What we bring to an on-location baby and newborn photography session
Baby & Newborn photography is so much fun. We get to spend 3 hours or more with your newborn baby and it’s truly amazing to capture the pureness a baby has at the first days of their life. As time goes by, you will be very glad you captured these precious moments.
On the other hand Newborn photography session can be really challenging and difficult. Not only for the newborn photographers, but also for the parents specially if they don’t know what they are going to expect.
It’s totally natural. Babies are going to cry, get fussy, make lots of mess (pee, poop and spit up) but by allowing time for getting them settled and being patient in a peaceful atmosphere, the result will always going to be amazing.
Here are some of the equipment and newborn baby props we set up and bring for an on-location newborn photography session. The picture and information provided can be a good source to answer a lot of your questions.
The Lighting, technical Equipment and our set-up at clients home
1: studio lighting – Light stand + flash + softbox
Basically our newborn photography sessions are a combination of natural and studio lighting depends on the home windows and space. But in most cases we use the professional studio lighting to have a better quality and to provide lighting special effects. We cannot really rely on the available light in our client’s home. To have the best newborn photography result is to avoid flat and poor lighting.
The Newborn Posing Pod is the leading beanbag prop for newborn photographers. It’s the platform which we pose baby on
3: Blankets and Backdrops
Our style is to use neutral colors as backdrops and blankets. Depending on baby gender and the skin color we choose the best fabric. However all the clients value what we choose for them, but we always ask them if you have any color preference or special request. We bring variety of props and backdrops and we use as many as them depending on the newborn baby cooperation and the time.
Posing babies in baskets and buckets always have adorable results. We use at least one or 2 basket set-up depending on baby situation and time.
Safety is our first priority and in any risky position there are always supporting hands behind the scene that support babies head and body also to avoid getting capsized. We consider that in every basket and bucket set-up.
5: Hair bows, headbands and baby hats:
The props that we use for newborn baby girls and boys are all hand made by Jafar and Nasim, the newborn photographer team that you have chosen. Making the props by ourselves help to have them unique, according to our photography style.
6: baby wraps and cloths:
Our magic baby wrap bag is full of different colors of baby wraps and cloths from neutral to saturate. We also ask your opinions and your color preference to set-up the scene
7: Wipe, paper towel and hand sanitizer
Wipe and paper towel are very essential and handy items to have for a newborn photography session for cleaning baby when the pee or poo. We also bring the hand sanitizer and use it frequently during a newborn photography to sanitize our hands although the first thing we do before touching the baby is to wash our hands.
This lovely device that all the newborn babies love it so much is a great equipment. We use white noise to comfort the babies.
Our white noise maker has different sounds and it’s almost on for the whole session. White noise is one of the many tools we use to soothe the newborn baby during a photography session.
Don’t worry if your house or the room is not warm enough. As in most of the photos the babies are going to be naked, we bring and use heater that helps keep them nice and warm.