Infant photography has become ultimately popular in the US and UK. It is currently one of the most desired fields in the photography industry. Many professional photographers have decided to get into new born photography and learn how to take photos of babies. They find this field fun, interesting yet challenging given the fact that the subjects are normally non-responsive and still young to be given instructions.
Parents expect professional photographers like you to take wonderful shots of their babies without harming them. They give you their trust and confidence for they believe in you and your capacity so you should not disappoint them. You should be able to communicate with them well and assure them that your number one priority is the safety of the baby, followed by producing great baby photos.
If you are new to infant photography, you need to gain the necessary skills in photographing babies and learn the safety tips in handling them. You should know that in infant photography, there are certain tips and rules that a photographer should know or set on their own in order to have a safe and successful photo session.
Never leave or turn your back on the baby
During the photo shoot, always keep your eyes on the baby or have someone do so when you’re doing something else for the shoot. Leaving a baby even for several second is dangerous for the baby might suddenly fall or get hurt with certain props. If shooting with another sibling, make sure that the sibling won’t be too playful and unintentionally bump or harm the baby.
Have someone assist you
Getting an assistant to help you prepare for the shoot as well as stay close to the baby during the photo shoot is a good move. This will ensure that your subject remains safe even when you elevate them on a bean bag or position them in a box or basket. There is someone who is ready to catch them in case they stumble or fall.
Your assistant or the parent can also carry the baby in some poses with their hand slightly visible in the picture which you can later remove or edit using Photoshop.
Know the comfortable poses
There are infants who are too sensitive and easily get uncomfortable with some poses. This makes choosing the right poses critical. You need to know what poses can possibly make a baby comfortable or not. Select the poses based on the infant’s age (in months) and be picky when it comes to the props that are suitable for the baby
Use freshly laundered blankets and safe props
Be aware if the baby is allergic to a particular fabric so you can avoid using it. Always make sure also that your blankets and props are all clean, dirt-free and free from pointed objects. Check each one before using.
If you need help with baby poses, you can get ideas from www.dulcebabyphotography.com