Newborn Photo Session – Newborn Safety Policy
Newborn safety is always the forefront of everything I do throughout every single session. I use precautions to identify any potential risks in order to avoid them.
When I’m working with those precious babies, I must consider not only their safety and how secure they feel throughout the session, I also have to consider how handling the baby makes you (parent) feel.
I want parents to feel confident and comfortable with the way that I am photographing their baby.
I handle each and single baby the same way I would expect someone to handle my baby – with the upmost respect.
This is a set of rules for my studio baby sessions:
- Never leave baby unattended
- Always support baby’s head and neck
- Photoshop is a safety tool
- Never force baby into a pose
- Always wear camera strap when shooting from above
- Never stand on anything above baby
- Always have a spotter when using props
- Avoid all fall risks
- Never use glass or breakable props
- Baby’s safety is always more important than “Getting the shot”
Those are the rules that I abide by, and that I require of anyone who works with me in handling newborn babies.
I talk to the parents about the baby’s birth and any issues that my have been occurred. I strongly advice that no babies be forced into pose and as such I will never force a pose for a baby, siblings or the parents.