Tips to help your newborn session go smoothly

Have you ever wondered how newborn babies looks so peaceful and sleepy during their newborn session? A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to help the newborn photo session run swiftly. Here are some tips to help your newborn session go smoothly:

1) Feed your baby prior to leaving the house. Feeding baby prior to leaving the house will ensure baby is not hungry when they arrive to the session. This will help them fall asleep in the car and ensures they get to the session in a deep sleep. Photos of baby awake can be quite adorable. However, it’s really tricky to get them into some of those poses without them being in a deep sleep.

2) Bring a soother along. Sometimes we are told not to give our newborns a soothers in order to avoid nipple confusion. However, bringing a soother along will help transition your little one in between poses without waking them up. This is a one time thing that will help baby stay asleep if needed and will help us achieve as many poses as possible.

3) Be ready to feed your baby in the studio if needed. It doesn’t matter if you choose to breastfeed or bottle feed. Sometimes it is helpful to feed baby during the session to help him/her go back to sleep. It’s not always needed but I always recommend that parents come prepared.

4) If you choose to book a session with us, you will notice that the temperature in the studio will be warm in order to keep your baby happy. You will also notice there will be white noise in the background to mimic the sound your newborn baby was listening to while in mommy’s belly. We pay attention to all of these important details. 😉

5) Bring extra diapers, wipes and cloths. It’s always best to have more than less! Although baby can be nude for some photos, accidents do happen and it’s always good to make sure you have extras in order to keep your little one happy.

With over 10 years of experience, I am happy to talk further with you about how to make your newborn session successful and help you capture photos that will last a lifetime. 🙂

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