Tips for Photographing Newborns!

Every parent wants to capture the memories of their children growing up, especially with how fast they grow! So we have a few tips for when you want to have photos of your newborn.

The first thing you and your photographer need to think about is your child’s safety. That means making sure not to do any posses that will endanger your child. One of the more popular posses going around right now is called the ‘frog’ pose. This is a pose where you basically have the child folded in half with their head propped up on their hands. This photo is actually two photos merged together. One photo with a parent holding the child’s head balanced on their hands, then another with the parent holding the child’s arms so the head is balanced. This part of the pose doesn’t harm the child, however, while that is happening the child’s legs are folded under their body. This can dislocate the child’s hips! Just picture you doing that pose. Have your legs stretched out in front of you and lay your chest on the ground.

The second thing you need to do is have the newborn session on your child’s schedule. If your session is an hour long, plan to be there for at least an hour and a half. Also, in order to get any of the photos you want of your child needs to be in a good mood. So scheduling a session after a meal or whenever your child is most comfortable.

The third tip I have for you today is to make sure your child is comfortable. I have found that having a space heater on low pointed towards the child is the best for making the child comfortable. Having your studio or home a little on the warmer side will make the child more comfortable.

My fourth and final tip is to have the most important outfits first. Designate about 3 outfits as the ones that you really want/have to have and then the others can be a bonus!

I hope the next time you schedule a newborn session that these tips help you out!