5 Tips For Your Perfect Newborn Photoshoot

5 Tips For Your Perfect Newborn Photoshoot

5 Tips For Your Perfect Newborn Photoshoot 450 300 Naturally Gorgeous Family Portraits & Newborn Photography

Your newborn session will typically take around 2-3 hours as we’re truly baby led. We allow lots of time for your little one to drift into a deep, milk-drunk sleep before we get to work gently posing them for those super cute shots. Here’s a few tips you should consider before attending your newborn photoshoot…

1. Milk, milk, milk… and even more milk
We’ll need your baby super sleepy and that usually happens right after a full belly… milk drunk! Think of it as a post Sunday roast nap snoozing on a comfy sofa. Please bring extra milk as it can take 2-3 feeds to get your baby to sleep

2. Enjoy the experience!

This might sound a bit prescriptive, but worth a mention. It’s all too easy to forget to grab the opportunity to observe and enjoy the shoot. Make the most of your ‘down’ time while we work with your little one, have a hot cuppa and grab a few hands-free minutes while you can! Even unsettled babies sleep eventually, alternatively awake newborn shots are also striking. Parents often tell us they worry their baby will be restless etc but we’re so used to working with newborns it’s really not an issue for us.

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“Andy and Debbie made us feel completely at ease and they handled our baby girl with the utmost care and attention. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to friends and family. The pictures captured our daughter perfectly and we couldn’t be happier with the finished frames!” Gemma, Google review

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3. Consider a dummy, just for the shoot
We know not everyone likes them, but they’re a fantastic soothing aid for an unsettled baby in a newborn photoshoot. It can really reduce the settling time and allow more time for photography.

4. Poo happens, so bring extra clothes for you
Your baby will be mostly naked, but even the best nappies leak round the sides and we chuckle childishly when it happens!

5. Let’s get hot baby
In order for your little one to be comfortable semi-naked, our studio gets hot, very hot. We’ll probably be melting under the studio lights while your baby is nice and toasty! We advise that you wear layers unless you like it tropical.

Where to next?

Baby Safety, Respectful Posing & Photoshop
A quick overview of what you can expect from a newborn photoshoot with us, including the importance of baby safety, respectful posing and our ethical approach to editing/photoshopping…
click here to read

FAQ’s
Including: when you should book your shoot and provisional dates, how long the shoot will take plus what you should bring to the shoot…
click here to read

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