When I photograph newborns my sessions are not short. I usually like to keep them in the 2 hour to 2.5 hour range. Though this seems long I am not taking photographs that entire time. Newborns take patience. They need to stop and feed, they need a little cuddle and sometimes, just sometimes, they don't cooperate. I ask all my Mommies to prep their baby before coming to see me. What I mean by that is, I ask them to hold off on feeding their little ones for a couple of hours before our session as well as give them a nice warm bath. What this does is not only get them nice a cozy, it helps to remove any little bit of skin that may show up on the photograph, please note that peeling skin is completely normal and expected this simply minimizes it. I then have my Mommies come in to my studio about 15 minutes early, there we take our newborns out (at this point I look at them as part my baby ;)), get them nice and naked, wrap them up and feed them. This is pure heaven to newborns and most of them fall asleep right away!
Sometimes though, no matter how hard you try, a newborn just won't fall asleep for you, BUT, that doesn't mean you don't get amazing photographs from these sessions.
Love, LOCPS xoxox
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