You have patiently waited for the arrival of your new baby. Now that your baby is here, its time to start keeping track of each milestone in your babys life. Youd love to have precious mementos of your babys first days in this world. You can make that happen, you can capture the sweet essence of your baby, with professional newborn photography.
Why Go Professional.
Sure, its easy to take photos of your baby on your own. If you cant manage it yet, there are probably family members, relatives, or friends who are willing to whip out their digital camera, or even their smart phones or tabs, and take as many shots of your baby, as you allow.
Theres nothing wrong with doing that. After all, celebrating a newborns existence has been one of humanitys longest cherished rituals. Taking photographs is part of the ritual in these modern times.
But lets face it, not everyone has a keen sense of what it takes to have a beautiful photograph come out. So many things can affect the outcome of a photo, from the lighting conditions to sudden movements. Common mistakes often result in red eyes, a lack of headroom (making your baby look squashed or disproportionate), or even an insipid, and totally unflattering shot.
Thats the major reason that you need professional newborn photography for your baby. A professional photographer has the knowledge, experience, and skills to make your newborn appear as lovable in photographs, as is the case in real life.
Studio Session vs. Home Shoot.
Sometimes, it can be hard deciding on where to hold the photo. Should it be held in the photographers studio or is it preferable to do in the comfort of your home?
Several factors will come into play as you make your decision. One factor that you need to consider is the sensitivity of your baby to change. Some babies dont like prolonged movements, such as what happens during the trip from your home to the photo studio, no matter how comfortable you try to make them. Babies, even newborns, can sense when they are taken out of their comfort zone. Should this be the case, its best to hold the photo session at home.
On the other hand, a professional photographer will be able to do a full set up considerably in the studio, since all the lights, backgrounds, equipment, and other materials are already within reach. To be very sure about which option would be great for you and your baby during the newborn photography session, discuss this matter well with your photographer.
What to Prepare.
Before having your baby photographed, you should also clear up these matters with your photographer:
How long will the session be?
How many changes of clothing should you bring? The answer to this will have a lot to do with whether or not you and your photographer are going to go for a theme look for your baby.
Will the photographer make allowances in time if your baby becomes fussy or irritable? If not, will the photographer charge you extra for a re-schedule?
Other loved ones who may wish to be present during the photo session may have their own ideas and suggestions.
As a general rule, it is the parents and/or the primary caregiver whose intentions should be honored. Do your best not to be overwhelmed by the well-meaning suggestions of others.
By putting your trust in your newborn photography expert, youll never regret in the years to come that you hired a professional to take care of capturing your babys sweet essence for keeps, as perfectly as possible.