HERMITAGE, TENNESSEE CHILDREN’S PHOTOGRAPHER | NEWBORN SESSION SAFETY TIPS

Newborn

February 17, 2022

LET’S TALK NEWBORN SAFETY DURING A NEWBORN SESSION.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO ME IS THE SAFETY OF EVERY NEWBORN THAT I CAPTURE. I AM HANDLING VERY PRECIOUS CARGO & THERE IS NO POSE TOO IMPORANT TO RISK THE SAFETY OF YOUR NEW BUNDLE OF JOY, WITH THAT BEING SAID EVERY POSE CAN AND SHOULD BE DONE SAFELY.

newborn baby in basked in photography studio nashville tennessee

DURING YOUR NEWBORN SESSION YOU WILL NOTICE I ALWAYS CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE BABY, THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT I CAN SAFELY REMOVE MY HANDS. LET’S COVER A FEW MORE THINGS THAT YOUR NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD BE DOING TO ENSUER THE SAFETY OF YOUR SWEET BUNDLE OF JOY.

mom holding newborn baby in photography studio nashville tennessee

  • SCRUB, SCRUB, SCRUB: KEEP THOSE HANDS CLEAN! I MAKE IT A POINT TO WASH OR SANATIZE MY HANDS BETWEEN MOST SETS UPS.

  • WHO HAS THE BABY: AS I MENTIONED ABOVE, I WILL ALWAYS CONFIRM THAT YOU HAVE HANDS ON BABY. WHEN I AM PASSING BABY TO MOM, OR DAD THIS WILL BE THE NUMBER ONE THING YOU HEAR ME SAY! IT IS NOT THAT I DO NOT TRUST YOU, IT IS JUST TO ENSURE WE ARE BOTH AWARE OF OURSELVES AND BABY.

  • EXTRA HANDS: I DO NOT CURRENTLY WORK WITH AN ASSISTANT, HOWEVER IF BABY IS IN A POSITION WHERE THEY COULD MOVE OR FALL, I WILL ASK MOM OR DAD TO COME AND “SPOT” BABY. NEWBORNS A STRONG, THEY GET STARTLED AND CAN EASILY MOVE WHEN YOU ARE LEAST EXPECTING IT.

  • PATIENCE: SOOTHE FIRST, SHOOT AFTER! MY MOTTO IS THAT WE WORK AROUND BABY, AND BABY IS INCAHRGE OF THE TIMELINE OF OUR SESSION. IMAGIANE BEING UPSET, AND THOSE SIGNS WERE IGNORED. REMEMBER TO TAKE BREAKS, NO SPECIFIC POSE IS MORE IMPORANT THAN YOUR BABY BEING CALM, AND HAPPY.

  • POSING: I KNOW PARENTS COME INTO THEIR SESSION WITH HOPES OF A SPECIFIC POSE. IF A POSE IS UNSAFE, OR THE BABY IS NOT HAVING IT I SIMPLY WILL NOT DO IT. THERE IS ALWAYS AN ALTERNATE POSE THAT WE CAN DO, TO ENSURE YOU ARE GETTING EXACTLY WHAT YOU LOVE.

newborn baby in bowl nashville tennessee newborn photographer

  • SIBLINGS: MANY TIMES, THE NEWBORN SESSION IS THE FIRST TIME BIG BROTHER OR SISTER IS HOLDING THEIR SWEET LITTLE SIBLING FOR THE FIRST TIME. EXTRA PRECAUTIONS DURING THESE SETS ARE ALWAYS TAKEN. DEPENDING ON THE AGE OF THE OLDER SIBLING, WILL DEPEND ON THE INITIAL POSE WE GO WITH!

  • ILLNESS: SHOULD YOU RESCHEUDLE IF BABY IS SICK? YES. SHOULD YOU RESCHEDULE IF YOU ARE SICK? YES. WILL I RESCHEUDLE IF I AM SICK? ABSOLUTLEY WITHOUT A DOUBT. HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE MORE IMPORTNAT THAN ANY PHOTOSHOOT. I WILL REACH OUT AS SOON AS I POSSBILY KNOW I SHOULD NOT BE HANDINGING YOUR NEWBORN.

  • LOOSE OBJECTS: I WILL ALWAYS HAVE MY CAMERA STRAP AROUND MY NECK OR WRAPPED AROUND MY WRIST. WHY? THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT IT DOES NOT SLIP OUT OF MY HAND AND ONTO BABY. SAFETY FIRST!

  • STUDIO TEMPERATURE: THERE IS ONE WAY TO ENSURE YOUR BABY IS WARM AND TOASTY DURING THEIR NEWBORN SESSION. I USE MINI HEATERS TO WARM THE SPECIFIC AREAS THAT I AM WORKING IN, HOWEVER IT WILL BE WARM IN MY STUDIO. THIS HELPS KEEP BABY SLEEPY AND COMFORTABLE!

  • CLEANLINESS OF PROPS: ALL PROPS ARE ALWAYS WASHED & CLEANED AFTER USE. THIS INCLUDES OUTFITS, BOWLS & BUCKETS! IF YOUR CHILD IS USING IT, KNOW THAT IT HAS BEEN SANATIZED TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF YOUR LITTLE.

newborn baby sleeping in box, Newborn Hat, Mount Juliet Tennessee

WHEN BOOKING A NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER, REMEMBER THAT YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER SHOULD HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST IN MIND. ASK QUESTIONS & BE SURE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER IS EXPERIENCED IN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY. ALWAYS REMEMBER SAFETY FIRST!

leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


send 

We're looking forward to working with you. Please fill out the contact form or send an email to LydiaLPhotography1@gmail.com
and we will be in touch within 24 hours.

Booking into JUNE 2024

you'll hear from us shortly.

thank you!

In the meantime, have a look around our website to get a feel for who we are and what we offer.