Preparing for your newborn photograph shoot with Four J’s Photography is not hard if you know what to do. As long as you ensure that your baby is ready for the photoshoot, everything is bound to work well in your favour. Use the following tips to prepare your baby and yourself for the photograph shoot:
1. The Importance of Timing
Although most professional baby portrait photographers will ask you to get in touch with them shortly after your baby arrives, chances are that you will forget to do so. This is mostly because of all the duties and chores that come with getting a new baby.
Additionally, becoming a new parent is accompanied by major lifestyle changes. Most parents have so much on their minds right after the baby arrives. Therefore, chances of forgetting are pretty high.
To ensure you never forget to contact your professional baby photographer, mark it in your diary. Another option would be to set a reminder on your mobile phone. Alternatively, consider asking the photographer to get in touch with you after a specified amount of time. These reminders will ensure that you get the timing right. As a direct result, your newborn will be photographed at the exact date you planned.
Similarly, keep in mind that most newborn photography sessions ought to be scheduled within the first 2 weeks after the delivery. However, the best time for such photos is between 3 and 7 days after the baby’s arrival.
Photographers usually move newborns around and scrunch them to capture the perfect images. Consequently, it is important that the baby is sleepy enough for the professionals to handle them. Around the 8th day, babies discover stretching – which makes it infinitely hard for photographers to get them in curly poses. After the 14th day, it is close to impossible to get babies to sleep. Therefore, it is unlikely that the portrait photographers will be able to capture that uniquely bendy newborn pose. This is why it is so important to get the timing right.
2. Location! Location! Location!
Most newborn photography sessions take place in the parents’ home. In case the weather conditions allow (and you are comfortable with the idea), the photography session can also occur outside.
Consequently, most parents may feel like their house is a mess. After all, it is impossible to take care of a baby and still do laundry, wash dishes and ensure that there are no baby items strewn all over the place.
However, the baby photographers sometimes have to move furniture around to make enough room for their equipment, themselves and the baby (and other people who will appear in the portrait).
Whatever the case, you should not worry too much about the location of the newborn photography session. The professionals you contract will have handled projects like yours countless times. To this end, they are likely to suggest the best places for the photoshoot. All you have to do is ensure your baby is clean and ready for the session. Then, the photographers will help you find the ideal location for the shoot.
In conclusion, while preparing for your newborn photography shoot with Four J’s Photography, never forget that most of these sessions take time. Talk with us beforehand about what you need to expect during the photoshoot. In this way, you will be mentally prepared for the fun activity that is baby photography. At the end of the day, you will be glad that you got those perfect photos of your baby.