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Newborn Session tips for Parents

Some parents could expect that newborn session would have the same timeline as when shooting adults. In reality, shooting babies takes more patients and time, even compared to toddlers. It can take up to 3 hours, I might need parents to help for a little, but most of the time you could just sit back and relax or even take a nap. The skin retouching process takes longer, so the final number of images you will receive will the different from adult portraits, my aim is to provide you at least 15 stunning pictures, it all depends on the babies. The studio session included all props, I try out a variety of different poses and background, also, the studio will have better quality of lighting.

I also have lifestyle candid home session of your choice which it will take place in your house, you do not have to leave the house, and will have intimate scene, I focus more on documenting the moments between baby, parents and siblings, it will look quite different and have a very different atmosphere. Let me know what suits you and the baby.

What should you bring to a newborn studio session?

   * Pacifiers and extra bottle of milk or formula (Most Important!)

   * Bring a snack and water for yourself and siblings.

   * If siblings are coming,bring some entertainment for them

   * Bring everything for changing the baby, including special creams and  products you use.

   * Bring any toys or props you would like to add into the photos.

   * If you can keep your baby up, preferable 2-3 hours before coming, that helps for a sleepier session.

   * Before you leave to come make sure to feed and burp your baby so the baby is nice and full. The car ride to the studio will help to get the baby in a deep sleep.

   * The studio will be very warm. I suggest parents to come the session dressed in layers so they can remove some clothing.

I have basic work flow for the newborn studio session, but you could pick one of photo scenes through my profolio that you like, or bring your own props to add on. I have basic color of baby wraps in my studio, you are welcome to bring an outfit or other accessories for babies, let me know in advance, so I can decide the palette for the scene. If the parents and the siblings are doing the photos, they should wear solid colors and avoid patterns so they do not catch the attention from the main subject- the baby. One of the most common suggestions is to pick one or two colors and then coordinate different tones of the colors together.

You can never know how a newborn photo session will go. Babies are pretty unpredictable models (but the true is they all so adorable! )  Dont hesitate to bring up any concerns or suggestions.