The baby photoshoot is one niche of photography always full of surprises. Most specially if you are going to be a parent first time in your life. In such precious moments if you get some special tips regarding the photo shoot, then it can help you tremendously. As every photographer has their own specific style when conducting a baby photoshoot, you can expect there to be a few alterations. However, the following are common things you can expect:
A choice between options
Basically baby photoshoot is of two types lifestyle shot and posed/studio shot. Both photo shoots are mind blowing for different reasons as they appeal to different individuals. However, it is very important for you as the client to know what type of photo shoot you intend to do so there will be less chances of unexpected surprises during or after the session.
In the posed/ studio baby photoshoot sessions, it must be conducted within the first 2 weeks of the birth because in first two weeks the baby is normally very sleepy and moldable and you can set them in any position. This makes it possible to pose them very easily with the help of some cozy blankets, hats, headbands and wraps as well.
In the lifestyle baby photo shoot normally photographers capture very natural images of the baby and their home. These natural photo shoots can be conducted for babies up to 6 weeks old.
Most times, baby photography applies the same strategy used for the wedding photographs. Due to the fact that the right lighting, setting and other things need to be in place, test shots need to be taken beforehand. From these test shots you get to explain to the photographer the specific items you would like to feature in the shot or how you want it to be. For example you need some pairs of clothes, some small and big blankets, hats and head bands, back drop stand and clamps, a good fluffy pillow for the posing and some other props to make the photo shot perfect. You can decide if you want to eliminate some items or add some more.
Before, starting the photo session, the photographer ought to make sure that the different poses in their mind can be applied to the baby. This is a precaution to prevent any harm. Also having the shots in mind will save time and the shoot can be concluded before the baby gets fussy. Disturbing the baby too much to make different poses is not a healthy practice let the baby yawn and stretch with the beautiful and sweet movements because it will give very natural themes to the pictures. Unwanted poses during the baby photo shoot can always spoil the mood of babies and it can causes them to cry out and disturb the session.
There are other aspects that may feature in the photo shoot but they are up to the baby photographer to decide. As long as you are aware of the above mentioned trio, then you should be ready to face the photoshoot.