We’ve got photos of Little Baby Hazel! I photographed her last year a week or two after she was born. If you want great baby photos you want to get them done within 14 days of being born. They sleep more and are a little more malleable. And we found out that Hazel loves to sleep on her tummy!
Aside from sleep, a baby photo shoot really benefits from props such as baskets, blankets, wraps, and even wood backdrops. We also try and use a space heater or crank the home’s heat to keep the baby snuggly warm. I’ve been adding some props over time. Maybe next baby shoot I’ll do the more dramatic lighting. There are some fantastic baby photographers who do this fulltime. All they do is baby photography. I’m just a photographer who occasionally photographs newborns.
And you can’t forget to photograph the feet, hands, ears, and closeups of the babies. They’re so cute when they’re so tiny. With help from Mom and some blankets we can put the feet in the right position. It isn’t always easy. We did this photo shoot in about 45 minutes. Some baby shoots can take a few hours. You have to plan on feeding time, changing of diapers, and rocking time.
And since Hazel’s family was on hand for the shoot, we did a quick family portrait, yay!