Tips to get the best newborn photos

Babies are adorable from their little noses to little toes. Newborn photos are a must, so what can you do to ensure you get amazing photos of your little miracle? Here’s some tips to help you get the best newborn photos possible.

  1. The sooner the better!

The best time to get newborns photos is when the baby is between the ages of 4 and 14 days. This is when your baby is tiniest and sleepiest which is the perfect combo for great pictures. 

  1. A full baby is a happy baby.

Make sure to feed your baby as close to the session time as possible. You want the baby to be full and sleepy. It can also help to bring a binky to the session, even if your baby doesn’t quite take one yet. This may help keep the baby happy while they are being swaddled or moved between poses. 

  1. Keep the baby warm.

We at CameraShy use heaters and rice bags to make sure the baby is nice and toasty. Keeping the baby warm is essential to making sure the baby is sleepy and comfortable. 

  1. Swaddle, swaddle swaddle!

Swaddling is the best way to really capture how small your baby is. At CameraShy we have lots of swaddles free to use and all our photographers are trained on how to swaddle to make your baby look their best. 

  1. Consider the Colors.

Keep in mind the colors of your nursery or home and pick a swaddle or background to compliment those colors. You can always go with neutral colors to ensure timeless photos.  

  1. Don’t Stress!

Newborns are cute whether they are asleep, awake, swaddled or in a onesie. You will still get great photos that show this stage in your child’s life you can look back on forever. 

  1. Consider an in-home newborn. 

We can come to you! If you don’t feel comfortable bringing your baby to the studio or just want more personal lifestyle photos we recommend our in-home sessions. 

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