Now that you’ve started your search for the perfect newborn photographer in Hampton Roads you’re probably coming across a lot of questions. It’s a big decision, there’s no doubt about it. This person will handle your baby safely. To help you navigate the process, I’m sure you’re scouring through dozens of websites to find a photographer in the Hampton roads area who offer newborn photography packages. While all of these deserve some thought, don’t forget to factor in the most important consideration of all: newborn safety.
After photographing numerous babies, I’ve learned exactly what is required to accomplish these poses- and trust me, they are all dependent on the baby! For example, some babies are very sensitive to, while others can snooze through a two-hour session like a gem – but you don’t really discover their sensitivities until you are already in the midst of photographing them.
An experienced photographer will start with a plan, but will tweak the plan and use their own tricks and strategies if the baby is uncomfortable in any way. I am sharing three of my must-haves here that you will see in any of my newborn sessions: Baby shusher, Lulla-vibe, and white noise machine!
Many times, some helpful hands are required for keeping the newborn baby safe. Getting the perfect shot is never worth risking the safety of a newborn. Certain poses require specific safety factors that ensure the baby doesn’t topple over. Just because a baby looks asleep, doesn’t mean they won’t move! The startle reflex is real. Even simple things like making sure the camera strap is securely around my neck when photographing directly above a newborn or putting the camera down when posing the baby are things an inexperienced photographer or a friend who has a nice camera may not even think of. For this reason, newborn photography should never be DIY. When calling around to book a baby photographer, be sure to ask about their safety know-how.
Here at Light & Grace Photography, photographing your newborn is an honor I don’t take lightly! I spend the time listening to your newborn cues, looking for signs of their hunger and discomfort, and all the special tools that I use will help shhh them to sleep while gently and safely placing them in poses that will create portraits you will cherish forever.
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