I asked a four of my personal fave newborn photographers ‘If you could share one tip about photographing newborns what would it be?’ Here is what they had to say!
‘ Be patient! Babies can sense anxiety. If you remain calm so will the mom and the baby.‘ – Robin Long
Rebecca Joy Studios
“Be in the moment and let the baby and the mood inspire your session. Don’t get too caught up in achieving a certain pose or using a specific prop. Every baby is different in how they like to be held, swaddled and positioned. Let the baby move, stretch and direct some of the poses on his own. Most of important, if baby is not wanting to sleep, work with it and don’t stress about it. ” – Rebecca Joy Studios
Trisha Sheehan Photography
‘Patience is my tip. Lots of it too. Lol! I like to set up a plan for each shoot ( set ups/poses ) so that everything flows too. I go into each shoot with my plan that I discuss with the parents during their consult and lots of patience.’ – Trisha Sheehan Photography
Keri Meyers Photography
‘My best advice is to find your style and what reflects you as an artist. Develop that passion and your style. Most importantly, PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE! Don’t get discouraged if you’ve made a few mistakes along the way or have a string of challenging babies – it gets easier with practice. I have become the photographer I am today because of the silly mistakes I made and constant work to perfect my craft. Finally, find a support system – it’s so helpful to have a group of peers you can share stories with and vent to after a challenging session.’ – Keri Meyers Photography