People always ask me how I get the babies to cooperate so well during my Newborn sessions so I thought I'd share with you... It's not always that simple. Especially when there are two and/or doing an on location photo shoot like this shoot featured below. Double the work but it's always worth it!!
For those of you who have experienced a newborn portrait session with me know that I have my studio set up in a small space. This makes me able to heat the room easily to around 80 degrees with a small space heater which also creates a humming noise. This keeps baby comfy when all nakie!! Also I use a baby sound machine with a heartbeat sound to remind baby of the womb. But mostly its about patience and keeping a calm demeanor during the session. I feel like newborns can sense frustration and worry. So remaining calm durning these baby freak out moments really helps settle baby back down. And a little pacifier, shhhhing and gentle rock while baby is in place usually does the trick!
Every baby is different and you never know what you are going to get!
I absolutely adore my newborn shoots and creating these pieces of art that will stay in a family heart forever!