How to prepare for your Newborn Photography Session

newborn baby girl photo session with saol nua photography

Most new parents won’t know what to expect during their newborn baby photography session so I’ve included some helpful information here to prepare and help ensure everything runs smoothly on the day. If I’ve left anything feel free to let me know in the comments section below.

I ask parents to try keeping baby awake for the hour before I am due to arrive. If all fails, I suggest a bath. The sleepier he is the smoother the session will be and the better the outcome. Feeding just before I am due to your home is advisable and I know babies have a mind and schedule of their own so if that doesn’t work out that’s ok. It’s just ideal for him to eat, relax and have a full tummy when we start.

newborn, baby, sleeping

When you do the last feeding baby can be undressed with a nappy or dressed in something that doesn’t need to go over the head. He can even be wrapped up in a blanket. For many newborns, clothes don’t always fit perfectly so most of the time I will keep them in a swaddle or just a simple babygro or vest. Outfits with monograms or fussy outfits are very cute but don’t photograph well as they can bunch up and look uncomfortable, so simple is best.

baby, newborn, sleeping, bed

I usually use the master bedroom for baby sessions as the bed is nice and big and it’s usually the room with the best window light. Keeping this room warm will ensure that baby will be comfortable for longer. I will do my best to help keep baby settled and comfortable during the time that I’m photographing him. He will probably be asleep for some of the session but I cannot guarantee this. I love to photograph babies when they are awake as much as when they are asleep.

baby, toes, photography, newborn

That’s it really, there isn’t much to it. What we want to achieve here is a content baby who is happy to chill while I take some photos. I want to capture the essence of your baby and I am happy for them to lead the way and be themselves so that you take away something unique from your newborn baby photography session.

To avoid missing out on your newborn session please get in touch with me now if you are expecting your baby in the next few months. info@saolnuaphotography.com – 085 7212320

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