A newborn baby photo is a treasure.
It is a precious memorabilia of your child. Without a doubt, new parents love having their newborn babies photograph. They will pay an arm and a leg just to get those golden shots. However, sometimes parents will be disappointed when they see the newborn baby photos. Some pictures contain their baby making an ugly face for the camera while others are simply too blurry. This is definitely not worth the huge wad of cash you paid for. You may blame the newborn baby photographer for the mess, but sometimes you, the client, may also be a cause for these little disappointments. There are certain things you need to do in order to avoid the creating disappointing newborn photography.
Firstly, you need to prepare your newborn baby.
The baby needs to be in the optimal condition when doing the photography. They need to be cooperative and not fussy. A fussy baby will prolong the shoot as well as make it hard for the newborn baby photographer to do the shoot. This is the reason for those blurry pictures we talked about earlier. To avoid this, make sure you cater to all the needs of the infant.
Feed the baby before the photography to avoid cries of hunger.
A hungry baby will cry, and we don’t want that for the newborn photography. You should also make sure that the newborn baby is free from any illnesses. It would be best to consult with your physician whether or not your newborn infant is physically okay to do the shoot. Don’t worry, 99.9% of the time your physician will give you the go signal. If everything is okay, go ahead and proceed with the pictorial.
Secondly, make sure you practice time management.
It wouldn’t be right if the whole newborn photography took up all day. Both you and your baby will be burned out if this happen. Usually, the photo session will not last more than 2 hours. The first hour or so would usually be preparation stage and the second would be the actual shoot. Thus, you must learn to budget your time to not exceed this time limit. No one wants to wait long for their picture to be taken. This includes your little angel. Set a time frame for every action. Avoid wasting time by being late for the shoot schedule. We don’t want to rush the photography session. After all, rushed photographs rarely look okay.
Lastly, avoid dominating the session.
Sometimes parents think that they should be the one to direct the photo session since it is their newborn being photographed. The thing is, it isn’t your responsibility to direct the session. It is the photographer’s. He has the experience and knowledge when dealing with newborn photography. Thus, it would benefit the entire shoot if you left the work to them. You can always share or voice out an opinion. You can even throw in a couple of suggestions. But please, let the photographer do his work. Allow him to take the reins. Without a doubt, he will give you those adorable newborn photos you’ve always wanted.