Factors that Affect a Newborn’s First Photo Session
There is a need for proper preparation when it comes to your baby’s first photo shoot. Most parents wish to immortalize that period in their child’s life. Photographs can make this possible. You need to have the best photos from that session to keep. Here are the things you need to pay attention to in your preparations.
You need to plan for the photo shoot within the first two weeks of the expected delivery date. This will not be a guaranteed date, but it shall serve as the most likely one. It can change in case there are birth complications. You will find that the earlier the shoot, the better a newborn tends to look. This means you keep in touch with the photographer to communicate the earliest time possible.
There is also a need to attend to the house. You need to keep the house warm and comfortable for baby. Only in summer will you not have to make such plans. You will have to also consider the backgrounds for the baby’s photos. Choose your favorite spots in the house, or the nursery. Let it have as much natural light as possible.
It is good to have baby full before the session starts. You will have a more cooperative and happier baby to deal with. A sleepy baby makes for some great photos. You also need to make sure the baby has not moved around too much. You need them not to get worked up too much. It is advisable to wake a sleeping baby up gently, should they succumb during the shoot. Anything else and you risk upsetting them, which shall ruin the photos. This is why you need to prepare them well so that they are not too tired when the camera starts clicking.
The duration of the entire exercise comes down to how cooperative the baby id, and in what mood they happen to be. The best temperament is when the baby is calm, awake, and comfortable. That session will not last more than an hour. But if there are any interferences, you will first have to pacify the baby enough for them to keep going. This is how people end up with longer sessions.
You then need to consider the props. There are some you will be asked to have, and other photographers may come with. You need to stick to using the baby’s items. This shall give it an individual look and bring out their best bits. If you use items that belong to you, the photos will not look good. You can for example use gifts the baby received when born.