So you just found out your pregnant !!! How exciting and overwhelming at the same time! So many thoughts , so much to do. During your pregnancy,your list of things to do to prepare for the baby , although fun , can be overwhelming at times. Registries, doctor appointments, home renovations, baby photographer etc . the list can go on!
Searching for a newborn photographer to capture the very first moments of your baby's life shouldn't be complicated it should be exciting. So I have made this list to help you along on your journey and during your session.
1.Book session PRIOR to baby's birth
Many new moms do not realize the importance of booking with the photographer prior to the baby's birth, as the sessions take place during the first 2 weeks of baby's life. The reason: they are the squishiest and sleepy and easier to get those signature 'newborn" poses we all love. Do this before you give birth so you it is one less thing to scramble for after. :)
2. Make sure to stay in touch with your photographer. When the baby arrives notify your photographer as soon as you can. This will ensure your session takes place as early as possible.
3.Communicate your likes and dislikes, keeping in mind you chose your photographer because you love their style. So although you may absolutely love a specific look, if it doesn't work for your baby or go along with the photographers brand, ultimately you need to trust in the photographer as they know what works for them best.
4. Be flexible.... this is super important! Babies are just that... babies.. they can be unpredictable. Their safety and well being should ALWAYS be the number one priority, so if there is a pose you are dying for and the baby doesn't like it.. understand that we as the photographers need to keep their safety first and you may not get the beloved shot you had in mind. But trust assure we will do our best to make you happy.
5. Relax and Enjoy! This is the most exciting time in your life. Sit back and enjoy and take it all in. Cherish the moment. Do not worry if you didn't use every single outfit or headband you had in mind for the shoot, Or if the baby wasn't as settled as you wanted them to be. Things happen, but most importantly enjoy the experience. You will not look back 10 years from now thinking damn I wish I used the brown hat instead of the blue hat, or I wish I had a full face of makeup on.. you WILL however look back and say WOW look at my beautiful baby. Look at these amazing pictures hanging on my wall . You will look and always remember the day , and that moment in your life. Because that's what is important.
6. LAST but certainly not least. PRINT PRINT PRINT! print your pictures. You spend hours searching for the right photographer, and invest in the session, so investing in prints is JUST as important. You can't hang CD or USB drives on your wall for all to cherish.. but you can hang a print for all to see! :)
Tara from Creative Heart Arts is now booking newborns into August 2016. For booking info please email [email protected] or call 631-872-6614