The truth is, very little. The best part about my job as a newborn photographer is making your session for your new best friend as easy and carefree as possible. I do have some things that I ask my clients to do before the session. I will list them out here.
I don’t ask my clients to try and keep the baby up at all. I don’t think they even know what their schedule is. The goal is to just get them sleepy and that usually happens with a feeding. Right before you leave, feed your little friend and make sure they are nice and full. Then, just put them in a snapped or zipped onsie (don’t put anything that goes over their head).
The goal is to have baby sleepy when they come in so we can just get in as many poses as possible. Usually, I try and get in about 10-15 poses for each session. These include wrapped poses, prop poses, beanbag poses, Fur poses and then sibling and parent poses.
What happens if my baby is awake? Listen, some babies are just awake. The best thing to do is just sit there and relax and I will work with the little one to get the best awake photos possible. It is more work, but that isn’t your concern, it is for me to worry about and make sure I can get amazing photos.
So, below are some poses I usually get at every session and then of course some awake photos. Sometimes babies do not sleep but as you can see, your photos will still be stunning. Everything you see in the images is provided by my studio. I have backdrops in every color and hundreds of little outfits and props. You just have to show up with your baby.
If you have not booked your session with my studio yet, please don’t wait because I am filling up for the remainder of 2020.