Booking your newborn photography session is incredibly exciting. I photograph in comfort of your own home. In order to make your newborn session go smoothly, I have put together a quick prep guide.
Please note that each baby is different and so I will always work at the baby's pace. Please note that upon booking your session with me you will receive a more extensive Preparation guide which featuring frequently asked questions which will help you get prepared for your little one's first photoshoot.
Please feed your baby upon my arrival as I am setting up. With full tummy your little baby will soon fall to sleep so we can get those lovely sleepy shots you'll love.
It is highly recommended to use a dummy. Even if you're not planning on using a dummy, it is recommended to have one on hand for your photography session. It will help to settle your baby and satisfy their natural sucking reflex.
Please ensure that the temperature in the room we will be photographing (this is usually a bedroom or a living room) is around 28 degrees Celsius. To ensure you are comfortable, please wear lightweight clothing for your photography session and stay well hydrated. I do bring my own portable heater, but please ensure that the room is nice and warm before I arrive.
WHAT TO WEAR
Neutral clothing without obvious logos is perfect choice to ensure your family photographs come out timeless and beautiful. Nude colours, cream, or simply black and white are great choices for group photographs. If you have traditional clothing or any heirloom items that you would like incorporated in your session, please advise in time of booking so I can match backdrop with your clothing, avoiding unnecessary colour clash. Siblings look great if they are colour coordinated too.
Please dress your new baby in loose clothing that are easily removable (e.g. onesies). Newborn photographs are usually nude and in swaddle/outfit. If you don't want any nude photographs of your baby, please advise in advance so I can bring some outfits for the session.
Babies can sense stress. Safety and comfort of your baby and your whole family is my upmost priority. If your baby isn't comfortable in a pose, I will not force them into it. I will always use a spotter (parent who will help me keep baby safe in a prop while I am photographing) to ensure that the baby won't be put in any danger. I want your photo session to be an exciting and relaxing experience and so if at any point you want to discuss any special requirements don't hesitate in getting in touch.
Thank you for considering me to be your newborn photographer. You can find information on what to expect here.