Babies are adorable with their soft almost satin like skin, their big round tiny bellies. Even the flaky fingers and tiny toes. Each and every square centimetre of a newborn child is absolute perfection. And everyone especially the baby’s parents know this which is why they hire professional photographers to capture their child’s perfection in that stage that is the brand new child’s life.
The photographers in this profession consider it an honour that they have been chosen to capture a miracle with their cameras. The photographers who work in this specialised niche of newborn photography truly have one of the best jobs in the entire planet as they get to spend hours and hours of time posing, snuggling and pouring love in newborn babies which often are just a very few days or weeks old. Newborn children photographers capture such a fleeting time with their camera. They provide parents with memories that they will treasure till the end of their days.
The photo shoot itself also becomes a fond memory, revisited each time they view the photographs of their precious newborns, and hence an important job which the photographer must complete is creating a safe and loving environment.
One of the major safety considerations for newborn photographyis the need to respect the person you are capturing through the lens of your camera. A large part of the photographer’s job is ensuring that people have the right look or the right pose so that the photograph turns out all right and so that the clients are satisfied. This means fixing the positions, flyaway hairs and poses in short. While the general rule is to always ask before moving the clients around, this cannot be done with newborn children as while it is impossible to get any form of permission or forbid, their parents often implicitly provide it by trusting us with their child. This however does not exempt the newborn from the basic respect shown to all other clients
However, one cannot always ask the mother and father every time the photographer each time a placement needs to be made by tilting the head of the child, or repositioning the feet of the child. However, constant communication is also a very important responsibility of the photographer. The photographer should explain to the client what to expect from a newborn child’s photography session. The beginning pose, which pose it will be transitioning to, any safety considerations for newborn photography caused by these, etc. Through this, the professional communicates that he respects the newborn and has his best interests at heart and understands his responsibility.