When to Schedule a Newborn Photo Session
For people who haven’t heard of newborn photography, well, it is basically a photo shoot scheduled by parents for their newborn baby. They want the innocence and beauty of their days-old child to be captured on camera. Over the past few years, newborn photography is becoming more and more popular in Europe and the US. Many parents schedule their child’s session as early as the mom’s last trimester of pregnancy. They want to make sure that the photographer is available within the first two weeks after childbirth.
When Is the Best Time for a Newborn Photo Session?
But well, when is really the best time to schedule a newborn photo session? Should you look for a newborn photographer during your third trimester of pregnancy?
Most professional newborn photographers suggest that the best time for the newborn photo shoot is during the first two weeks of the baby. This is the time when the baby’s skin is still a bit wrinkled and the body and face are still pinkish or red. Babies during this time are usually in deep sleep making it easier for the photographer to take pictures of them. The newborn photographer can easily “mold” the baby into his desired position or place the newborn inside a basket, box or any other prop.
Extra care is needed though when positioning the baby and the photographer needs to make sure that the safely placed on the blanket or in the chosen prop like the basket. There should be some added weight on the basket or box so it won’t tumble over and hurt the baby. A two-week old or younger baby is still very fragile and both parents and photographer must make sure they know how to hold or carry the baby without harming him or her.
How and When to Look for the Right Newborn Photographer?
When it comes to finding a newborn photographer, moms and dads can start looking for the right photography in as early as 4 months before the expected arrival of their baby. There are newborn photographers who are willing to reserve their time within a specified two or three week period. Say for example, if the mom is expected to give birth on the 20th of March, the photographer can make himself available (and accept less projects) from the 13th of March up to the 27th of March so the couple can be assured that they their baby can be photographed as soon as possible. It all depends on the agreement between the parents and photographer.
It is important for parents to be very meticulous in choosing a newborn photographer to hire. Not all photographers have knowledge or skills in newborn photography Calgary and if you want your baby to be safe and unharmed, then go look for a skilled newborn photographer.
You can help the photographer make the newborn photo session become successful by making sure the baby is in full stomach before the session. A full stomach can make your child sleepy so he/she will be in deep sleep during the photo shoot. Make sure to stay also nearby and keep an eye on the baby all throughout the newborn photo session.