Although I strongly recommend getting a professional session when bubs is 2 weeks or under, this doesn’t mean you’re not going to want some sweet photos of your bubs during all the other weeks! Here are 5 tips to really do help!
RULE NUMBER ONE though - Do NOT attempt any of the ‘pinterest’ poses you may have seen online. This includes placing babies in buckets, bowls and more.
As a professional, I have spent over ten thousand dollars on learning newborn posing and SAFETY.
This was AFTER I became a mother - so please believe me - for the safety of your baby - do not pose them using poses you’ve seen on the internet. These poses are for professionally trained newborn photographers only.
HOW TO GET THE SMILES!
Here’s the thing, no - we don’t have some super secret way to get smiles out of your baby. What we DO know is when they are most likely to be smiling.
Babies smile in the first few weeks as a reflex and this reflex comes out during the first stage of sleep.
Almost all newborn baby smiles come out during this time, so be prepared as you are putting your baby down and they start to hit that very light sleepy stage, where their eyes roll back sometimes or they have funny little facial expressions.
This is when the smiles happen.
Most parents miss this because they put their baby down to sleep then walk out of the room - so if you want baby smiles, this is the time to get it!