• 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.
Newborn boy and sister Sherwood Park Alberta