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Welcome to all new mums and dads! We know that the arrival of a newborn baby is one of the most exciting and tender moments you can experience. Who can resist those sparkling eyes and tiny hands? At Nicoleta Lupu Agency we want to help you capture your little one's best moments in a photo shoot, so that you can relive those moments full of love and emotion over and over again. So, if you want to know which are the best moments to immortalise the tenderness of your newborn, keep reading, we assure you that you will love them! Visit our section on family photography, baptisms and communions if you're thinking of hiring a photographer 😊

Capture the tender moments: Tips for photographing a newborn at its best

Capture the tender moments: Tips for photographing a newborn at its best

Best moments to capture your newborn's tenderness in a photo session

When it comes to photographing a newborn, it's important to choose the right moment. Here are some of the best moments to capture your baby's tenderness in a photo shoot:

  • In the first 14 days of life: During this time, newborns tend to sleep more and be more relaxed, making it easier to capture tender and calm images.
  • After a feeding: When babies are well fed, they are calmer and happier, which translates into better photos.
  • After a bath: Babies are often more relaxed and comfortable after a bath, which can also be a good time to take photos.

Tips for getting the best photos of your newborn baby

Here are some tips to help you get the best photos of your newborn:

  • Use natural light: Natural light is best for photographing babies, as it is soft and does not cause harsh shadows.
  • Use a simple background: A simple, undistracted background is ideal for focusing attention on the baby.
  • Create a calm environment: A calm and relaxed environment will help make the baby more comfortable and make it easier to capture natural and tender photos.
  • Use props: Props can be a great way to add a personal and unique touch to baby photos.
  • Work with a professional: If you are unsure about taking photos of your newborn, consider working with a professional photographer who has experience photographing babies.
Common mistakes when photographing a newborn baby Tips on how to avoid them
No patience Take your time and wait until the baby is comfortable and ready to take pictures.
Not enough light Make sure you have enough natural light or use adequate artificial lighting.
Failure to prepare the environment adequately Make sure you have a simple background and a calm environment for the baby to be comfortable.
Not having the right equipment Make sure you have a suitable camera and the necessary accessories to take high quality photos.

With these tips, you will be able to capture the most tender moments of your newborn in a photo shoot. Remember, patience and preparation are key to getting beautiful, natural photos of your baby.

Essential tips for a beautiful newborn photo shoot.

Essential tips for a beautiful photo shoot with newborns

  • Plan the session in advance: It is important that you have everything prepared for the photo session with your newborn.

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    From the lighting to the backgrounds and props you will use.
  • Choose the right location: Ideally, the session should take place in a quiet and warm place. You can use a room at home or in the photo studio.
  • Prepare the baby: Before the session it is important that the baby is well fed and comfortable. It is recommended that the session takes place in the first two weeks of the baby's life.
  • Create a relaxed atmosphere: The session should be a calm and pleasant time for the baby. Use soft music and speak in a calm voice to make the baby feel safe and at ease.
  • Use props: Use props such as blankets, hats, headbands, toys and pillows to make the session more interesting and creative.
  • Adequate lighting: Use natural light or soft light to illuminate the baby. Avoid bright, direct light that can be uncomfortable for the baby.
  • Don't force poses: It is important that the baby is comfortable at all times. Don't force poses and let the baby move naturally.
  • Work with an assistant: If possible, work with an assistant who can help you hold the baby and attach accessories.
  • Photo editing: Once the session is over, it is important that you edit the photos to make them look even more beautiful. Use photo editing software such as Photoshop or Lightroom to adjust colour, contrast and sharpness.
Best moments to capture your newborn's tenderness in a photo session Explanation
During the siesta The baby will be calmer during the nap and it will be easier to take photos without the baby moving.
After lunch The baby will be more relaxed after feeding and it is a good time to take photos.
Between 5 and 10 days old In this period of time the baby will be more asleep and it will be easier to take pictures. In addition, the baby will still be in the foetal position and will look more tender.
In the arms of parents Photos with the parents are very emotional and a good moment to capture the connection between them and the baby.
With accessories and costumes Props and costumes can make the session more fun and creative.

Capturing your newborn's first moments of life is a memory that will last forever. There is nothing more tender than seeing that little face with its eyes closed and gently sleeping. Whether in bed, in a basket or on a professional photography set, these moments are precious and unique - no matter when you decide to do the photo shoot, make sure you capture all the tenderness of your baby!

Nicoleta Lupu

Nicoleta Lupu

I am Nicoleta Lupu, professional photographer, specialised in corporate and artistic black and white photography. My work has been awarded with international prizes and recognitions 😊.