These sweet parents are dear friends of my husband and I. It’s been so fun to be a part of their lives each time they added another baby boy to their sweet boy tribe. When I was asked to take indoor newborn session for them, I jumped on the chance! It’s always an honor to capture photos for friends!
A Few Tips for a Newborn Session
In preparation for a newborn session, I give the same instructions to each momma and have varied outcomes. Each family and newborn is unique and different. No two sessions are the same. Sometimes the baby is calm and peaceful. Other times he/she knows something is different in the home and can’t quite settle down. So here are a few keys to help you have a successful indoor newborn session…
- Be flexible. Don’t let the fussy newborn or the rowdy toddler keep you from relaxing to enjoy your session. I’ve had lots of experience with curveballs thrown my way in a session. I promise together we will get some beautiful images you will love! Over time, I have learned to be flexible in my approach. I allow plenty of time for nursing the baby, eating a quick snack or giving the toddler a break before taking more photos.
- Your house doesn’t have to be perfect for me to find beautiful areas for photos. It just takes is a simple made bed or a blank wall to give me the canvas for sweet images. But please don’t be offended if I move a few things around. I will quickly move a tissue box, that tube of nipple cream on the nightstand or a few extra toys lying around to get better images for you.
- Extra hands: A grandma or aunt are always welcome to come during a session to help you relax. Just having that extra set of hands is a huge help for getting the kids attention, grabbing your water bottle during nursing breaks and watching the kids while I snap photos of the parents with the baby.
- Have extra baby clothes and swaddle blankets in case of an accident. This is pretty self explanatory. Here is a link to one of my favorite swaddle blanket companies.
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