Newborn photography is my passion! However, as much as I love it and we all absolutely adore the results of a successful newborn photography shoot, there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure it all goes smoothly. It is a team effort with me and the parents for sure. So, here are my top tips for parents to secure a winning team!
When you are expecting a new bundle of joy and you know that you want to capture those precious newborn moments, make sure to book your photo session as soon as you decide. Those first few weeks of life are when your baby is the most posable and sleepy and I want to make sure there is room in my schedule soon after the due date. If you want more playful and awake photos, let me know as that adjusts the timeline a bit.
Dare to Dream
What would your ideal newborn photos look like? What colors, backdrops, props and outfits do you picture? I love collaborating with parents and making sweet dreams come true. So, don't be afraid to daydream, browse my past sessions and let me know what you are envisioning. But remember that when the day comes, it's all up to what baby wants, which leads me to my next tips.
Be Ready to Feed
A newborn photo session takes anywhere between 1-3 hours, so it is important that you come to the studio prepared to feed your baby at some point. A full baby is a content baby and those lead to the best shots.
Dress for Comfort
Babies love to be warm and snuggled, so I'll have the studio space heated. Have the baby dressed in something easy to take off, such as a zipper sleeper, so we can get your little bundle in a sweet swaddle or cute outfit without too much disruption. And you may want to come in layers to ensure your own comfort while enjoying the session.
Lastly, make sure you have given some time and attention to where in your home you want the end results and what you want to do with your newborn photos. I promise you that the moments captured of your newborn will be ones that you will cherish and want to share with others. So, think ahead and make a plan so your cherished results are valued.
And I'll walk you through every step of the way. Before your session you will get a personalized email from me with what to expect, what to bring and tips and tricks of what to do before you get to the studio to help the session go as smooth as possible. I'm your photographer but also your cheerleader and coach too on this team. Looking forward to teaming up with you soon!
Amber Sullivan- Northern Colorado Photographer
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