MEGHNA RATHORE PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG – HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEWBORN READY FOR PHOTO SHOOT
TIPS TO MAKE YOUR NEWBORN READY FOR PHOTO SESSION
When parents get ready for newborn baby photo shoot they are excited about the photo shoot but at the same time they are very nervous about how will it go. And the biggest question going through their mind is below
How will my baby do during baby photo shoot?
And to answer this question, first of all I would like you to know that you are not the first one or any different than any other parents reaching out to me for professional baby photo shoot. I am professional newborn baby photographer and do baby photography in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. I have been doing professional baby photography for more than 5 years and have trained under renowned professional newborn photographers. I learned many tips and tricks to make sure that baby is comfortable during the shoot. So below is the list of steps you should follow to make sure that your newborn baby also enjoys the shoot as much you do.
A Good Night Sleep
While we have little control about how a newborn baby will sleep in a night, but still try you best to ensure that your baby had a good night sleep before the day of the shoot. A good night sleep will make him calm and comfortable. You can go through this link from BabyCenter website which talks about baby sleep basics or this article from Lauren Tamm which is very informative and detailed.
Prepare Diaper Bag a Day in Advance
I usually do newborn baby photography at my home studio and uses a mix of natural lighting and studio lighting. I prefer morning time as at that time, sun light is very calm and less shiny which adds a soft look in the pictures. So rather than hurrying in the morning, prepare your newborn diaper bag a day before. Ensure that all the necessary stuff is there and there is no last minute rush.
Things to keep in Diaper Bag
In case of newborn baby photo shoot of first time parents, it is mostly the scenario that this photo shoot might be their first time long outing with the baby. And they are still learning through the art of packing a diaper bag with all the needed stuff. While I will not go through the tiny details of what to carry in your diaper bag, you can go through this great article by The Bump or this great article by Parents.com.
But I would like to highlight few things which would be very specific for the photo shoot. I would strongly suggest to bring below mentioned in your diaper bag.
- Diapers & Wipes
- Milk Bottle (If feeding from bottle)
- A sleeping blanket which you use during his sleep
- Few extra change of clothes
- Baby favorite toys on which baby reacts
Feed Before the Trip and Sleep During the Trip
I know that this part is little difficult and cant be planned that much. But if you can, try to feed the baby before you start the trip to my home studio and try to make the baby sleep during the travel time to my studio. This way when baby will reach to home studio, he\she will be all comfortable and fresh.
Clothing before the Photo Shoot
Make sure that baby is comfortably clothed with proper covering, just like you do the baby in regular days. Dont make him ready for the photo shoot at your home. We wont be using any artificial thing on baby skin during the shoot. So keep him in his usual comfortable clothing, and we will change the clothing during the shoot.
While we cant ensure the baby mood swing during the photo shoot, but if we follow the above mentioned checklist, we can try to ensure that baby is calm and peaceful during the photo shoot. And rest you can leave to me and I will take care of the rest and once the session is booked, I will also be giving you a detailed briefing about what to do and how to prepare.
You can also go through my another blog article on WHAT NOT TO EXPECT WHILE THINKING ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR NEWBORN to prepare yourself for the photo shoot.