The first few days of your little one's life are precious and fleeting. Before you know it, they will be walking, talking and running the show. That's why it is so important to document the tiny fingers and toes, the adorable small smirks and the way they fit in the palm of your hand. Newborn sessions are the perfect way to help capture all this and more. Here are a few tips to help ensure you are prepped and ready for this milestone!
1. Pick the Ideal Location for You.
Whether you are looking for a classic studio session, an organic lifestyle home session or a warm-weather outdoor shoot, selecting the right location is the foundation for your Newborn images. They all offer advantages and can provide a very different look and feel to your final results.
2. Less is More.
Like most things in life, less is truly more. As your photographer, I will always bring along baskets, blankets and wraps. Besides that, there isn't much more needed. The focus is and should be the details of your sweet baby and this approach allows for them to shine in each and every picture.
3. Go with the Flow
Newborns are unpredictable. More than any other session, we let them call the shots and lead the way. Having a relaxed attitude going into the shoot will help. Patience and easing into the shoot will yield wonderful portraits that you treasure for years to come.
Before each Newborn session, I send a short list of practical tips to help with the logistics for such a significant shoot. And while those things are important, the most important aspect is simple celebrating the love and joy wrapped up in your new little one. Fleeting and precious, these moments deserve to be captured through the art of photography.