Preparing for a newborn session in studio.
What to bring?
My home studio is well equipped with everything that is needed to photograph a newborn baby. Backgrounds, props, wraps, blankets are found here in plentiful supply.
All you need to bring is your baby, nappies and baby food.
If you have a special hat or outfit or anything that you wish to be included in a photo please bring it along.
Getting your baby ready for a photo session.
Newborn photos are normally done on a sleeping baby. While they are sleeping they can put into cute poses and placed in a basket or on posed in mums arms etc. So the idea is to bring a slightly tired baby, then feed it in the studio and hopefully your bub will drift off to sleep.
Some photographers ask mums to bathe the baby just before the session to really get them relaxed. I do not specifically ask, but I say do what works for your baby to get them tired and then sleepy.
I keep the studio warm and cosy and white noise is playing to settle your baby quickly. The room is large and private and has all you need to be comfortable breast feeding and changing nappies etc.
What to wear:
I do encourage mum and dads to have photos taken withe their new arrival. It is best to wear plain clothes without too much fussy things going on, such as ruffles, patterns, logos etc. White, cream, grey, black are good colours to wear.