Are you expecting a baby and looking for the perfect newborn photographer for your family? If you’re like many parents, you’ll want to capture those early moments of your newborn’s life but don’t know what to expect from an in-home photo session. As a professional newborn photographer in Salt Lake City and Davis County Utah, I’d love to help you capture those special memories with a beautiful photo session. In this blog post, I’ll share some tips and advice on what to expect from a newborn photo session.
What to Expect for a Newborn Photography Session
A newborn photo session is a special and unique way to capture the joy and love of your new baby’s arrival. As a professional newborn photographer, I’m passionate about helping you create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. I’ll use my expertise to create a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere for your baby and you to relax and enjoy the experience.
During your session, I use minimal props to create beautiful images of your newborn. I have grey, white and pink wraps for the baby and white blankets. I will guide you to create a variety of poses so that your photographs are unique and one-of-a-kind.
How to Prepare for a Newborn Photography Session
The best place to have your newborn photos is at your home where the baby feels the most comfortable. I recommend bathing the baby, feeding her, and changing her before the session. It's easier to have sleepy baby photos, but if she is awake, we can do that too. Basically the session is led by the baby.
I want to have photos of the baby in your arms and show the connection and love in your family. I will take photos of the baby alone and close up shots of the baby as well as the family together.
Have the room about 79 degrees so the baby will be warm in just a wrap, blanket, or no clothes at all. A space heater is a good idea to keep it warm.
What to Wear to a Newborn Photography Session
When it comes to newborn photography, you want to make sure you’re dressed comfortably and won't distract from the baby. You don’t want to be too formal or too casual. You should also avoid wearing anything with bold colors or patterns that may take away from the focus of the photos.
If you’re not sure what to wear, you can always me for suggestions. I have a few ideas that will help you create the perfect look for your photo session. (click here to see more about what to wear.)
What to have for a Newborn Photography Session
You’ll want to make sure you’re prepared. You should have a few things close by: a blanket, baby wipes, extra diapers, and a bottle of formula or breast milk. You should also bring any props you’d like to use in the photos, such as favorite stuffed animals or a special blanket. I generally don't use many props in my photos, and want it to look natural, but you can include anything that is meaningful to you.
The Benefits of a Lifestyle Newborn Photography Session
A lifestyle newborn photography session is a great way to capture those special moments between your baby and family. Lifestyle sessions are more relaxed and natural than studio sessions and allow you to capture your baby in a more candid and authentic way.
Lifestyle sessions are also great for capturing your baby’s personality and the connection between your family members. The photos will be unique and one-of-a-kind, and you can use the photos to create beautiful wall art or albums to cherish for years to come.
Where to have photos taken
I like to take photos in the master bedroom, nursery, and by the windows for the best natural light. It's best not to have overhead lights or lamps on with different color casts during the photo shoot. You don't need to clean anything, just have a clear space on your bed. A white sheet on the bed works great for the background.
We'll take photos of all the family together, mom and baby, dad and baby, and baby alone. I also like to include pets if you want.
Newborn photography is a special way to capture the joy and love of your new baby’s arrival. A professional newborn photographer can help you create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime. When it comes to newborn photography, there are several types of sessions, such as studio, lifestyle, home, and outdoor sessions. It’s important to find the best newborn photographer near you that has experience photographing newborns and is affordable.
If you’re looking for a professional newborn photographer in Salt Lake City or Davis County Utah, contact me today to book your session. I'm an award winning photographer and I've been a mom for 22 years with 4 kids of my own. I offer a variety of options, including prints, digital files, and albums. I look forward to helping you capture those special moments with beautiful photos.
Book your session now and let me help you capture those early moments of your newborn’s life with a beautiful photo session.
Sessions start at $250 for a half hour and $350 for an hour.