Why Newborn Photoshoots are so precious
New parents can quickly be caught up in how overwhelming having a new baby is. Before they realise it they no longer have a newborn; they have a toddler.
Benefits of a Newborn Photoshoot
Children grow up so fast so why not capture their introduction to the world with a newborn photoshoot.
Newborn photoshoots capture those moments from birth to six-weeks. Once the baby arrives you get caught up in the day-to-day activities of being new parents so book before the baby arrives – either for yourself or as a gift for an expectant couple in your life.
A newborn photoshoot captures those early days where you are getting to know your baby and your baby is getting to see the world. These are the memories that can fade over time.
No doubt you are taking dozens of pictures of the new arrival on your smartphone but nothing beats a professional photographer, with specialised lighting and skills with newborn babies to produce beautiful prints you will want to keep and send to friends and family.
Even within the six-week window of a newborn photoshoot, there is an optimum time. This is normally within the first two weeks. The baby at this age is still sleepy and will be more compliant with being posed for the shots.
The older they get, the more curious they are with the world around them and they may not stay still.
However, between four and six weeks old, as the babies are awake and alert for longer and it will be possible to get pictures with the baby’s eyes open.
What to expect
The photoshoot will take between two to three hours in the Imagine Contemporary Portraits studio which will give parents time to feed, change and settle the baby.
Newborn babies are easy to photograph when they are asleep and they sleep better if they are comfortable and full.
Parents, siblings and even pets can take part in the shoot, helping you to reminisce in the future about this special time in the life of the new arrival.
You will be asked if there are any specific colour schemes, poses or accessories you would like to include in the shoot so remember to bring anything along which catches your imagination.
But the most important thing to remember is to enjoy yourself – these are beautiful reminders of the early stages of your child’s life.