How to Master Newborn Photography!
Newborn Photography can often be a huge challenge if you’re not properly prepared or not experienced enough. While there are quite a few Naples newborn photographers and Sanibel photographers, there is always space for somebody new and talented like you.
Newborn photography is a skill that can be learned and perfected over a period of time and after several attempts at it. Most Naples newborn photographers and Sanibel photographers take months, and even years to perfect their craft. It’s difficult to get perfect newborn pictures with your first attempt, so don’t be disheartened if your first few attempts at photographing newborns don’t go as perfectly as planned.
Just follow our great tips and try to do better the next time. So here are our tips to help you capture those perfect pictures that a perfect baby deserves. Read on!
Tip 1# Be well prepared
Keep your studio well decked and perfectly primed for the newborn photography session. Most Sanibel photographers and Naples newborn photographers work very hard on getting the blankets/ fabrics, props and the background just right. You should focus on the getting the floor setup right with the perfect fabrics, all the props and with the right background decorations lined up against the wall. Try to visualize the entire session hours before the baby is brought to the studio, so that you already have the poses planned much earlier.
Tip 2# Happy Babies = Spectacular Newborn Photographs
It’s quite simple. If the baby is upset for some reason, a newborn photography session never goes well, regardless of your preparations. Be in constant touch with the parents so that they have the baby well fed, with clean, warm and comfortable clothing and properly burped, before bringing the baby to the studio.
Set a relaxing music in the background; keep the temperature set between 80 to 85 degrees and stay relaxed around the baby. The best time for a newborn photography is in the second week after the birth, as that’s the time when the newborns give the best poses.
Tip 3# The Best Newborn Poses
Fabric or Blanket Poses
You should start with the fabric or blanket poses. Newborns like lying on their tummies, all curled up, so that allows you to get the best curled up poses to take photos of. You should perfect one pose at a time. Take a picture of the baby nude, one with a scarf or a wrap and one with a hat. These are the standard poses you start off with in your career as a newborn photographer.
Flooring poses are quite challenging and require you to work the baby with the props kept by you for this. Babies don’t take easily to props and often get restless. You will have to sooth the baby when this happens, so that she falls asleep again.
Mom and Dad Poses
The best newborn photography is done with all three, Mom, Dad and the baby. First have the mom pose with the baby, then the dad, and then take a picture of all three together. Capturing the photographs of happy and proud parents with their lovely newborn is the best part of being a newborn photographer, and makes you really fall in love with your job!