Many families are excited about the arrival of their bundle of joy, and for most couples, especially if it’s their first, a lot of preparations are made to make it perfect. While it is just normal also to feel anxious about giving birth, the mood is mostly excitement and happiness. From planning the baby shower to buying baby things and choosing the name, everything is done carefully.
It is also common to book for a newborn photography session since parents want to capture the first few days of their wonderful gift. If you are reading this then most probably you are planning on having a photography session for your newborn. If it is your first time to do this shoot, don’t worry, feel free to visit us at our studio so we can help you with your questions and in booking for one.
Here are some things you need to know about Houston photography for newborns.
What you need to understand first is that a newborn photo shoot is different from any other types of shoot. Time is a huge consideration as it is limited and there is no exact schedule for it. The photographer must be flexible since even if there is a due date, the arrival of the baby is still not fixed. Many photographers like fixed dates as they are swamped. Thus, you need to make sure that the photographer you choose does newborn photography and that he is willing to adjust the time based on the baby’s birth.
Before the Shoot
Before the shoot, you need to prepare everything. Choose a theme so you can prepare all the props and costumes you might need even if the baby is not yet born. Choose the wraps, blankets, and clothes that you will be using. Another thing you need to consider before the shoot is the location. Is it going to be in the studio? Or is it going to be at home or someplace else? It is a critical consideration. Remember, your baby’s comfort is of utmost importance. If he is born during winter, then outdoors is a no. Even during the hot summer season, you need to choose the perfect time so he won’t get exposed to the dangerous rays of the sun.
During the Shoot
Prepare yourself for a few hours of shooting. Since babies are unpredictable, you and everyone else involved will have to be patient in taking the perfect shots. Many babies often sleep or cry or become agitated during shoots, so it prolongs the time. As a parent, you should be ready to comfort your baby when this happens. It is best to bring an extra change of clothes, diapers, and milk.
Comfort and Convenience
When it comes to the perfect shots, everyone has to be in their comfortable place. For some parents, they are fine having shots when they are nursing their bundle, but for some, it is a bit too much. So be ready to give honest answers when the photographer asks you. You want this to be a memorable experience for you and your family, not a traumatic one.