Lots of expectant mums mark their pregnancy with a maternity shoot so they always have a keepsake of their pregnancy, but some new parents never get around to booking a newborn shoot, and almost all end up regretting it. Let’s take a closer look at why newborn photography is important!
Newborn photography is important for a number of reasons. First and foremost, it captures a precious time in your child’s life that you will never be able to get back.
It sounds like a cliche but time goes by so quickly and they change so much in those early days and weeks that It is a great way to document how tiny and perfect they were at such a young age.
Newborn photos can be looked back on with nostalgia and fondness as your child grows older. They can also be shared with family and friends who may live far away and didn’t get to meet your little one when they were brand new.
Another reason why newborn photography is important is that it captures the exhaustion, love and emotion of those early days in a way that words cannot describe.
It is a precious reminder of just how much you loved them from the very moment they were born.
Additionally, newborn photography can actually help you bond with your baby. Spending time cuddling, holding, and posing your newborn can help you to feel more connected to them. This bonding experience can be really special and something you will treasure forever.
Added to the fact that newborn photography is also the perfect opportunity to get some professional family photos.
With a newborn, you have the perfect excuse to get everyone in the family involved!
Professional family photos are a beautiful way to capture your growing family and they make for wonderful keepsakes that can be passed down through generations.
How To Prepare For A Newborn Photography Shoot
If you are thinking of booking a newborn photography shoot, there are a few things you need to do to prepare.
Firstly, it is important to book your photographer well in advance of your due date. This ensures that you get a spot on their schedule and means that they will be available when your baby arrives.
It is also important to make sure you have everything you need for the shoot. This includes things like nappies, wipes, spare clothes, formula (if you are bottle feeding), and snacks for yourself and any older children who may be coming along.
Finally, it is a good idea to have a think about what style of shoot you would like and what kind of photos you would like to end up with. It’s also really important to remember to include mum and other family members in the photos too!
Do you want posed or lifestyle photos? Black and white or colour? Indoor or outdoor newborn photoshoot?
Here at Little Beanies, we like to come to you as that allows you to have a relaxed session at home, without the pressure of having to get you, your baby, and all their stuff to a studio while also trying to fit it around their feeding schedule.
When Should You Schedule Your Newborn Session?
The ideal time to schedule your newborn shoot is when your baby is 5 days old – 6 weeks . At this age, they are still nice and sleepy which makes for some lovely brand new baby pictures!
However, I understand that not everyone will be able to make it to a shoot within this time frame. I’m able to see newborns up to 13 weeks. If I don’t make it in those early weeks, don’t worry!
I am still able to capture beautiful photos of your newborn. When working I like to use natural poses instead of moulded ones and focus on getting those cute snuggles with mum.
I just might have to be a little bit more patient and use different techniques to get those sleepy shots.
So, there you have it! These are just a few of the reasons why newborn photography is so important. If you are expecting a baby, be sure to book your newborn shoot as soon as possible!
If you are thinking of booking a newborn shoot or have any questions about the process, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I would love to chat with you about your vision for the shoot and answer any questions you may have.