So you just gave birth to a beautiful new baby, or perhaps you are expecting a new child? Either way there is some planning to be done in regards to their first photo shoot. If planned properly you will end up with some great memories of your children that will last a lifetime. The best part is that it will not cost you a lot of money. In fact the entire thing can be planned by you and you can have a friend or family member take the pictures. Below are some tips or ideas to get you started.
Plan the set
Start by planning the different poses for you, your newborn, and the rest of the family. If you are at a loss for ideas you can visit websites like Pinterest for inspiration. You can also plan to take pictures at the hospital before you head home. Of course you will be tired when they are first born so you may want to leave this part to dad. In most of the close up photos you will want to have a solid background. So have a few solid colored sheets set up, that you can lay the baby on to get the right shot. You will also want to make sure that you have enough light in the room for the pictures. The best light is natural light from the windows, but if you don’t have that option use regular lights.
Set up the room
Before the due date when you are busy setting up the room set up your picture site. If you plan to take most of the pictures in your babies room it will be easy to set things up in advance. Your nursery is sure to be set up already and decorated the way you want. Be sure to help with this part so you don’t have to stress yourself moving stuff around.
Pick the outfits
If you had a baby shower you probably have lots of great clothes for the baby. Decide which ones you want to use for the photo shoot and have them all laid out and ready to go. Remember to have several outfits picked out. You never know when you might have to do a quick wardrobe change, if you baby spits up on the new outfit.
When you first come home from the hospital you are going to be tired. So in order to make sure the first photo shoot goes well, you wont be able t o do it alone. Ask a friend or family who is good with taking pictures to take the pictures for you. Tell them the ideas that you have on what types of pictures you want to take. If you got some of the ideas online you can show that to them as well. This way you will get the photos that you really want.