5 Things to Expect from your Newborn Photo Shoot – Newborn Photographer Dallas – CLJ Photography
Many of my clients are first time mommies and have lots of questions about how to schedule and what to expect from their newborn shoot. It’s all brand new territory and there are so many things to remember. So, I’ve compiled my 5 things to expect at your newborn shoot.
We will start out fully wrapped and moved to naked baby. Family pictures will be somewhere in the middle. We want to move your baby (and bug them) as little as possible. It helps the shoot go more smoothly and keeps your little one happier. We will customize our workflow to fit your desired images so you might see naked baby a little earlier in your session.
Sibling shots are almost always done fully wrapped and early in the shoot. There are many variations for siblings to help accommodate their age and ability to listen and follow directions. We also don’t want to pressure a child to stay in any position or pose. We love sibling poses and little children and easily work through different options for the best sibling portrait.
The session moves slowly. It is quiet in my studio and also warm. Most photo shoots tend to move fast – families, young children, weddings. Newborn photo shoots are the opposite. Everything takes time. It is completely fine to bring snacks and books for kids to pass the time. Our sessions are generally 2-3 hours in length but could go longer depending on your little one.
Correct expectations are important! As a photographer, obviously, I am a visual person. I love when clients can send me Pinterest Boards for images they love! I encourage clients to bring things that are meaningful to them. Or cute little props they have found. But remember, your baby is on their own timeline and we never force a baby past their “done”. We will do our best to photograph the images you desire but we follow baby’s cues closely. This means when we think your baby has had enough, we will wrap up the photo shoot.
It is also important to note not all Etsy props will fit or photograph well! Please send your photographer an image or web link for anything you purchase for your shoot.
You will receive prior to your newborn photo shoot, a newborn questionnaire and prep guide. We want everything to go smoothly and that is based on preparation for your shoot. The more we understand what you want, the better we can make it happen. The more you are prepared, the smoother things go.
We would love to photograph your little one and your family. Click the button below to contact our studio for details. Contacting us in your second trimester is ideal.