awake the morning of your session, at least 1-2 hours before session time. That way baby will be nice and sleepy for the session. It makes it very easy to pose a sleeping baby and allows for beautiful images.
Please dress your baby in a button-up or zip-up sleeper with no socks and no onsie on. We do not want anything that goes over their head. We do not want to disturb the baby while the sleep. Anything that goes on and off easily is a good choice to dress your baby in for their session.
Try to feed your baby just before you put them in the car for your photo session. The drive will hopefully put them to sleep and I will carefully remove the newborn once you arrive. This allows us to quickly get to posing the sweet, sleeping baby while they are still full from the last meal!
In some cases, babies may not be as sleepy and relaxed as we may wish for photo sessions. In case this does happy please bring your newborns pacifier along to soothe the baby as well as a bottle in case the baby gets hungry or fussy.