Baby season is in full swing and I couldn't be more excited!!! Just this next week I'll have two new little girls to shoot and more in the near future. It seems like everyone is pregnant and having babies!
As most of my clients know, I travel to your home to shoot your new little bundle of joy, and because of this there's a few things it's always good parents are aware of.
Below are a few helpful tips to help your newborn session go off without a hitch.
1. Probably the most important of all tips is this tip... please try to keep your baby awake for a minimum of an hour before your session, preferably more like two hours. This can make or break a session. The longer your baby is awake, the longer they will sleep for those sweet squishy baby poses 😊
Invite grandma over and give her this task while you shower and get ready for your session!
2. Wait to feed your baby until I arrive if at all possible. I know little ones can be unpredictable but feeding your baby while I set up will allow just the right amount of time for them to fall deep asleep!
3. Don't have your AC blasting cold air. Try to have your house set for about 75-77 degrees. I will also bring a space heater to warm up the exact area we will be using for pictures. Most babies do best when it's about 85 degrees.
4. If you had a rough delivery or a c-section, consider calling in a helper for the day rather it's dad or grandma. I do require some help from an adult throughout our session, just to insure your baby's safety. Job description includes staying near the baby at all times and helping to cuddle baby when she or he is fussy.
5. Don't stress! If your house is a mess, I PROMISE mine has been worse. If your toddler is running around crazy, I promise mine acts just as crazy. I'm here to focus on your child and getting great pictures. Don't worry about everything else!
As always, if you have any concerns or questions, feel free to call or email me at 817.219.9171 or firstname.lastname@example.org