Newborns are one of the most adored subjects in photography, which makes newborn photography Calgary very popular. Of course, these little stars shine all on their own, but that’s all the more reason to get them photographed. They deserve a place or two on the wall.
Of course, standard rules: safety first! Especially with newborn babies, safety is always what must take precedence in every situation. No matter how cute the potential photo could be, go about it the safe way, not the fast way.
Always have a spotter with the baby. If you have to, have a secondary spotter on call in case the first needs to switch out for any reason. It’s better to be safe, as anyone can attest. No one want to make a mistake with anyone’s baby.
Props should never be sharp, evidently. Likewise, make sure they aren’t too hard or rough for the baby. Stick to a strict idea of what should and shouldn’t be allowed near the baby, especially if the newborn is moving quite a bit.
Always keep in mind the ‘when’ of newborn photography. The best time to hold a newborn baby photoshoot is within the first fifteen days, but after the first five days of the baby’s birth. In this period the baby will be sleeping most of the day, which will make the baby much easier to pose and work with.
Also, keep in mind the baby’s schedule. The baby will have to be fed and changed as well, so keep that in mind when you’re planning for a photoshoot for any newborn. There is also the possibility that the baby may end up needing to be bathed due to an accident.
Speaking of accidents, always keep extra clothes and towels on hand. Not just for the baby. Just in case there are any sort of accidents, it’s just a good practice to keep extras on hand. You never know when you might need them, or what could happen in between shoots.
This goes along with safety. You will want to sharpen up your photo editing skills if you haven’t yet, because the majority of the most popular baby photos are compositions of two or more photos. Yes, they’re technically fake, but they are also technically real.
Composition photos are made up of two images, one of which includes both the baby and the baby’s spotter. The other image is just the general image without the baby. These two images are essentially photo-shopped, or edited together, to make the image of just the baby and the props.
Keep the Baby Comfortable
Every newborn photography Calgary should know that causing any sort of discomfort to the baby could spur a limitless amount is accidents or tantrums. It is vital to keep the baby as comfortable as possible to avoid any outbursts or potentially messy accidents.
Keeping the baby comfortable will also keep the baby easy to handle and work with. If you disrupt the baby at all, be sure to sooth it immediately so that there is not disrupting the session, as it could cause the shot to lengthen or be cancelled.
For examples of newborn photography Calgary, take a look at the works of Dulce Baby Photography.