The importance and value of newborn photography…
If you’re a parent you will know how hectic life becomes with a baby. It’s an emotional rollercoaster with ups and downs, full of happiness but also a lot of worry.
Despite all this, it is a beautiful time of yours and your babies life.
With so much going on and so many emotions flying around, it is highly unlikely you’ll get chance to stop and take many photos. But at the same time, you can’t rely on your brain to remember all the precious memories.
So, why not leave the responsibility up to someone else? Block out some time in your schedule to take your baby along for some professional newborn photography.
This way, you can sit back and relax while your baby’s beautiful features are captured on camera.
Okay, well, maybe not relax, but at least you don’t have to hold the camera.
Child and newborn photography takes a lot of skill and patience because, let’s face it, they are very unpredictable!
Let’s have a look at some tips and tricks for newborn photography, for both parents and photographers.
First and foremost, you should make sure that the baby involved is completely safe at all times. You might have some creative and fun poses in mind for optimum baby cuteness, but if it presents any risk it is not worth trying.
When trying your hand at newborn photography, be aware that newborns are completely floppy with no strength. They will not be able to hold themselves in a position. They are also extremely delicate and precious little things, so it’s not worth taking any risks. You could incorporate props into your newborn photography and have babies on different surfaces, but make sure someone is close-by.
Parents are naturally protective so keeping your newborn photography as safe as can be will put them at ease too. Happy mum, happy baby!
Get your timings right…
We all know how scarily fast children grow up. Newborn photography is therefore under a time limit. It is best for parents to book their babies in for a photoshoot during the first two weeks of their life. At this time, babies are completely moldable and sleep most of the time – giving you plenty of opportunity to get a great shot.
Be flexible and stay relaxed…
One main thing to keep in mind, as a parent or photographer, in newborn photography is to keep your cool. If the photoshoot environment is relaxed, everyone involved will be too. It is so easy as a parent to worry about every possible risk involved but it is important to keep calm and let the photographer do their job. Your baby will also sense any stress which could prevent you from getting any good shots.
One way to make sure you (as a parent or photographer) are relaxed is to prepare. Do your research so you know exactly what to expect and what not to do. For parents, there is plenty of information about newborn photography online and as a photographer, it is your job to answer any further questions your clients may have, openly and honestly. Being fully informed means that once you’re at the photoshoot you can be completely in the moment and not worrying about what will be thrown your way.
Nousha specialise in professional family and children’s photography. So if you are wondering where to book in for newborn photography, they’re a great option. Based in London, Nousha make a conscious effort to capture natural and unique photographs. They aim to show the individual character of each child and family by taking a relaxed approach to studio photography. If you want to make sure your child and/or baby’s personality is caught on camera, why not book in with Nousha?
Get parents and siblings involved…
The final tip for capturing some truly special moments on camera is for all the family to get involved. You could do some sibling shots with the newborn or some mum and baby pictures. There is nothing more special than capturing the wonderful relationships between family members on camera. By trying a range of poses and combinations, you will have plenty of shots to choose from by the end.
(All photos included taken by Nousha themselves)