Have Patience – Babies are unpredictable and anything can happen, from screaming to pooping and everything in between. Make sure you set aside plenty of time to get the job done.
Feed baby – Make sure the baby is well fed, and make sure there’s plenty of milk or formula on hand in case baby wants more.
Warmth – Baby’s comfort is key, so be sure the space is kept warm through the process. If you’re not sweating and pealing off layers of clothing, then the baby isn’t warm enough.
Lighting – I love using natural lighting, so having access to large windows is preferable
White Noise – Because it’s so soothing, using white noise (from a machine or phone app) is a wonderful tool to help keep baby calm.
Recognize it’s a tough job. There’s only a two-week window to safely pose a newborn baby. This is a moment in time you will never be able to get back. To properly capture this once-in-a-lifetime experience, it’s recommended that new parents hire a professional newborn photographer.