Tips and Tricks for Beautiful Newborn Portraits
Newborn infants are tiny beings for a very short time. Capture this very brief but heartwarming moment in your baby's life.
- Schedule your newborn portraits when your baby is between one and three weeks.
- Attempt to schedule your portrait sitting around your infant's nap and feeding routine. If possible, feed your infant prior to leaving from home. This will allow their little tummies to settle and reduce spitting up and fussiness.
- It is important to bring essential items to comfort your infant including a favorite blanket, pacifier, diapers, wipes and anything necessary for feedings.
- No infant portrait is complete without you, the parents. So come prepared.
- Even if you aren't comfortable posing in your post-baby glory, give yourself a manicure in case you want close-ups of your hands cradling your baby's head, feet and hands.
- Schedule your baby's milestone portraits while you are at the studio. Most common dates are three-month, six-month, nine-month and first birthday portraits.
- We can create your baby announcements. On the day of your session, you will receive a complimentary set of envelopes, so you can address them while we process your announcements.
- View our newborn and baby portraits for more ideas.
Who doesn't adore a picture of a cute, wriggly baby? Capturing your infant with the right clothing and a few favorite items will make a huge difference to your album.
- Infants look adorable with little or no clothing. A baby onesie, or a diaper, or a swaddle blanket is usually sufficient.
- Bring along a beanie or stocking cap as it can soften your baby's face.
- Newborn clothes tend to bunch up and look messy. Your tiny baby can get lost in layers of clothing.
- Choose light-colored clothes. White or pastels bring out your baby's sweet complexion.
- Avoid mittens or socks. They leave elastic marks on tiny wrists and ankles.
- Include a spare outfit in your diaper bag in case of spit ups or leaks.
- If you have any cherished items like a favorite toy or framed picture of a deceased grandparent, and would like to include it in your portraits, carry it along.