basic newborn guide
PHOTOGRAPHING YOUR NEWBORN IS A NEED?
Congratulations! If you know that you are expecting a baby or even a twins. It is definitely a precious moments in your lifetime, is it? While you are still carrying your little precious in your womb, you may wanna to start to think about keeping some important moments especially within the 14 days period after your newborn/newborns' birth? Yeah, many newborns will only stay this little, will quickly outgrown and look totally different from initial stage about a week later. Typically, ChicChug's newborn sessions take place when the babies are between five and fourteen days old: still soft, squishy and malleable. Due to a newborn’s development, this window is the best time to capture those amazing images.
Every parent may feel how difficult it is to do it by themselves because no matter how much photography experience some may already might have, the fact is: babies are cute, but they are in no way easy models for you to pose them like us, the newborn professionals photographers, is it?
This is exactly the reason why you should leave that job to a professional: so you can just relax and enjoy your bundle of joy while the professional photographers do all the work about preserving your most precious memories.
However, the successful photo shoot requires know-how preparation, and guidance. Most importantly, being in safety aspects, cleanliness and patience are the key to a newborn photography session too.
THE BEST TIME PHOTOGRAPHY PERIOD FOR YOUR NEWBORN SESSION!
The first important question is when should the session take part. And also firstly, do kindly ask yourself whether you want the photos of the baby asleep or calm awakening mood.
Generally, the newborn sessions should be done early within their first 14 days. Around 8 days old, most babies tend to start stretching out so it can be more difficult to get them into those cute, sleeping or let alone, those calm awakening poses. Over ChicChug's years in this field, there are many different encounters especially on today's generation alpha babies, some preferred to stay nosey awake and calm or nosey awake and not calm but some may get fussy and even touchy easily before or during the pose styling. Where some just stayed calm and slept through out the sessions.
At times, it still depend on the babies' inherent behaviours and also situations on the day of the photography sessions. And do bear in mind, the babies are not in their usual stationary sleeping poses + mood at the states of the newborn photography sessions. Most parents understand and some do not .... ☺️ But it is ok, ChicChug will patiently to complete the sessions within the stated hours at the babies' comfort poses.