3 Details you might not have thought of when booking an in-home newborn session.
Congrats on booking your in-home newborn session. Now that you booked your in-home newborn session it’s time to prepare your home (still looking for a photographer? reach out for some more info). Here are three helpful details to think about in preparation for your newborn session.
Finding Beautiful Lighting
Beautiful lighting is what makes a photograph great. Now depending on what kind of photographer you booked (natural vs artificial light) this may apply to you. For those of you who booked a natural light photographer these tips will come in handy.
Open all the blinds/curtains in your house. Pay attention to how the light flows through each room during the day and figure out which room has the best lighting. It is best to take photos throughout the day to help identify the best room and lighting time for the session. Take photos at 10am, 12pm, and 2pm this will help give you and your photographer an idea of when to best schedule the session.
If your house doesn’t get any good lighting this is something that you need to tell your photographer. Speaking from experience I have done a few newborn sessions in the doorway and outside (weather permitting) in the backyard to be able to capture the best lighting. This is definitely a good option.
Creating a Photographic Space
Your home is beautiful, however; sometimes what translates well in real life doesn’t come across well in photos. In some cases your photographer might ask to move the coffee table or other furniture that could be distracting in the image. Here are a few things to consider.
Have bedside tables free from clutter.
Make your bed.
Clean up living room area. Remove toys or other things you don’t want in the photos.
Toasty Newborn Environment
Babies love to be warm, cozy and sleepy! But really who doesn’t like to be cozy? During your in-home newborn session everyone will get a little toasty. It is best to keep the environment warm so your baby will stay nice and comfortable. Keep this in mind when getting dressed, especially if you plan on being in the images. Talk to your photographer. Ask if the family photos or the solo newborn photos will be taken first. If the family photos will be taken second, then it might be best to change into your outfit just before it’s time for the photos. Looking for more session tip? Check out these tips dedicated to the moms.
Atlanta Maternity, newborn and family photographer
Booking an in-home newborn session
I'm, Caitlin Miranda! Atlanta, GA professional Maternity, Newborn and Family Photographer. Welcome to my blog where I share all about my little photography world; including tips , tricks and new sessions. Thank you for being here!