Harper’s Baby Photos
I’ve met so many lovely families in the course of taking baby photos. And nothing makes me happier than when families come back to me. So I was thrilled when Stacey and Dallas booked their baby girl Harper, in for baby photos in my Brisbane studio.
I’ve photographed all of Stacey and Dallas’ babies. Both their boys had super-hero themes in their baby photos. Hunter’s theme was Superman, Lucious’ was Batman so naturally, Miss Harper was delegated the role of Wonder Woman.
The best time for a newborn session is in the first 14 days of your baby’s arrival. However, this isn’t always possible and I’ve still managed to get beautiful baby photos from little ones as old as 14 weeks.
The Secret to Settling Your Baby
Of course, I do have a few tricks to settling your baby for his or her photos. Firstly, I’ll wrap your baby. Because babies love to feel safe and secure. And by wrapping your newborn baby they feel safe, snug and happy. They also can’t wave their little arms around and wake themselves up. Wrapping your baby also keeps your baby warm and because babies are used to the warmth of their mums’ tummy, this helps them to stay asleep. And if baby stays asleep it’s far easier to photograph baby in those cute and sleepy poses.
Keep Baby Warm
If baby is going to be nude or be wearing very little clothing during their shoot, then the temperature of your room is essential to a newborn’s comfort. A small heater can be used to warm the area where baby is lying or you can use your reverse-cycle air conditioner to warm the entire room. I’ve found most babies like my studio to be a nice toasty 24-26 degrees Celsius. Keeping your newborn warm is one of the best methods to help your newborn sleep through their entire newborn photography session.
Get baby Milk Drunk
Hold-off on baby’s feed until you arrive at your baby photography Brisbane session. One of the best ways to ensure baby sleeps, is to get baby nice and milk drink ? If your baby is really hungry, then your baby will have a big feed right before the session begins. This usually makes baby go right to sleep, hence the expression “milk drunk”. However, if baby needs a top-up feed during the session, that’s completely normal. Having your photo taken is thirsty work! Newborn sessions generally last around 3 hours which allows for time to change, feed and burp your baby so they remain comfortable and drift back off to sleep.
Alison Cooke Photography is a Brisbane wedding, portrait and newborn photographer. Alison is an award-winning member of the AIPP with over 20 years experience in the wedding industry.
And if you’d still like to know more, you can always call for a chat on 0418 882 778.