Are you thinking of planning a newborn shoot with me? Here are some things you can do before I arrive to make things go as smoothly as possible:
– Crank the heat up! Before I arrive, turn the heat up in your house. To about 80! Everyone else will be sweating but the baby will be nice and toasty :) The goal is to have your sweet baby sleep through most of the shoot. (If they don’t, we’ll make it work!)
– Feed your little one before I arrive. Hopefully they’ll be in the food coma stage when I start photographing them! Then I can get details like fingers, lips, ears and toes easily. Again, no worries if they don’t sleep… I’ve done entire shoots with wide awake babes!
-Be thinking of items that you would like to include in the shoot. My style is capturing real life so I don’t use many “props” but I will bring a couple of wraps/blankets and a basket. If there are any items that you would like to include in the photos (a blanket someone made, a hat or outfit, a book, etc.) go ahead and pull those out before I arrive. I don’t NEED these items, but am happy to use them!
-When I arrive, I’ll ask to walk around your home to look for the rooms with the best light. Good natural lighting makes ALL the difference to create beautiful images!
-IF you want naked photos (up to you)… loosen the diaper a bit before I arrive to reduce red lines on baby’s skin.
-Relax! Some parents feel like they’re wasting my time if the baby is crying or needs to be changed or fed during our shoot and I have to wait around a little bit. I expect all of this and am in no rush. I always plan extra time for newborn shoots. It doesn’t bother me one bit if there is some waiting in between shooting :)
Thanks for reading! If you have any questions or want to book a newborn or family shoot you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This also makes a great shower gift for friends and family who are pregnant and I have gift cards available. I look forward to working with you!