When you’re pregnant, one of the things you may start to think about is newborn portraits. But is it safe to have newborn portraits done? It is important to ensure that your newborn is safe and comfortable during the shoot. In this blog post, we will discuss 5 things you need to know before having newborn portraits taken.
1. Make sure the photographer is experienced in newborn portraits photography and knows how to safely pose newborns.
When choosing a newborn photographer, it’s important to consider their experience photographing newborns and the knowledge on handling them safely. Make sure the photographer is up to date on newborn safety guidelines. Be sure to ask about their experience before booking a session. If you are unsure about the newborn photographer’s experience, ask to see their portfolio. Newborn photography is such a specialized field that it’s worth taking the time to find someone who really knows their stuff.
2. Ask about the photographer’s newborn portraits safety procedures.
Ask about the newborn photographer’s safety procedures. They should have a plan in place for dealing with unexpected problems, such as newborns who are fussy or have gas issues. If your newborn is uncomfortable or upset, the shoot can be ruined. So it’s important to make sure that the photographer is experienced and knows how to handle newborns safely.
At Belly to Baby Studios, our studio is cleaned daily and props are washed after each use. During the session there is always another set of hands to help with your baby. We take Baby Safety very seriously and have an assistant on set to help with your baby. We would never attempt an unsafe pose or position for your baby.
3. Newborns are susceptible to infection, so please make sure your photographer is up-to-date on their vaccinations.
When it comes to newborn photography, safety should be your number one priority. Newborns are particularly susceptible to infection, so it’s important to make sure your photographer is up-to-date on their vaccinations. You will want to be sure that the studio is clean and free of bacteria. In addition, newborns can get cold easily, make sure the newborn photographer will keep them warm during the shoot. You may also want to bring a blanket or wrap to keep them cozy.
Lisa Carr, CPP, as well as her assistant are current on required newborn vaccines (Pertussis, Hep, Flu).
4. Newborns should never be left unattended so make sure your photographer has an assistant present during the newborn portraits session.
Make sure your newborn photographer has an assistant present during the session to ensure the safety of both the newborn and the photographer. Newborns should never be left unattended.
We always have an assistant on set to help with baby safety and posing of your baby. We want to make sure your baby is relaxed and in good hands during the session.
5. Be aware of potential hazards in the photography studio, such as cords and other objects that could cause your newborn to become injured.
When having newborn portraits taken, it’s important to be aware of potential hazards in the photography studio. This includes cords and other objects that could cause your newborn to become injured. Make sure the photographer is aware of these hazards and takes precautions to keep your newborn safe. If you have any concerns, be sure to speak up and ask questions. It’s important to feel comfortable and safe during this special time.
Be sure to communicate any concerns you have with the newborn photographer prior to the session. Your comfort level is just as important as the safety of your newborn.
You can rest assured knowing that your newborn is in good hands and will be well taken care of during their photo session. Give yourself a break and let someone else handle capturing those precious newborn moments! It’s a once in a lifetime moment, so take it all in and cherish these memories forever.
About Belly To Baby Studios
Lisa Carr, of Belly to Baby Studios, is a Houston based full time newborn and family photographer. Our studio photographs maternity portraits, newborn portraits, baby portraits and family portraits. We help you and guide you all the way from Portrait session concept to Portrait completion. At Belly to Baby Studios, we love to create finished artwork for our client’s home.
The artwork will appreciate over time and provide years of joy. When you view our Portraits and albums, they will take you back to a moment in time that in the end will slip by so quickly. You can view more of our newborn portraits, Maternity Portraits and our Family Portraits on our site.
Our studio is conveniently located in the Galleria area, in a professional office building. We have a private nursing lounge so you can relax and feed your baby between sets. Call us at 713-461-2862 and we can schedule and discuss your portrait session.