Newborn sessions are some of my favorite sessions that we do at the studio. However they are also some of the most difficult. There are many factors that go into planning a newborn session and we also have to be flexible when our vision changes. Prior to the session we pick out some wraps, backgrounds, hats or bows. We want to be prepared when the family arrives making smooth transitions from one pose to the next helps the newborn stay calm. We can be fumbling for the next prop that might be buried in the drawer in the prop room, everything needs to be close at hand. But no matter how much we plan each session we never know how the newborn will react to the poses. Some babies love to be wrapped up while others will cry if you try. If they come in with a full belly or eat during the session then a tummy pose is not the best right away. Newborn sessions take time and so we plan time in order to keep everyone at ease. We recommend at least the hour session for any newborn photos because we want to make sure to get the perfect photos which sometimes means taking a feed break, a snuggle with mom break or even just patience as the baby falls asleep. This particular session we only got a few photos before he woke up, but even though he was awake he was so relaxed and looked straight at the camera for most of the photos. After doing a pregnancy session with this family we were excited to meet the new addition. Originally they thought they could do mini session but quickly realized why at least an hour of time was needed. Don’t rush those precious moments schedule time and let us work some magic to get those perfect photos.
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