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Having a baby is a precious, amazing, exhausting, miraculous time. Your first child is truly a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence. It marks an evolution as a human being, from an individual into a parent. It is a time worth capturing.
That’s why many new parents choose to capture the moments with baby photography either done at home or by a professional. But how do you make sure that each image is perfect? Let’s explore this and learn how to get some brilliant snaps of your newborn.
Hire a Professional
It would help if you seriously consider hiring a professional photographer for your newborn shoot. After all, your baby is only a newborn for a few short months, and you will never have that time back again. A professional photographer will use proper lighting, state-of-the-art cameras and will be able to capture some truly precious moments in time.
Some photography studios specialise in newborn and baby photography as well, so chances are you’ll have a specialist studio near you who you can commission for your shoot.
Because a newborn cannot be instructed to pose as an older child can, you’ll have to use some props to bring a spark to your photos. You can use things like a wicker basket to place them in for a rustic look. You can also use swaddles and towels to wrap your baby up in and make them look adorable.
Take Photos of Hands and Feet
Your newborns’ hands and feet will never be smaller or more gorgeous than now. Use this to your advantage and take some close-ups of these. You can do things like encasing their hands in yours to contrast the size between you. These make for simple yet effective shots that will make your friends and family sigh at the sheer cute factor.
Get Your Lighting Right
The right lighting is essential for any photoshoot. Do some online reading about how to light up photoshoots and either invest in a ring light or external flash for the best lighting for your newborn shoot.
Do The Shoot Soon After Birth
For the first few weeks, newborns don’t do much apart from eating and sleeping. Use this to your advantage. They curl up easier and are more placid in the first few weeks, which makes this an ideal time to do your photoshoot. After a few weeks, they will wriggle and move more which makes it more challenging to keep them still for photos.
The internet is full of newborn photoshoots as well as tips and tricks to assist you in getting ideas for some great images. Have a search around on Google, Pinterest and other social media sites. You’re bound to find some content you can draw inspiration from.
Wait for Your Newborn to Sleep
Give your baby a feed, then wait a while for it to fall asleep. Posing a sleeping newborn is very easy, and you’ll also get some utterly adorable shots as they sleep soundly.
If you follow these helpful tips, your newborn shoot should be a breeze. First, consider hiring a professional for this task. Use props for that added something extra. Make sure to get some close-ups of those tiny hands and feet. Shoot soon after birth because they’ll be wriggling and moving like there’s no tomorrow a few weeks after being born. Seek some inspiration online to get some ideas, and make sure to wait for the baby to sleep before attempting the shoot. Finally, get your lighting right.