For parents, having a little one to take care of might be scary at first but the feeling that comes from having a little one dependent on you is unparalleled. As the child grows, the little moments you share with them, the cute smiles, precious laughs all begin to dwindle as they become more self-dependent. Although there is no way to stop the growth process of a baby, there is one thing you can do and that is capture those moments to freeze them in time.
Therefore, one thing every parent should try doing so as to never lose memories of when their children were little is to have a baby photoshoot. Now, for a first timer a photoshoot might be something you are not used to so take a look below at what to prepare:
You can have a consultation with a professional photographer on the type of pictures you want to get taken and the background you want to use. However, the responsibility of getting clothes for the baby photoshoot falls on the parents. Depending on the diversity of the pictures and the number of shots you want taken come prepared with at least a set of 5 change of clothes. Doing this puts you on the safe side especially if your baby soils one.
Before a photoshoot, make sure you get your baby fed. Hungry babies can cause a ruckus and this can eat into the amount of time the photographer has set aside for the shoot. Also, feeding them prior to the shoot gets them in a good mood as their tummies are already full and they would be more willing to engage in the shots.
As a precaution, also prepare a bottle to take along with you to the shoot for convenience sake since babies are also known for their unpredictable nature. Your child can get hungry at anytime and you do not want a crying baby at a photoshoot.
A well-rested baby gives way to an active baby. Before heading to the baby photoshoot, make sure your baby has had a nap or adequate rest so that they do not feel grumpy or restless during the shoot. You want your baby to be in a good mood and partake as much as possible in making the pictures beautiful so ensure they get adequate rest.
Do not schedule a shoot for your child around their nap time as this can be courting disaster.
For most babies, being in a strange environment will take some getting used to. To make them feel more secure in a new setting, the best thing to do would be to have them be surrounded by familiar things. What is more familiar to a baby than the toys they play with? Therefore, when heading for a shoot, make sure your child’s favorite toys are already packed and ready to go with you.
Also, having the toys present at the photoshoot can be convenient as they can serve as props to get beautiful pictures.