How to Prepare for Your Newborn Photography Session

May 17, 2023

How can we possibly capture the beauty that is your little newborn baby?! It is a challenging task since they are just the most precious angels in the world but here are a few pointers on how you can prepare in advance to get the best images possible from your newborn’s first photo session.

• Make sure the baby has been fed and if possible try to have a warm bottle ready for them in case they get fussy

• It can be helpful with newborns to actually schedule the session right around naptime so we can get images of them resting peacefully

• Whether indoor or outdoors, it’s important to keep the baby quite warm. We will get more genuine smiles this way so if shooting outdoors, layers help a lot. If your session will be indoors make sure to turn the heat on so we can move the baby around without them getting too annoyed with us 😉

• It can be helpful to gather any nude, white, pastel or pale colored fabrics from around your home to use during the session. If they have a soft or patterned texture, that looks great too.

• I always recommend dressing in nudes, beiges or light-colors, avoiding large prints and logos

• If your baby has received any gifts from family or loves ones such as a small teddy bear or a rattle, it can be fun to incorporate these as props. Plus you can share those images with whoever gave the gift and you get bonus mom points 😉

• Hands down the best tool I’ve found for getting a fussy baby to sleep is the Shusher. It’s a small toy you can buy on Amazon and it makes a repetitive shushing sound which helps slow down the baby’s heart rate, hypnotizing them to sleep. I highly recommend purchasing one of your own but I will also bring mine to the session!

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Emily was super easy to work with and very accommodating. This was our first time in the area and Emily was extremely helpful with assisting us in choosing the perfect location for our shoot. We enjoyed getting to know her as well as telling our personal story. I think she caught the essence of who we are as a couple and definitely memorialized this special trip for us. – Jamie A.

Working with Emily was awesome! It felt so natural and I was at ease taking photos. She knew what she was doing and captured spectacular candid pictures throughout the night as well! She took fantastic pictures despite terrible weather and lighting conditions. 10/10 would recommend hiring her for your wedding! Thank you Emily!! – Kayla F.

Emily did a fantastic job! I somewhat planned my engagement on the Fly with about a week (or less) for her to prepare and she did a phenomenal job working with me and making me feel at ease In a part of the country I’ve never traveled to. She was able to stay in contact with me (secretly) up until about 1 min before I proposed which was a MASSIVE help. Super easy to work with, made it fun, was also very professional and I would recommend her NO DOUBT. Thanks again! You made an insanely stressful “operation” (haha) go incredibly smooth! Her photos were fabulous and turned out great! I honestly didn’t know what to expect! Well done!! – Spencer H.

Emily is an outstanding photographer! My husband and I hired her for our outdoor maternity shoot with our first born. Booking Emily was painless, and she was extremely easy to communicate with throughout the entire process.  She suggested multiple beautiful locations to shoot. We met at a gorgeous nearby beach she suggested. To top it off Emily sent us our photos ahead of scheduled time. Overall, Emily is exceptionally professional, pleasant and creative. She is one of the best I’ve ever worked with. Book her for your next photography needs, and you won’t be disappointed!! – Samantha K.

We hired Emily for our engagement photo shoot this past weekend and I honestly cannot recommend her enough! Not only is she super polite, kind, and professional, but she is also extremely talented. She has such an eye for detail and is fantastic at helping pose her clients. We did our photo shoot on my cousin’s property and Emily was so good at picking spots and playing with the light and surroundings. My fiancé and I were both completely out of our element, because we had never done a professional shoot before, but Emily made us feel comfortable, confident, and natural from the start and we completely love every picture we received! On top of all that the turnaround time for pictures was quick and she was very communicative from start to finish! 10/10, highly recommend!  – Emily A.

Emily was amazing. She made my day easy and more special than I could have imagined. She’s sweet and knows what you want. She made her way around the family effortlessly. My family will definitely use her again. – Charmaine Z.

Emily captured my wedding in a way I never thought was imaginable! We had a beautiful outdoor wedding, Emily was really able to use the natural light in our favor. (I love natural light) She came early to set up and was extremely professional! Emily was easy to work with and great with my family and guests. I love the way our photos turned out and would recommend her to anyone that I knew!! Thanks again Emily you’re part of the family now! – Jennifer S

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