Why All First-Time Parents Should Have a Newborn Photo Shoot

Congratulations on the arrival of your new bundle of joy! If you’ve been on the fence about investing in a newborn photo shoot, these photos may just change your mind.

If you’re worried about the hassle of a photo shoot, there are a few things you can do to make the whole process easier. Ensure that your newborn is comfortable and that you capture more of your everyday life by finding a photographer willing to shoot in your home. Also, try to schedule within the first two weeks after birth. They’re only little for so long, plus during this time the baby is still sleepy and less prone to fussing about being put in poses. How sweet!

Of course we all love classic posed pictures of baby, but if that’s not your style taking more candid shots can really bring the moments to life.

It goes without saying that you’ll want photos of your new little one, but make sure to get photos that capture the parents’ love for the baby too. And for each other!

In the spirit of capturing everything during this exciting time, consider photographing the nursery. After all, a photo is worth a thousand words.

Once you’re all done, show everyone by turning your beautiful shots into birth announcements or even home décor you can use to dress up the nursery!

Photos courtesy of Janae Shields Photography