How To Ensure Newborn Safety During a Photoshoot. Tips From a Professional NJ Newborn Photographer.

In Home Newborn Photographer, Freehold, NJ

Many moms-to-be’s choose to document the miracle of their newborn’s life with a professional photoshoot. As a mom myself, I know how important it is to capture every moment of those first few weeks with your new baby. While this is a wonderful way to create memories that will last a lifetime, it’s important to ensure that your baby is safe throughout the process.

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Before the Shoot Begins

The first step is to make sure that the photographer you’ve chosen is experienced in newborn photography. Ask to see their portfolio, and look for reviews online. Once you’ve chosen a photographer, have a conversation with them about your concerns and expectations before the shoot. A professional newborn photographer will take every possible precaution to ensure that your baby is safe and comfortable during the shoot.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

1. Warm environment

Babies are used to being nice and warm in the womb, so it’s important to make sure they stay warm during the shoot. I always have a space heater running in the room and make sure the temperature is comfortable for the baby.

2. Use props carefully

While props can add an element of fun to your photos, it’s important to use them carefully. Make sure any props you use are clean and free of sharp edges. And always support the baby’s head and neck when using props. All props that the baby is placed on should be low to the ground. When using props, such as baskets or chairs, make sure that they’re stable and won’t tip over easily.

3. Be careful with poses

Newborn babies are fragile, so it’s important to be careful with how you pose them. Newborns have very weak head control and can easily hurt themselves if they’re not supported properly. Be sure that your photographer knows how to safely support your baby’s head and neck before proceeding with the photoshoot. Avoid positions that put undue stress on their necks or backs, and never leave them unattended on elevated surfaces like chairs or tables. 

4. Keep the shoot short

 Babies can get tired quickly, so it’s important to keep the photo shoot fairly short – no more than 3-4 hours. This will help prevent your baby from getting cranky or distressed.

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Newborn Photography Monmouth County, NJ

Newborn photo shoots can be a wonderful way to capture memories of your little one’s early days. But it’s important to choose an experienced photographer who puts safety first. By following these tips, you can ensure that your newborn photoshoot is a safe and happy experience for everyone involved!

It’s completely normal to feel nervous about ensuring your baby is safe during a session. By doing your research ahead of time, trusting your instincts during the session, and debriefing afterward with your photographer, you can help ensure a smooth and safe newborn photoshoot that everyone involved will enjoy and cherish for years to come.

Schedule your photo session today and let me help you create lasting memories.

~Ekaterina Vachino Photography,
Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer located in Freehold, NJ.
Serving Central NJ, Monmouth County, Ocean County, Middlesex County, as well as other parts of New Jersey upon request.

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