Infant Photos

It’s so important to take a few photos of the baby within the first few days of their arrival. It’s such a special time and it’ll be nice for your child to look back and see what they looked like when they were born. Consider these four excellent ways to prepare for your newborn baby’s first photo shoot.

1. Hire a photographer.
This is something to do before the baby comes. Book a photographer before the arrival. A simple Google search will help you find a ton of newborn photographers in your area. It’s also a good idea to visit sites like Facebook and Instagram. Use hashtags to find really good newborn photographers in your area. Social media is perfect because most photographers use social media to showcase their portfolios. You’ll be able to check out the work and decide who you like the most. You can also opt to ask around and get reviews. Take a look at the photographers your friends used and see if there are any options there.

2. Know the desired theme.
Before you go into the process, take a look at different themes online. There are tons of examples on sites like Pinterest and Instagram. As you find the themes you’d like to go with, it’s wise to communicate with your photographer about this. There are so many directions to consider. Some parents get custom-made artwork that includes the baby’s birth details. Consider creating a look that pays homage to the careers in your family. The same concept applies to the hobbies you love. If you’re an avid reader, it would be cute to have the baby pose with little readers and a stack of books.

3. Purchase a few outfit options.
While you might have a good idea of the baby’s size, you never really know. Purchase a few options in a few sizes. It’s also a good idea to purchase clothing that fits the theme. If you and your family are avid baseball fans, an infant baseball uniform is the perfect option. Plus, it’ll be great to purchase as a keepsake for the future.

4. Be flexible.
As you’re preparing for the newborn shoot, the baby is only a few days old. Remember that they don’t know how to do anything but sleep, cry and eat. Plus, those are the activities they might want to focus on during the photo shoot. Newborn photographers are sensitive to this and expect it. On the other hand, make sure that you’re prepared and flexible to manage anything that happens. Try to maintain your cool and don’t get too flustered if things don’t happen the way you envision. Know that it’ll happen the way it’s supposed to. Take a deep breath and relax. It’ll all work out.

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