Some of the most common questions new parents ask are: What should we bring to our portrait session? What do we do if our baby gets fussy? Should we bring props?
The list goes on. At the end of the day, the key to a successful portrait session is simplicity. Make it easy on yourself and the baby. Sure we utilize props for portrait sessions, but they should complement your portraits.
Now back to those tips...
1) Take feeding breaks.
One thing I always hear is “Stephen, we just fed him!” Well, babies are growing and always hungry. In many cases that is all they need to refuel and regain happiness.
2) Keep the wardrobe selection simple.
Some of the most beautiful, timeless portraits are close up black and whites in a diaper. Plus your baby will be happier.
3) Babies love white noise.
Whether it’s the sound of cars driving by or a dehumidifier running - it seems to work wonders on some of the most difficult babies.
4) Relax and have fun.
We always book more time than we need for your baby portrait session. That way, you don’t have to feel rushed. We have a TV & room to nurse if needed. This should be a fun and relaxing experience.
5) Trust your photographer.
We’ve been doing this for over 15 years. Great baby portraiture is a combination of being in expert in our craft along with utilizing little tricks we’ve learned to ensure the best possible experience for you and your baby!