3 Tips To Prepare For Your Newborn Session

YOUR LITTLE ONE IS FINALLY HERE AND YOU WANT TO COMMEMORATE THIS OCCASION WITH PHOTOS

If you're a new mom then you must have 1001 things on your mind right now- when will you ever sleep again, when will you ever be able to wear clothes without throw up on it, how many diapers does this baby go through on a daily basis?-  and if you're feeling all the feels right now we definitely want to help out as much as we can! Here are our top 3 tips and tricks for you to prepare and make the most out of your newborn session, continue reading below for more!

1. NEWBORN SESSIONS SHOULD BE SHOT WITHIN 2 WEEKS OF GIVING BIRTH

Sounds so soon right? 14 days post-partum (or even better, within 5-10 days) is the best window of opportunity to shoot newborn photos because that's when they're asleep the most, and on top of that, they're asleep the deepest! Babies this young tend to be less fussy, and we can position and move them with ease. 

2. GET WARM!

About 30 minutes before your session turn up the heat in your house a couple of degrees! Babies want to be warm and snug, and especially if they're not going to be wearing anything we want to ensure they're cozy and comfortable. If we're all sweating a bit while shooting that's when you know the temperature is perfect! Bonus points to anyone who can throw blankets in the dryer to warm up a bit before placing your babe down because I mean, even as adults, who doesn't like a good ol' fresh out of the dryer blanket?

3. PREPARE TO FEED... A LOT

We always remind clients to ensure their baby has a nice full tummy before we arrive so they can easily slip in a food coma and we can shoot the afternoon away! Babies tend to cluster feed so don't worry or stress if you have to feed again, or even step out a few times to feed some more- we know it happens and it's absolutely ok! Relax, and take your time!

All in all every baby is different and despite only being a couple of weeks old you'll know your baby best! These are just a few tips to get your started on preparing for your newborn session. 

Seasoned mamas out there, do you have any tips to add in? New mamas, what's on your mind before your shoot? Leave your questions + comments below!