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.
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.
Congratulations on your beautiful news. You want to get baby photos of your gorgeous bubba as soon as they arrive. So how long before bubs comes, should you book your session? It will depend entirely on your photographer however you should book as early as possible especially for weekends as they are generally the busiest.