One thing most expecting parents do not know is that newborn baby photography does not only happen when the child has been born into the world. It can happen as soon as the parents discover that they are expecting a little one. You can even take it to be the documentation of the process of the pregnancy until the little one is in the world and ready to be the star of the parade.
Yes, newborn baby photography starts as early as this stage. How is that possible? When the newborn parents go to the doctor’s for the monthly checkup, one thing the doctor does is to perform an ultrasound of the baby in the womb. The doctor captures the image of the fetus and hands it over to the parents to keep in their records. From here, the parents can start building the tempo or album for their newborn baby photography album.
For most pregnancies, a period of 9 months should be given before the baby is eventually born for the world to see. When the baby is just a few days old, the parents can contract the expert services of a professional photographer to capture their little one when they are still in such a state. The images can be taken over a period of time to chronicle the growth of the newborn. As long as the pictures are shot within the first few weeks of birth, then the newborn state will always reflect.
Now it is important to note that for it to be considered newborn photography, the child must not be more than 2 months old. Because once the reach that mark, they are already too old to be considered newborns. If you want to have a proper record of your child in their first stage of life, then it is advised you get the photographs done early. Also, most parents are not ready to expose their little one to the elements of the environment and would love to keep them as sheltered as possible, it is therefore not surprising to find that they would prefer to have the photographs taken within the comfort of their home.
Capturing the image of the newborn within their home has its merits because for one, the newborn does not have to get shocked by a new environment like the studio. The parents would have already gotten into a comfortable routine with the newborn and will be able to schedule a suitable time frame to have the pictures taken within the home. However, one thing that all parties to the newborn baby photography need to have is patience in folds. Why?
Patience they say is a virtue and this is virtue you will need in droves when trying to accommodate a little one who does not care that you are on a schedule or you just want to take a picture of their little face. The newborn is not a stage where he or she can understand this and can only see someone interfering with their nap or meal. You therefore need to understand the psyche of a newborn and formulate ways to deal with them.