For parents who are just venturing into the world of having a baby to take care of, this can be an exciting experience. However, for those who already have kids and have been through the novelty of having new one, this experience is no less important but more fulfilling. As a result of the feelings of having a little being totally dependent on them, parents feel the urge to document these moments.
The need to document these moments is what eventually propels parents into trying out the idea of taking photographs. The idea of photographs leads them into seeing the merit of having a professional photographer cover the shoot. Getting the services of a professional photographer in turn brings forth the notion of having a baby photoshoot.
The process of planning a baby photoshoot can be left up to the photographer while all the parent has to do is choose the best photographer to handle the task. The planning process of the shoot can also be left up to the photographer after the right person has been selected. Regardless of whichever party gets to plan the shoot, one thing that must be understood is that it is bound to be full of surprises.
During the course of the baby photo shoot, precious moments are bound to occur. The status of the parent whether first timer or old timer will also dictate the reaction the parents have to these special moments. However, this also depends on the specific style the photographer uses to conduct the shoot.
Lifestyle vs Posed
Basically baby photo shoot is of two types lifestyle shot and posed/studio shot and both photo shots are mind blowing for different reasons. However, unless the parent hands over the responsibility of choosing which style to go for the photographer, then the photographer is meant to ask for the input of the parents. In the case where the parents have no idea of which one they prefer, then the photographer is meant to help in making a decision by providing explanation and advice regarding the different shot styles.
If the photographer gains the input of the parent, it eliminates the problem of conflict of opinion. However, if the choice is also left to the photographer, then the responsibility of the pictures not being up to par is on the parents as they did not make a choice when they were meant to. In any situation, a professional photographer must be able to live up to the skills they proclaim/
Type of Photo shoot
It is very important to acknowledge the client that what type of photo shot you intend to do so there will be very less chances of un-expected surprises during or after the session. In the posed/ studio baby photo shot sessions must be conducted within the first 2 weeks of the birth because in first two weeks baby is normally very sleepy and moldable and you can set any position and pose very easily with the help of some cozy blankets, hats, headbands and wraps as well. In the lifestyle baby photo shot normally photographers capture very natural images of the baby and their home. These natural photo shots can be conducted up to 6 weeks old.