I have tried really hard to capture a lot of Tania’s babyhood on camera. We did several fun costume shoots, professional shoots, festival shoots etc etc…but my biggest regret is not doing a newborn shoot.
I had absolutely no idea that there were specialized photographers who did newborn photography until recently, where I happened to meet Premal through a friend. The instant he told me his specialization in newborn photography, I knew I had missed out on something. That’s when it struck me, that all those cute cuddled up baby pictures that we see on Pinterest is the magic of such guys.
These pictures are taken within the first two weeks of the baby’s birth when babies spend majority of their time sleeping and curl up into cute positions like in the womb. The idea is to capture the little feet and clenched fists and the innocent, fresh features which change so rapidly. Only natural light is used to take these pictures, in the comfort of one’s home.
The most important thing about newborn photography is the rapport the photographer shares with the parents and the comfort level with handling babies.
One should plan for this shoot in the 7month of pregnancy itself as that gives enough time to the photographer to understand your preferences and arrange for props accordingly. You can also choose to use these pictures as a part of your baby announcement giveaways. More importantly, once the baby is born, the first few days just pass off in a daze and you will never be able to think of any of this.
A newborn shoot typically lasts for 3-4 hours, and of course a majority of the time goes in feeding, burping, pee-poop etc. 😉
The idea is to capture majority of the pictures when the baby is happily sleeping which gives cutest output.