Pre-shoot prep list for mothers
The following list is to help you prepare to your baby’s first photo shoot, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the experience.
- Ware comfortable lightweight clothing as the temperature of the studio is set to 21°C for the comfort of your baby
- Pack a nappies and spare change of clothes just in case there are any little accidents
- Bring a pacifier – only if you are using one, as they can be very helpful during the session.
- Bring snack in case you get hungry throughout the session.
- If you’re formula feeding, bring with you extra bottles just in case. There is a facility to heat the bottle.
- Bring baby skin moisturizer oil/lotion/cream and baby’s hair brush (if needed)
- For older siblings bring along a couple of their favorite toys or books to keep them entertained.
Studio is well equipped and we have a selection of baby outfits and accessories. You may use the own props if you like, and photographer will be trying to incorporate it during your session.
For group family shots and images where parents hands are part of the image please make sure that your hands and nails are prepared the way, you want to see them at your pictures. Have your hair and make up done. Studio lights tone down the makeup, so it needs to be done a little bit stronger then regular. Have your make up bag, hair brush and hair products handy in case a touch ups are needed.
Our 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 utmost 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
- 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.