We all see those sweet sleepy newborn photos and here you are with a wide awake newborn wondering how in the world is she going to pose my baby in those sleepy , squishy poses??
Please don't worry! Most babies do spend a part of the session awake and this is a great opportunity to get great awake shots!
Baby's personality can really show through in the photos and most of the time these end up being some of my favorites from the session!
To ensure we do get those sweet sleepy images, I send a prep guide with tips for the morning of the session, I have the studio warm and cozy and the session is baby led. This means I always make sure we address anything baby needs to keep them comfortable and relaxed . There is always enough time for snuggles and feeding breaks. ❤️
Swaddling baby is a great way to have them feel warm and safe and usually within minutes baby is sound asleep and we can move on to some unwrapped poses as well.
Feeding breaks are also a great time to snap some photos of baby's adorable siblings!
And when baby has a full belly, is swaddled and happy , we have to get some of them all together of course! 🥰
Every baby is different , some may be awake at the beginning of the session , others tend to be awake throughout the session and make us work a little bit extra for it 😉 and others sleep all the way through the session! ( These are called unicorn babies and are always welcome in the studio 😂 ) But in the end we always capture beautiful images of your little one. So if you are worried that your newest arrival won't "cooperate " for their photo session , please don't be , even though they may be small, they have big personalities and as long as we make sure they are comfortable and happy they will do amazing. ♥️