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5 tips on how to take photos of your newborn baby at home




There is NOTHING more exciting and nerve-raking than bring a new baby home. Those first few days are a blur of naps and feeding and you can't believe how much that tiny baby is changing before your eyes. I think pretty much most parents out there take hundreds photos of their newborn, capturing those first cuddles, visits and super cute expressions that only babies can make. You may be opting to book in with a pro photographer but sometimes if's that's just not an option whether it's due to Lock-down or you actually just want to take your own photos, here are my 5 TOP TIPS to help you out.



1. KEEP IT SIMPLE



Don't overload yourself with lots of ideas. Simple is really beautiful and easy to achieve.

Your newborns safety is your number one priority so please do not attempt any highly posed positions as these are often achieved by taking composite photos (putting together different photos and editing out bits) Newborn photographers should be trained in newborn safety and have the knowledge to safely pose a baby in various positions.


2. FIND THE LIGHT



Light is THE most important thing. You need to find a large window or glass door that has no direct sunlight coming through, overcast days are the best! You'll see in the above behind-the-scene photos that I've popped a sheer curtain up to defuse (soften) the light further but this is a "nice to have" option.

Make sure to turn off any overhead/inside lights, you won't be needing those!


The easiest way to light baby is to have the light coming in from the side (as shown by the below photos) or even slightly down baby's temple towards its toes.




3. PREPARE YOURSELF AND TAKE YOUR TIME