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Morgan City, Louisiana Newborn Photographer | Preparing for a Newborn Photo Session
Tips to Help Your Newborn’s Session go Smoothly
Before you arrive to your newborn photography session it is important to follow the prep guide your photographer has provided to you. The prep guide helps ensure a successful newborn photo session with your precious new baby at Melinda Gilmore Photography in Morgan City, Louisiana.
Traveling to the studio
About 45 mins to an hour prior to the session try to keep baby awake and alert as best you can via stimulation & playtime (baths work great).Let your baby fall asleep in the car on the way to the studio in Morgan City, Louisiana.If at all possible, try and feed baby about 20 to 30 mins prior to the session time.
If baby is bottle fed please bring extra bottles of baby formula. If breast feeding, please try to avoid eating the following foods 24 hours prior to the session as it may upset baby’s tummy: spicy or gassy food (such as broccoli, beans etc), heavy dairy, caffeine, and chocolate.
Dressing baby for the session
Please dress baby in a button or zip up sleeper (no onesies underneath) so that it is easier to undress them without disturbing them from sleep. Avoid putting hats on them for the car ride as it can create creases on their forehead which can be hard to edit out.
Items to bring to the session
The following are things that can be brought to the session: extra bottles, wipes, receiving blankets, gripe water/oval drops (if your baby is gassy), and a pacifier. Even if your baby hasn’t taken a pacifier it is still a good idea to bring one as this could make or break your session. The goal is to help keep baby happy and calm during your session and is only used if assistance is needed to capture certain poses and won’t create any habit forming behaviour.
We know this may be a lot to ask of you to do before the session but in order to ensure your baby stays asleep and calm during the session it is best to follow the prep guide as best you can. If you ever have any questions about how to prep your newborn don’t hesitate to reach out to your photographer.