Oh my gosh, what a crazy time we are living in! Being in isolation to protect ourselves from a killer virus sounds like some kind of crazy Sci-Fi film, right!
As strange as it sounds, quarantine, self isolation and social distancing are not words that come to mind when you think about bringing a new baby home. Unfortunately for now this is our new reality, but just remember, it's not forever!
I can't wait to capture your gorgeous new bub when all this craziness is over, but I also know that some of you will still want some keepsakes of this precious stage of your tiny baby's life. After all, they are only this little once right!
I've put together a few tips and tricks that might help you with your own DIY newborn photo shoot.
There are some important things to remember if you are going to have a go...
Your images are not going to look like they would if you had a professional take them, so relax and don't be so hard on yourself
Don't try to achieve the poses that you see a professional do. Often times these photos are not as they seem and are achieved by compositing multiple images together to create the finished image safely. NEVER put your baby at risk!
Keep it simple. Don't go overboard with props and 'things' just your baby and a simple blanket or bed is all you really need.
Don't get stressed. Your baby can sense your tension and that in turn will make them tense and uncomfortable. Take your time and if it's not working, try again later. (one thing we have plenty of right now is time!)
Give baby a warm bath and a nice big feed and make sure the room is nice and warm. If you are using a dummy, make sure you have it nearby, but don't forget to take it out for the photo.
Lastly have fun! If you do give it a go, make sure you send me some of your shots so I can goo and gah over all that newborn goodness I'm missing out on!