Newborn Photoshoot Tips & Prep Guide
A few tips to get the most out of your baby’s session
First, it’s important to keep your baby awake for about 30-45 minutes before the session, so they will be nice and sleepy for the photos. A washcloth bath or some “naked time” can be helpful for stimulating your baby.
Please feed your baby just before you leave and plan for a top up when you get here so that your little one has a full belly and sleepy. I will allow plenty of time for feeding and cuddling during the session, which typically lasts around 3 hours. I have snacks and drinks available.
For your comfort, please wear cool and comfortable clothing in layers, as the studio will be nice and warm.
During the session, sit back and relax. I won’t need much assistance, so take advantage of this time to rest in my sitting area (I’m sure you need it!). Parents will often watch a movie, answer emails or read in my sitting area while I take care of your new little one. I’ve even have parents take advantage of this time and take a nap!
Family Photos If you plan to take family photos, please light-coloured tops in whites, creams, light grays, and light pastels to help in keeping the focus on your expression and your little one. I recommend wearing a simple, solid-coloured more fitted top or dress. Preferably pick a top with a 3/4 sleeve which will show off your newborn baby perfectly. Please avoid patterns and logos! I also have a blog post with recommendations for timeless clothing options, and a Pinterest board with coordinating colour ideas.
Hair & Makeup As far as hair goes please style it however makes you feel beautiful. If you have long hair big curls are always a great option. Makeup is also up to your liking, but consider a matted look for makeup as shiny, sparkly makeup doesn’t photograph as well. If you would like to read about some tips on make up for your session, please visit my blog post here.
Makeup and Hair Recommendations:
- Marina Georgia Makeup – she will travel to your house if you live in her service area.
- Eva Svobodova – Will travel to your house and has lots of Maternity session experience. Please find her instagram here: @eva.s.makeup, +1 604 352 9493
- Zazou Salon
– It is located about 3 minutes from the studio. Please book an appointment ahead of time as they book up quickly.
WIFI is available. I usually forget to mention this so will add it here. You will find the password posted in the sitting area.