Experienced photographers can make excellent newborn images look natural and almost effortless. But photographing a newborn baby requires an entirely special skill set. I capture my baby clients' most beautiful and priceless images while safely posing and gently handling them. Also, it's a must first to understand the baby to know what the baby needs(if they are hungry, gassy, or needs to sleep) at the moment and what's best for them.
Babies are so amazing! Look how innocent and adorable they are with their tiny toes and lips!! Also, they are so delicate during their newborn stage. I am happy that I have done so many online and in-person workshops and been trained and certified by Ana Brandt, a globally renowned safety trainer. Also, assisting her during a newborn session gave me much more confidence and knowledge about safety practices.
Baby Spotter :
Apart from all these, having a baby spotter is the must during a newborn session. Never leave a baby unattended. I either use my assistant or ask one of the parents to help during the session.
We always wash wraps, clothes with mild odor-free detergent. Steam and wipe everything that can't be washed. Always, use sanitizer before touching the baby and use a face mask through out the session.
While you may think it's a walk on a cake, wait, No. Especially when it's siblings under age 3 and fur siblings, I prefer laying down shots and composites with younger siblings. At the same time, images with fur siblings are mostly composites. Safety, safety safety, I can never be safe enough when it comes to a newborn session.
When someone in my household or my client's is sick, we highly suggest rescheduling the session for everyone's safety.