Thinking of booking a professional newborn session?
All you need to know about Newborn Photography
If your expecting a baby in the near future it’ll come as no surprise to be told that all newborn photography is beautiful. If you want portraits of your newborn that are special then relying on a point & shoot camera or smartphone probably won’t do. Virtually all of the good newborn photos you have seen online or in magazines have been taken professionally. Furthermore, Newborn photographers use special props , lighting, backgrounds, also complementary colours and textures which combine to stunning effect.
The Right Choice
Newborn Art photo shoots have become increasingly popular with new parents. But choosing a professional photographer has some difficulties.. Importantly, not every photographer has the experience or skill to do newborn shoots. So you should consider carefully when choosing the right photographer to trust with your precious baby.
Your photographer should be fully trained in baby safety and the use of correct techniques. Choose a photographer who specialises in Newborn Art photography, one that can soothe and comfort your baby. Then you should get the amazing results your after and safely.
When should you book?
The ideal time to schedule a newborn photography photo shoot is 6-12 days after birth. Although we’ve managed up to 25 days without to many issues. Many popular newborn photographers release advance dates and take pre-bookings. Many limit sessions so they are able to manage early or late arrivals. Are you someone that likes to have everything organised in advance? Well as soon as you know your due date you need to have a chat with your choosen photographer. Then get your date pre-booked if it’s still available.
Your Newborn Art Session
Newborn sessions usually last 3-4 hours. A lot of this time will be spent soothing, feeding and changing with periods in-between to capture photos. Whilst each photographer will be different our studio is looking to create 20-30 different high quality images from a session.
The room where the photos are taken needs to be very warm for baby’s comfort. You should be aware of that when deciding what to wear yourself.
Newborn photographers utilise post production editing techniques. Often to combine separate images together and make baby look like they are balanced on a shelf or some other precarious situation. Rest assured it’s all perfectly safe, and not how it seems.
The best photographers have a unique style which is instantly recognisable. This comes from the carefully sourced props and backgrounds used, and their distinctive editing which puts their individual stamp on the final look.
20-30 weeks Choose photographer
32-36 weeks Maternity session (optional)
0 days Due Date
6-12 days Newborn Art session
Find out more about our Newborn Art photography HERE Furthermore