What is the best age for a newborn photo shoot? The best time for the session is the first two weeks of our baby’s life. Newborns sleep very much at this time and their sleep is calm and deep. It’s easily arrange them in a safe pose, which look beautiful on photographs. In the third week of newborn life, baby acne may appear, and it will have a less restful sleep and it will be more difficult to put them in positions that resemble lying in the mother’s tummy.
When to arrange a neonatal session?
It is best to make an appointment for a newborn session before delivery. When we know the approximate date of delivery and it has been around 3 months, it is worth contacting me and pre-booking the date of the session (if You contact with me later I may not have available spots). Of course, some little ones come into the world later, some earlier, so I set the final date of the meeting with my new mother after the birth and after leaving the hospital.
Where is the session?
The session takes place in the privacy of my photographic studio, which is in my apartment in Reykjavik. The studio is equipped with a changing table, as well as comfortable sofas that will allow parents to look at the photographer’s work comfortably. There is a kitchen and microwave available on site, if something had to be heated up.
How to prepare for the session?
It lasts a few hours, about 3 times and 5. Therefore, please bring some snacks with you. On the spot, of course, I have tea, water, coffee. During the session, we take pictures with parents, so it’s good that you take some extra clothes with you. On the spot I have nappies and tissues, if they run out by accident, but it is worth taking your supplies.
Before photo shoot I will send You file with check list, please read it!
The room in which the session will be performed is always adequately heated, because our baby will pose mainly naked or in thin outfits and wrapps. During the session I also use a portable fan heater, which increases the temperature in the environment of the newborn baby and makes it feel very comfortable. All blankets, accessories, clothes and decorations should not be worried. I have a huge selection of accessories that are an integral part of every session. I do most of them myself, thanks to which they are unique and special. If you have any idea that you like to use while shooting, I will be happy to hear about them.
How long does the session last and how does it go?
Newborn photo shoot usually lasts from 3 to 4 hours, sometimes longer. The length of the session depends on the mood of newborn, we will have to often change dipper, feed and cuddle during photo shoot. For my part, I provide as much time as I need. The session should take place in a calm atmosphere, without hurry. The infant may be in a restless atmosphere, so it is best that only the parents of the small church attend the session as an observers. If the session also includes photos with siblings, it is best if the brother or sister will join us at the end of the session.
Is this session safe for baby?
Safety is the foundation when working with newborns. When taking pictures, I keep watch over the safety of my model, and the positions in which it is laid are very natural for him and often resemble the placement of a baby in the mother’s belly. When taking pictures, parents often help in the session. I also completed a professional neonatal photography course.
Each session is different and it consists of the photographer and parents working together. If you have any questions, doubts or suggestions, please contact me.