Your little one brings delight into your life the moment it enters the world. In an instant, you’re a proud parent ready to show off your bundle of joy. If that is the case, you might like to consider hiring a professional to take these momentous shots for you.
Keeping a newborn still is a task, especially if you are new in the parenting business. Have a look at some of these tips that can make your family portraits look as sweet as your baby is.
How to Start
Decide where the shoot is going to be. Driving a newborn to a certain location can be stressful for them. This is why you must drive there ahead of schedule. Make sure your little one has plenty of time to de-stress and settle in before the big shoot.
Next, check out Pinterest and make a list of some shots you want to take. Planning ahead never goes amiss. Instead of getting too confused in the haste of the moment, you will be able to look at your list and properly direct the shoot.
Props, Costume, and Setup
You may be depending on your family portrait photographer for this, but you will want to look at the props and setup. Some parents like to dress their baby following a theme (we’re thinking an Addam’s Family adaptation!), and some like the shoot au naturel. Whatever you decide, make sure to discuss it with other family members so they can also put in their two cents.
Another emerging trend is simplicity-based photography. Instead of anything fancy, we’re going back to solid-colored backdrops and materials. If you choose to go for this style, there is the added benefit of easier color-correction in processing!
No Sleep, No Weep
If your baby cries often, consider having the photoshoot with your baby asleep. It won’t be too obvious in the pictures, as newborns often close their eyes. The photoshoot will go down more smoothly with fewer tantrums—especially if you have other kids.
Toys and Tricks
It may be so that you want your baby smiling in your ideal family portrait. If this is the case, consider having the shoot when your little one is well-rested. When it’s shutter time, give them their favorite toy or play a song they love. You can never say for sure but it could work!
If you are located in North Carolina, you may be in luck. Doug Burke Photography has just the right experience for such a family portrait shoot! Call us at 336.486.9932 and book your day now.