Preparing Your Newborn Baby for a Photoshoot

The season of pregnancy is so exciting! Despite all of its challenges, pregnancy gives you so much to look forward too… including precious photos with your newborn! These are my top three ways to prepare your sweet new babe for their first photoshoot. Plus bonus tips for getting yourself ready. 


Tips for Keeping Baby Happy During Photoshoots 


1. A Full Tummy

Try to get your little one fed about 15-20 minutes before your photographer arrives. We all know things can turn on a dime when your little one wakes up and realizes they are hungry! However, if your babe is suffering from reflux or has a tendency to get uncomfortable after feedings, try not to fill their tummies up toooo much!

2. Keep Things Calm + Soothing

Babies are easily overstimulated, so you want to keep the noise low, and lights dim before your photographer arrives. Soft music in the background can be soothing for both mom and baby.



3. Minimize Outfit Changes

Have your baby down to their diaper, if possible, when your photographer arrives.  They can then swaddle or wrap the baby as soon as they get there and make the most of your time together.  If there is a special outfit you’d like baby to be photographed in, let your photographer know ahead of time!

Husband and wife cuddle close together during their in home newborn photoshoot, holding their newborn in their light, airy, neutral nursery just a few days after they brought their baby home from the hospital


Getting Mama Ready

Mama, you’ve just been through something miraculous yet exhausting, and it can be very tough to get yourself ready for a photoshoot while taking care of baby’s needs. This is a great time to pamper yourself by hiring someone to do your hair and make-up in your own home. You don’t have to worry about leaving the house, and this little pamper session can help you feel a little rejuvenated after the sleepless nights. As an alternative, coordinate with your partner and ask them to help out with the baby while you get yourself ready! This a special experience, and it should also be enjoyable for the whole family.




Looking for newborn photography in Colorado Springs area?

If you’re looking to find a newborn photographer in the Colorado Springs area and love the classic, colorful, timeless style of photography you see here, please reach out! It’s never too soon to have a conversation about your family’s newborn session.



Hello, I’m so happy you’re here! Thank you for considering me to capture your portraits. I’m an award-winning newborn and family photographer based in Colorado Springs. If you are welcoming a new baby, or simply want to document your growing family year after year, I would be honored to work with you!