After all the planning, waiting and anticipation, your bundle of joy has arrived. Now it's time to capture precious memories...
A few quick tips for your Newborn Photo Session:
Happy Happy Birthday!
Once your baby is born, please get in touch with me so we have scheduled the proper date. It is really best to photograph the baby 5-10 days after birth. This allows the ability to capture amazing and timeless poses without a lot of movement from the baby. **Boys that are circumcised need 6 days of healing.
A deep sleep for a baby during a newborn session is best and is the ultimate goal. The main reasons a baby could get fussy are: hunger, messy diaper, and upset bellies. Bringing the baby in with their car seat is IMPERATIVE! This aids in the flow of the photography session.
This list is a helpful guide of common foods to avoid while nursing. These foods typically affect babies under 6 weeks. As they get older, introduce foods one at a time to see how they are affected. Every baby is different, so be sure to consult with your Pediatrician.
Guide by Dr O'Connell: Newport Beach, CA
Restrict foods such as:
Citrus Acidic foods and drinks:
Cranberries, pineapple, grapefruit, oranges, lemons, strawberries, all berries, tomatoes or tomato products, chocolate (rarely affects babies) peanuts, nuts in general, pizza, spaghetti, chili, tacos, anything spicy, ketchup.
Soda, Coffee, tea, wine & beer. Beer can help with breast feeding but consult your lactation consultant.
Asparagus, onions, cucumbers, pickles, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, cabbage.
Avoid if possible for 48 hours prior to photo session.
Hunger: Avoid the "Hangry" baby
- Feed the baby immediately before arrival or during hair and makeup here
- Keep a bottle on hand for quick access to food or we will have you nurse
- Bring a "newborn" size pacifier
Dressing your baby:
Dress him/her in something easy to get off. Zip/snap up jammies are great. Once you arrive, baby should be good and sleepy in his car seat. That's a great time to get started! Bring baby into our studio in the car seat.
Soft muted colors are nice, most the portraits are photographed from the waist up. We have a wardrobe selection here for little girls and dresses for Mom. Dad is best dark denim pants or khaki and a coordinating soft shirt or thin sweater.
This day is about capturing and building memories; these tips to keep the day flowing smoothly!
Family by Judy Reinford Photography