How To Take Newborn Photos
Capturing your newborn's first days is a cherished memory. While newborn photography can seem daunting at first, with these simple tips you will be able to take beautiful photos of your new arrival in no time. So grab your smartphone or camera and let’s get started!
Outdoor Newborn Photos
Newborns are best photographed outdoors in natural light. But make sure to always avoid direct sunlight and choose a time of day when the sun is low in the sky. Shoot in open areas with plenty of soft light. If possible, use a blanket or wrap to create a soft background for your baby.
Get creative with outdoor newborn photos and take advantage of natural props. Newborn babies undoubtedly look adorable when photographed surrounded by flowers, leaves, or other natural elements, and these simple props can really enhance newborn photos. You can also create newborn photos that compliment each season and use these pictures to celebrate their newborn milestones.
Capture Delicate Features
Get down on your baby's level whenever you’re going to take a picture of them, as this will help you capture their sweet expressions and tiny details. You can also use warm lighting to highlight their face and delicate features before taking an adorable picture. If they're awake and wriggling around during a newborn photoshoot, make sure you're interacting with them, and having plenty of soft toys on hand to bring out their wonderful smile. You can also use music to set the scene and keep them happy.
Swaddling Newborn Photography
One of the best newborn photography tips, is to use simple poses that really showcase your baby's natural beauty. Newborns are often photographed in the "cradle" pose, with their head and hands tucked snuggly under them. You can also try photographing them while they're lying on their back or tummy. A swaddle blanket and swaddling technique can help you achieve this look and will also make your baby feel instantly comforted and calm. Ideal if you're going to spend a couple of hours taking newborn photos!
Feed Your Newborn Ahead Of Time
A cry of hunger is going to completely ruin your newborn photography session so make sure to feed your newborn around 30 minutes before you plan on taking pictures. A baby who is fed and content is far more likely to drift off to sleep, giving you the perfect opportunity to snap happy. But resist overfeeding them, or else your photography session might end up cut short due to diaper disasters.
Capture Your Unique Bond
Always remember to capture the unique bond between you and your baby during a photoshoot . Newborn photos are the perfect opportunity to capture the love and connection between you and your little one. So be sure to get lots of sweet candid shots together, which you'll enjoy looking back on in a couple of months and as they develop into a toddler.
With these simple tips, you'll be able to take beautiful newborn photos that will last a lifetime. Congratulations on your new arrival!