Schedules are everything in planning out a baby photography shoot.
The timeline of the shoot is important. The timing aka the baby’s age is very important as well. Everything needs to align perfectly if you want to have the best and the most favorable of situations during a baby photo shoot and this is the type of thing that you will need to understand accordingly and in the best ways possible. Most of the strategizing of the schedule for the baby photo shoot will have to come from your end as a parent and as a client at the same time. Some baby photographers will brief you about this whereas some will not and this is why you should be armed with at least the basics so that you don’t end up missing out on anything when it all comes down to it.
Give yourself around 2 hours or more to map out the prep work needed for the baby photography shoot.
We all know how impossibly dragging it is to prepare for a photo shoot. Imagine adding a baby in on the equation. It will have you running back and forth because you forgot to bring along one or two of the essentials needed by the baby. Needless to say, thinking and moving ahead of time is always the smart way to go. Pack up and prepare at least 2 hours ahead of time so that you don’t have to rush through anything. If there is anything that babies don’t want, it would have to be the aspect of being rushed. You need to go through it in a leisurely pace so as not to make the baby feel rushed or pressured. Arriving at the set early will also help the baby feel acclimated to the location before he gets photographed so try to keep that in mind as well when you are prepping up for the photo shoot.
Timing is everything.
Timing is also important in chasing after natural light for the baby photography shoot that you are planning out at the end of the day. as you may know, the golden hours of natural light are shortly after the sun rises and then just a little bit of time before the sun sets. This is tricky because it’s not just you who is chasing after this particular amount of time but also the baby. Most times, parents don’t even go after this because they just opt for artificial lighting in the photographer’s studio. This is fine as well but you have to know right off the bat that nothing quite beats the beauty and the flattering effects of golden natural light all across the board. Another thing that you will have to time the right way is ensuring that the baby will turn out to be in quite a good mood during the time of the photo shoot. Make sure that the baby has been fed well and that he has been bathed and feeling fresh and comfortable all throughout the time he is there.