Newborn baby pics scared me. Not the actual photographing, but the baby staging part. Seriously, I watched so many YouTube videos on how to pose a newborn. I thought, there is NO WAY that my new grandson will let me prop and maneuver him around, and him stay sound asleep. Y’all, he was perfect!!! Slept like a baby. How in the world did I not know that a baby can sleep through so much? Baby’s are fragile, but they also can get sleepy milk drunk and let you take advantage of their cuteness with a camera in hand.
- Have your area set up and ready for when the baby finishes nursing. You want them full and content.
- Learn how to swaddle a baby in advance. You can buy the swaddle wraps in various colors.
- Ensure that the room temperature is nice and cozy. If cool, place a heating pad under the blankets for comfort.
- Floor cushions make a great foundation. They are comfy and soft. I purchased mine from Ross for less than $10. You can also find them at Amazon.
- Alternate background colors and textures with blankets, tablecloths, foam board, or furs.
- Take photos from different angles.
- Use props that resonate with the family. Example: My son loves baseball and fishing.
- Use props that are special to the family. Example: bears given to the baby by close loved ones. Also, homemade blankets crocheted by grand parents can be easy to implement in the photographs.
- Edit your photos with different filters to get a variety of looks.
- Use props for the gender. For my grandson, we loved the dump truck and bow-ties.
Baby’s grow up way to fast. Don’t let the time get by you without capturing their look at just a week old, or a month old, and so on. Photographs are a treasure to me, but not nearly as much as this perfect little human we love!
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