Things To Know About Newborn Photography

10 days

Seattle newborn photographerYou have to understand that newborn photography is far trickier and far more challenging than you would probably think for as far as scheduling is concerned. You have to know right off the bat that being prepared for it will turn out to be in your best interest when it all comes down to it. In order for you to make the most out of the photo shoot and in order for you to truly get the baby captured in all of his babyhood, you need to target the scheduling timeframe at around the first few 10 days of life one way or the other. Most of the newborn photography experts will tell you or let you know of the fact that the baby goes through some kind of a growth spurt the moment that he goes beyond 10 days or so and this is the type of thing that can really capture the baby in all of his essence.

This is the kind of thing that you should be aiming for all the time when you are more or less trying to work things out one way or the other. The 10 days in newborn photography is a very small window which is why you need to work fast and you need to plan out the schedule in a smart and strategic manner. When you book a professional Seattle newborn photographer, make sure that you plan it out based on a delivery date, the one given to you by your doctor instead of just any date. This way, he can structure his schedule around that ensuring that he is available even if the baby might end up coming out late or early or on time.

Diffused lighting

This is the kind of lighting that is soft and at the same time bright enough to really capture the subject the right way. Diffused lighting is tricky to come by with. It can be easily replicated in a photographer’s studio but it isn’t as easy to get if you happen to more or less be planning out the photo shoot outdoors. If you should want an outdoor or a more exposed setting, you should target the golden hours in a day. It is shortly after the sun rises and shortly after the sun sets. This is hard to get by with, to say in the very least. This is why you need to go ahead and schedule things accordingly and in all of the best ways when you are mapping things out.

Baby essentials

Being prepared for a newborn photography shoot is very important. You need to know for sure that you will be able to take care of any messes that happen to come up somewhere along the way. The baby is going to poop or pee or do a little of both during the shoot and this is nothing for you to feel embarrassed about. You just need to really be prepared for it.

The real deal

Make sure that the photographer you are hiring out is skilled in newborn photography and is someone who has experience in it. You need someone that you can trust and that someone you can rely on.

Newborn Photography Tips and Tricks

newborn baby photographyNewborn photography can be alien territory and basically uncharted waters for photographers who have never had an experience in the field, who are not exactly parents, or who have never had an experience handling kids. Newborns in particular are really extra hard to film because they can’t really communicate with the photographer verbally. Newborns also tend to sleep all the time so that means that a photographer would have to maximize the small window of time that it is actually awake and have its eyes open. We came up with a few tips and tricks to help a photographer out when experimenting with newborn photography.

Fixed and Choreographed

There are several approaches to newborn baby photography. The most common one is the more fixed or choreographed one. This is the easy one to pull off. After all, it can be quite easy to just arrange the newborn to a certain pose and with certain kinds of props and they won’t cry or do anything like that because they really are asleep all the time. You need to be quiet as much as possible though and to minimize the usage of flash so as not to irritate the newborn and wake it up.

Candid

Another approach that you can try to photographing newborns is to just let them play and take candid photos of them. Sometimes, you may even include the parents in the picture, just to help them relax and smile a little more. It also never hurts to have a few toys and props along every now and then, just to keep the baby occupied. This is usually more workable when the baby is aged six weeks or more and ideally when they can sit up a little of lift their heads up, or opens their eyes out wide, if possible.

Prepare at all times

It also pays to always be prepared for battle. Well technically speaking, it really is required of all photographers, regardless of what kind of photography style a photographer may be practicing. A professional photographer will go through the motions of cleaning the gear and making sure it is kept pristine and maintained at all times. A good photographer also keeps a healthy stash of memory cards handy, as well as a good batch of extra batteries, flash, an extra camera or two and several lenses for different angle shots.

It is also good to note that sleeping time means it is the perfect time for a photographer to take his macro shots. Photos taken through a macro lens are great because there is something touching and personal with a close up of a newborn infant’s feet, hands, and any other parts of their body. It sort of leaves the parents with a remembrance of how little the baby used to be for when it grows up.

A few accessories to keep in tow would be a rubber kneeling pad or kneeling stool because most of the shots will be taken while the photographer is down on his knees. A good assortment of toys is also much advised, especially the dangling and squeaky ones.