The arrival of your baby is an exciting time for you and your family. You’ve probably made a lot of preparations so far, from decorating the nursery to stocking up on diapers and bottles. Setting up a photo shoot for your newborn is an often overlooked part of this important planning, but it’s an invaluable way to mark such a joyous occasion. Here’s why you should schedule one as soon as you know your due date:
Blink and you’ll miss it! It’s no exaggeration when people say the first year goes by fast. Just within the first month, your little one’s appearance will change, he or she will become more alert, experience a growth spurt, try to lift their head, and even start focusing on your face more, according to WhatToExpect.com. Through newborn photography, we can capture those special fleeting moments right from the beginning; the sleepy smiles, yawns, smirks, and other new facial expressions your child will make. You will have many opportunities to take photos of your child as he or she grows up, but you will always treasure the investment you made in memorializing these very first weeks.
The professional photos from your newborn’s session will be the perfect images to share when you introduce your new addition to the world. You will also have several pictures to choose from, which gives you the chance to customize the announcements in as many ways as you want, create photo keepsakes to send out to friends and family, or even make a digital album for people to access online. Loved ones who are far away will also appreciate being able to see pictures of your child as a newborn.
For the first two weeks after birth, your infant will still love being in an adorable scrunched-up fetal position. He or she will also be incredibly flexible during this period. As Parenting.com points out, he or she will actually be born with more bones than adults have. Until they start fusing together over time, there is pliable cartilage in between those bones. That’s how we photographers are able to get babies into beautiful safe poses for the portraits. Beyond the first two weeks, though, their bones and muscles start strengthening and they’ll stretch out more, which makes getting babies into poses impossible. The window of time for these photos is very small.
Smart phones and digital cameras have made it a lot easier for everyone to take pictures. So, lots of parents think they will be able to snap their child often while he or she is a newborn, but with the whirlwind of having a new baby around, you’d be surprised by how hard it is to get high-quality, creative photos on your own. Getting the right shots requires patience, a trained eye, and always having the camera ready, so it’s okay to let someone else do it for you. With a single custom newborn photography session, a professional photographer can get those breathtaking pictures of many precious moments. We are skilled in the specialty of newborn photography, so we know what type of cameras, setup and lighting to use to not only get the best variety of shots, but also keep a serene environment for your sleeping infant. We will have the time to review and edit the many pictures we take, too, which most people with new babies can’t do.
These photo shoots are also a great experience for the parents. You’ll get to create a unique session based on a theme or style that’s special to you. During the shoot you will also have the opportunity to see the work in progress, so that we get it right.
Is there a sight more heartwarming and peaceful than a sleeping baby? It’s definitely a moment worth commemorating, especially because before you know it, your child will start spending more time awake. At the early newborn stage, he or she will be sleeping heavily and deeply, which works really well for portraits.
An Experience for You and Your Family That You Won’t Forget
Here at NYC based Staci Brennan Photography, we have the expertise and years of experience shooting newborns in beautiful styles, while maintaining their safety and comfort at all times. These are once-in-a-lifetime custom photos that you will cherish forever. We can’t wait to meet you!