Having a child to call your own is one of the landmark events of your life. It will be a definitive milestone that will mark the end of one era and the beginning of another. One should capture all the magic of a new-born while the chance is available since these pictures have the potential to be treasured for generations to come. Here are some essential factors to keep in mind when immortalising the magic of a new-born through images suspended in time.
Don’t Waste Time
It is best to have your newborn photography session as early as possible, within the first two weeks after the baby is born. It is during this phase that the baby is most docile, and it will be easy to get the baby into poses that will result in incredible pictures. During this time, the baby is most likely to be sleeping for prolonged periods of time, making the photography process even easier.
Although you might want to take shots of the baby that might look theatrical and picture perfect, the true beauty of new-born pictures lie in natural realism. Try and keep as casual a theme as possible during the photo sessions so it looks like genuinely magical moments caught in time as opposed to a studio photo session for a magazine. Be sure to include a person in pictures as well to showcase the wonder and amazement that occurs at the sight of a new-born baby.
A truly professional newborn photographer will demonstrate the utmost in preparation as they arrive for the shoot. The window of opportunity to get the best shots can be very small since babies are quite unpredictable. As a result, they will most likely carry an extra camera, formatted cards and all the necessary equipment. Temperature can easily affect a baby’s mood so be sure to conduct the shoot in a temperature-controlled environment or have an air conditioner or space heater at hand if required. It is also best to discuss the photographer’s ideas beforehand so the parents can be informed about the procedure in order to make things run as smoothly as possible.
Get Up Close
Most people would try only take shots of the entire baby, or the upper body of the baby. There are so many more opportunities to be had to gain amazing shots if one were to get close and take pictures of the baby’s tiny feet, or even their delicate hands. For example, a shot of the baby holding a parent’s fingertip in their hand is bound to be something to treasure.
The final tip is, include the mother, for a mother has the closest bond with her baby.