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How to Prepare for a Newborn Photography Session: A Guide for Parents

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

Newborn girl photoshoot

In this post we'll describe how to prepare for a newborn photography session. Welcoming a newborn baby into the world is a momentous occasion that fills our hearts with joy and wonder. Capturing those early days through a newborn photoshoot is a wonderful way to preserve these precious moments forever. In this blog post, we'll explore essential steps that parents can take to prepare for a successful and enjoyable newborn photography session.


How to prepare for a newborn photography session in 6 simple steps:

1. Schedule Early

Timing is crucial when it comes to newborn photography. The ideal window for capturing those curled-up, sleepy poses is within the first two weeks of your baby's life. We recommend booking your session during your pregnancy to secure a spot on our calendar. This allows us to plan and prepare for your baby's arrival.

2. Communicate Your Preferences

Communication is key to ensuring your session meets your expectations. Share your ideas, themes, or specific poses you'd like to include. Discuss any props or sentimental items you'd like to incorporate into the photos. Clear communication helps us tailor the session to your vision, making it more personalised and meaningful. Explore our previous work for some inspiration.

3. Prepare Your Baby

A well-rested and content baby is more likely to cooperate during the session. Follow your baby's regular sleep and feeding routines. Dress your baby in loose-fitting clothes to avoid marks on their delicate skin and allow for easy outfit changes. If you're bottle-feeding, bring extra milk or formula to keep your baby satisfied and happy throughout the shoot.

4. Gather Props and Outfits

Discuss with us whether to provide props or if you should bring your own. Collect any special items you'd like to include, such as blankets, hats, or family heirlooms. These props can add a personal touch and uniqueness to the photos.

Photography studio

5. Create a Comfortable Environment

A warm and serene environment is essential to ensure your baby feels safe and comfortable during the session. We perfectly adjust the room temperature to keep your baby cosy. We keep noise levels down in our studio located in the cobbled streets of church walks ormskirk and unwind whilst we play soft music or white noise to help your baby relax. A relaxed baby makes for a smoother and more enjoyable session.

6. Relax and Trust Your Photographer

On the day of the session, relax and enjoy the moment. We are experienced and know exactly how to safely handle and pose babies. We'll work to soothe any fussiness and capture those priceless moments. Our goal is to create beautiful and timeless images that you'll treasure forever.


In conclusion, preparing for a newborn photography session is a collaborative effort between you and us. By scheduling early, communicating your preferences, preparing your baby, gathering props, creating a comfortable environment, and trusting in your photographer's expertise, you can ensure a successful and memorable session. Embrace these early days, and together, we'll create lasting memories that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime.

We look forward to capturing these beautiful moments with your newborn baby. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out.

We can't wait to create lasting memories with your family!


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