What an exciting time that you have a newborn baby. I can imagine all the fun times and occasional scary times that you are experiencing. I currently have a 1.5 year old baby girl and it has been a very challenging time but also the most amazing time too, not to mention the times go by really fast. When your little one looks at you and you can just feel the love they have for you. Its an amazing feeling.
I love being a photographer for families and capturing all the amazing chapters that are involved. It really is so rewarding and just baffling sometimes when I am photographing a family session with their children and I can remember years ago when they hired me to photograph their engagement session. It really is a huge honor.
My approach to photographing your newborn baby is going to be very calm and laid back. There will be some tips at the bottom of this blog, but the photos I am after are all the little details about your little one like their little ears, toes, hands, feet, nose, mouth, and eyes. I also want to capture lots of photos of their face and facial expressions. I also want to show the love with the parents together and individually with the new Lil babe. The most important thing I am after is showing the connection and those images of your little one that you can look back on and remember what they were like.
That newborn stage will seem like eternity but before you know it they are in that next stage of development. My wife and I look back at photos of our little Mila often and we are always like wow! Look how little she was! I love watching our baby grow up but I love to look back at photos and see the journey.
Here are my tips for day of photography:
- Be sure your baby is fed at least 20 minutes before we start photos.
- Keep the house warm.
- Freshly bathed – the night before is good.
- Keep emotions calm.
- Tidy up the house.
- Anything you would like photographed like blankets, toys, and outfits. Have them nearby.
- Open up all blinds and curtains to let as much natural light in the home.
- If your baby likes music, please play their favorite songs.
- Photos on the parent’s bed is usually a good spot, so just have the bed made.
- The baby’s nursery is also a good place to get some photos with your new babe.
- If your babe gets fussy, it’s okay to take a break.
If you have any questions feel free to reach out anytime – Call Toby 760 845 1983