Book during pregnancy.
This is the best time for you to book a newborn baby photography shoot because it will give you the advantage of thinking ahead and getting ahead of the game when it all comes down to it. You have to understand the fact that newborn baby photographers, especially the really good ones, can turn out to be celebrities in their own rights. They are pretty big and pretty well reputed in the areas that they are in and you might have a hard time booking a photo session if you leave things off until they get a little too late at the end of the day.
Booking while you are pregnant is the best way to go and this is what you ought to do something about as much as possible. You have to think ahead of the game in order for you to properly nail the scheduling of your newborn baby photography session down to a T so try to remember or keep this in mind as much as possible in order for you to have everything that you could possibly need worked out at some point or so.
Relish the sponge baths.
Babies have a lot of dry skin. They tend to shed a lot and they tend to have a growth spurt every now and then. Giving the baby a gentle sponge bath to help slough off the dead skin will work to your utmost advantage so make sure that you get this looked into and figured out when it all comes down to it. Take it slow. This is why you ought to do this ahead of time as much as possible. You can’t rush through the entire thing because you might have a heavier hand than usual and you will not be able to do much about this after the fact. Sponge baths will also make sure that the baby will be comfortable and feeling cool while you are at it.
Ready milk should keep you steady.
Babies tend to get hungry all the time and you need to have the milk ready just in case they get cranky during the shoot. Whether you are breastfeeding or feeding the baby with formula milk, you can get them prepped in advance. Warm milk is the best way to go but regular milk will work just fine too. Oh, and make sure that you don’t forget to make the baby burp. This is to ensure that things don’t end up being messy during the baby photography session.
Be ready to play an active role.
You need to know right off the bat that your role as a parent in this newborn baby photography shoot that you are planning out is something that is extremely important. Your baby photographer will have a need for you. You know your baby best and you know how to handle him accordingly at some point or so. You need to be alert and to come prepared enough to take care of anything that might come up at any point in time.