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How to Take Photos of Your Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

It is not a secret that taking photos of newborns is a difficult thing to do, that’s why professional baby photographers have to be quite experienced and patient. However, there are situations when it is impossible to hire  a professional photographer, so parents have to take on photographing duties.

To warn you in advance, you will get very tired by the end of the process, however it is a perfect way to do something fun and creative with your child. Besides, you will save a few hundred bucks. Believe me, after couples of photoshoots of your baby, you will get hand in it and the next sessions will be much easier to handle. We made a roundup of useful tips that will allow you make wonderful photos of your newborn baby.

Guide for Parents: Snap Your Newborn with Ease

Begin As Soon As Possible

Some of you might think that it is nearly impossible getting your camera out when you just gave birth to a child, however, it is the best moment to starting shooting your newborn. Keep in mind that the first month is a perfect period for taking baby pictures since newborns sleep most of the time and tend to huddle up, which is the sweetest pose.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

Warm a Room

It is better to warm up a room where a photoshoot will take place since babies tend to sleep better and feel themselves comfy in warmer premises.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

Getting Peed

Most likely you will want to take those cute photos of a naked baby lying on a fuzzy blanket that are utterly popular nowadays, however take note that you will definitely get peed or pooped on as well as a surface, on which your kid will be lying. That’s why it is important to protect your mattress with a thick layer of bedsheet.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

Make Close Ups

Try to take pictures from different angles and on different distance in order to have a wide choice of photos in the end. Don’t forget to take close up photos using macro lens; this way you will capture all the smallest details on your baby’s body.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

Make a Plan

Before you proceed to the photoshoot itself, it is important to come up with a plan that will include approximate poses, places, accessories you want to use like bows, headbands, hats, pearls beads, etc.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

Don’t Hurry

We can understand that patience won’t be your main characteristic during the first months after baby’s birth, yet patience is essential during the baby shooting process. In case you want to capture your kid in different poses, he or she has to be in a deep sleep. Moving a sleeping kid requires extra patience, otherwise you risk starting everything anew.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

Helper Needed

It would be great to have a helping hand during the baby photoshoot. This way your nerves are more likely to remain intact.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo

Safety

Don’t get tempted by those amazing photos where kid is hanging from the tree branch or hammock – it was done by the experienced photographers! Safety of your baby is essential, so it is better to leave it to professionals.

Newborn Baby Photo

Newborn Baby Photo



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