Newborn photography is important to capture within the first 2 weeks of life (up to 4 weeks at most). This is because newborns are more sleepy in the first few weeks of life and therefore easier to photograph and pose. There are 3 essential poses you must capture in newborn photography.
Like newborn photography, baby photos and kids photos are equally as important. Children change dramatically from year to year and it’s important to capture this time in your child’s life to create permanent memories for the future. Children can sometimes be a little tricky to photograph, depending on their age. Toddlers like to move around and tend to have a short attention span so it’s important to bring items with you to the child photography session. Some items you could bring are your child’s favourite toys, particularly a noisy one so that you can catch your child’s attention during the photo session, a comforter such as a blanket or dummy. Ask your photographer if they have a little area for the children to play during the baby photos’ session and if they have some toys. This will help to put your mind at ease that there is also something that keep your child entertained in between photos.
In this post I thought it would be great for you to see what newborn photography looks like with me. In newborn photography you need to have patience. Newborns are on their own clock so you need to stop when they need feeding and changing and then cuddle them until they sleep. Capturing newborn photos sometimes need to be quick, depending on how settle the baby is. Sometimes newborn photography might even involve wrapping mum or dad in a backdrop and laying baby in their arms because that is the only way they are settled. You can still create gorgeous newborn photos by doing this. My studio is always warm for newborn photography so you need to wear layers so you don’t get too hot. I also have a change table and tea, coffee and water facilities for your convenience as well as a super comfy couch for those tired mums who want to put their feet up and maybe even go for a snooze. Watch the video below for an insight into how newborn photography works with me.
Father’s have a special bond with their children and I love being able to capture these special connections between father and son or father and daughter. I feel very lucky and grateful that I am the one that captures these special moments for a family.
Photography prices vary drastically. Price is not always an indicator as to the experience and style of a newborn photographer or their quality of work. Some things to consider when deciding on newborn photography so you don’t end up disappointed with the end result are: Ask questions to get a feel for the newborn photographer and to make it clear what you want with your newborn photography. Find a newborn photographer you feel comfortable with. You are most likely going to be exhausted and overwhelmed so you want a newborn photographer that calms you. Find a style of newborn photography you like Look at their newborn photography packages – do they include items you want or do they have more of an a-la-carte style where you can choose your own inclusions and get exactly what you want. Find a newborn photographer that has experience! At least 3 years to ensure they have worked with a lot of other newborns and that they know what they are doing
A maternity photography session is designed to be relaxed and comfortable. Maternity photos provide gorgeous memories for generations to come, documenting and reminding you how beautiful you looked while your baby was growing. If your photographer is anything like me then they will have a range of maternity drapes, signs and ribbons to show off your belly in your maternity photos. However you may feel a little more comfortable in your own clothes.
You’ve just had a baby. You’re exhausted and you really want photos of your precious little baby when they are a newborn. However this task seems overwhelming and stressful and which newborn photographer do you pick? Here are a few tips to ease that stress and pick a photographer that you are not only comfortable with but someone who is professional, caring and has a gorgeous portfolio.
I was sitting at my desk thinking about what to write for my next blog post. It hit me that perhaps you might like to know a bit about me so I’ve created a bit of a personal project. I’m going to show you my own personal pregnancy timeline. I did this every 4 weeks starting at 16 weeks with the help of my husband and son. I firstly chose a max dress because this type of clothing is firstly super comfortable when you are pregnant and secondly it knew it was going to stretch with my belly as it grew. It’s great to wear the same clothes in all of your pregnancy timeline sessions as it really enhances your gorgeous pregnant belly. My husband was behind the camera and took these photos for me. I left it on a tripod so he literally just had to press the shutter to take the photo.
Most people these days want family photography packages that include digital copies of all of the photos. However there are so many other options to create permanent high quality products that can be passed down to generations. Some photographers have an a-la-carte option and others have packages that are already made up.
Baby photos are one way to capture all the details of your little bundle. Have you thought about a mould of your baby’s hands and feet. This only takes about 45 minutes and is then presented in a coloured frame of your choice. You can also choose between adding in a commemorative birth certificate as well. Most of the packages include a baby photo in the frame.