Little Miss Ryan was a sleeper….. We never saw her eyes, except for a few minutes at the end of the session. What a dream to photograph. But…. This isn’t always the case. What happens if your sweet baby decides its party time when you arrive at the studio?
“I never got those sleeping newborn photos done of my babies (even though I wanted to) because I really didn’t believe that they would stay asleep for them”
Well, first off. They will! A combination of tricks of the trade, patience and preparation is the key! A portion of my training is soothing, but I rarely use it. I prepare instead, so I don’t need too. I prepare the parents, I prepare my studio, I prepare my assistant and YOU prepare your baby. Parents receive a lot of communication prior to the session to plan for the shoot, you are the foundation of a successful session. From how to get your baby sleepy to picking the items used in your images. Sometimes they really just need to be awake for a bit. So we wait… patiently, we cuddle and admire then, while we wait we get some shots of that sweet awake little face! Soon enough with some baby whispering magic they are off to dream land in no time.
Open Shutter Photography is Chatham-Kent Ontario’s premier newborn photographer who also specializes in maternity, family, child, baby and wedding photography. Service areas include but are not limited to South-Western Ontario.