Planning a newborn photo session? Here are our five most frequently asked questions—and tips for your newborn photo session. Get ready for the cutest pictures ever!
What should baby wear? Unless there is a sentimental or special outfit, don’t worry about how baby is dressed. A simple onesie or diaper (if you want those cute naked baby shots) will do just fine. We have a variety of wraps, baskets and other props we can utilize throughout the shoot. Make sure to keep the diaper loose prior to the session to avoid lines or red marks on the skin. Also, avoid socks which can also often leave marks on the skin.
What should we wear? The focus will be on the newborn, so the parents should wear solid color clothing.
What props should I bring? If you have a blanket or other special item, be sure to mention it to us. We’d love to include the item and can coordinate it with the blankets and wraps we have at the studio. If you’ve seen something you like, let us know and we’ll be sure to have it ready.
How should I prep baby? Make sure his/her belly is full—even if it means he/she will be a little sleepy at the start of the session. Look at other newborn photos, and you’ll likely see sleeping newborns in most of the shots. That’s because while they’re sleeping they naturally fall into the best poses—and that means adorable photos! Their eyes will definitely open throughout the shoot, so we can capture those “waking” moments, too.
Anything else I need to know? While we will never leave baby unattended or in a precarious pose or prop, we do ask that you stay near your baby with a hand on or near him/her at all times. If you’re not able to do so please bring along someone who can!