We understand the struggle of not being able to get those very first tiny moments photographed by a professional right now. We are feeling the withdrawal too! So in order to combat that we wanted to share with you a few tips and tricks you can easily use with your babe until we can get you in the studio and create together.
Please remember SAFETY is a priority. Regardless of what positions you've googled, pinned, or seen other professional newborn photographers do, please do not attempt these on your own.
- Look for the light. Where does it fall across your newborn.
- Take photos when your baby(ies) are at their happiest. Be it at the beginning of the day or afternoon. We do notice however they're typically happiest in the morning after a good feed.
- Get down to their level. As newborns typically sleep a lot in those first few weeks we recommend to try and capture those sleepy moments (make sure your babe is warm, full tummy and they feel secure)
- Come in nice and close to capture all those perfect newborn features, such as their hands, and feet, and beautiful lashes or any stand out facial features you want to highlight the detail.
- You made that beautiful little bundle so remember to be in photos with your baby. Take turns with your partner to photograph those special moments when you’re snuggling and being with your baby while they’re awake or when you’re rocking them o to sleep. When they’re older they’re going to love looking back at these amazing memories.
- Turn off your flash. It can be very unflattering to your baby.
- The busier the background the more distracting it can be and quite often take away from those purest moments and details, so keep it simple.
- You can attempt to edit your photos using apps like Lightroom Mobile for a more finished look or you're welcome to send them to AdaLilly Photography and we'd be happy to assist you. (subject to retouching fee)
- Go ahead and share your images.
- Remember to print your photos so you have them forever.
- Finally, don’t forget to backup your photos for safe storage.
Newborn Safety & Disclaimer
Do not try any newborn poses a regular professional newborn photographer would use. As Professionals we have been trained and some images while they may appear as if the baby is unattended they are not, those images are a composite image giving the illusion baby is upright on their own.
Liability: AdaLilly Photography is not responsible for any injuries inflicted upon any participating parties. Client(s) will be responsible for their children and themselves and release AdaLilly Photography from any claims against their person or their business.
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