What to Expect When Booking
Newborn Photography Session
When booking a newborn photography session, there is no substitute for choosing a professional photographer. Not only do they have the technical expertise to ensure quality portraits, but they also understand how to apply their artistry and creativity to capture the beauty and innocence of a newborn baby.
In this blog post, we will explore what to expect when booking a newborn photography session, including tips on preparing for the session, understanding poses and safety precautions that are taken during a newborn photo shoot, as well as selecting props and outfits to create timeless memories.
1. What to expect when booking a newborn photography session
Newborn’s first photography session is recommended to be scheduled within 7-12 days of birth. Parents should do their research and find a photographer they trust. We recommend calling and having a consult before your session so you can prepare in advance.
It’s important to ask questions and make sure that the photographer has experience with newborns and is familiar with their delicate needs. Once you have chosen your photographer, discuss what you would like from the session and any ideas that you have.
2. Tips on Preparing for the Newborn Session
Parents should ensure they are well prepared for a newborn photography session. Before the session, your photographer will likely give you instructions on how to prepare. Gather any special family heirlooms such as a special blankets that you may want to include in the session. Additionally, parents may want to bring a change of clothes for both themselves and the baby in case of accidents or spills.
3. Poses and Safety Precautions
Remember, newborns are delicate and require special handling and safety should always come first. Make sure the photographer is aware of any issues or sensitivities your baby has so that they can adjust their approach appropriately.
Belly to Baby Studios is familiar with the latest safety protocols and the studio has a rigorous cleaning process between sessions to ensure your baby’s protection. Our studio is kept at a comfortable temperature to ensure that your baby doesn’t become over-stimulated during the session. We believe in creating beautiful memories of your newborn while keeping safety and comfort as our top priority.
4. Selecting props and outfits to create timeless memories
Belly to Baby Studios provides soft safe props and outfits for capturing timeless moments of your baby. We do have a variety of props such as wraps, backdrops, baskets, pants, diaper covers, tutus, hats and hair accessories in a variety of soothing colors. We prefer neutral and a clean look to our imagery so your images remain timeless and the focus is on your baby.
5. Your Personalized in Studio Portrait Ordering Appointment
During your portrait order appointment, we project your images in our studio so you can view them. We will also show you the proper size portrait based on the space in your home where the portrait will reside.
Your portraits will look stunning whether they are hanging on your wall or printed in a bound high quality album. We help you choose which portraits will look best in your home as well as the proper size and scale for the portrait. You can virtually see your portraits hung on your walls in your home during the personalized in studio portrait ordering appointment.
Booking a newborn photography session can be an exciting yet daunting experience. It’s important to do your research and find an experienced photographer who understands the nuances of working with delicate little babies.
Once you have chosen your photographer, discuss what poses you would like them to capture and ensure they understand any sensitivities or issues about your baby’s safety. Before the session, make sure you are well prepared by following our recommendation list that we provide you. Also, don’t forget to bring a change of clothes for both you and your baby on hand, just in case.
At Belly to Baby Studios we take pride in providing soft safe props and outfits while keeping comfort at our top priority throughout each photo shoot – creating beautiful memories of your newborn without compromising their safety!
You can view more of our newborn portfolio. Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits here. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets. Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building.
Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.
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