How to Take Photos of Your Newborn Baby
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It would be great to have a helping hand during the baby photoshoot. This way your nerves are more likely to remain intact.
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.