Schedule based on your expected delivery date.
The thing about baby photography, especially when there are newborns involved is that it can be really tricky for the parents to schedule accordingly. Think about the reality that you have at hand. You are trying to book a professional in the baby photography while the baby is still in the womb. Although your doctor will be able to give you something that is well worth looking into in terms of the delivery date of the baby, you cannot really know for sure that the baby will come in on time every step of the way. It will be the most strategic for you to book the photo session not on a specific date but based on a tentative delivery date instead. A professional baby photographer will be able to clear his itinerary a week before and a week after the delivery date. This is the common practice in baby photography and something that you should also be taking into account at all points. Make it a point to consider this when you are booking your professional baby photographer. This can make quite an impact on the accuracy of the date of your photo shoot or photo session at the end of the day. This is something that you should keep at the back of your mind at all times as much as possible.
Keep the baby warm at all times.
You need to know for sure that the baby is well comforted and kept warm all the time during the day of the photo shoot. The baby is usually photographed in the nude and this might leave him feeling a little cold and a little uncomfortable. This is the type of thing that you can actually do something about as a parent who will be present there during the photo shoot. Keep him warm by cuddling up with him and by swaddling him in clothes or blankets when you are in between shoots. A comfortable baby can really make quite a difference to the kind of baby photos that you are trying to take so make sure that you don’t forget to keep your baby comfortable all the time.
Have your supplies ready.
Babies are quite demanding in such a way wherein they require a lot of supplies. Have the baby’s milk ready, whether you are breastfeeding him or whether you are feeding him formula. Make sure as well that you are prepared for any messes that he may take during the time of the photo shoot. Have some toys to help hold his attention and to keep him entertained as well so that you are prepared for anything that can possibly come along when it all comes down to it.
Your role in the photo shoot is important.
As a parent, you are going to need to be there all throughout the time that the photo shoot is in place. You know your baby best and you can really help him out a lot when you are mapping out the details of your photo shoot.