Safety First: The Importance of an Experienced Newborn Photographer

 

Safety First: The Importance of an Experienced Newborn Photographer

 

Capturing those precious moments in the early life of a newborn is a valuable experience for parents. Moreover, a newborn shoot offers a lasting memory of those first days full of tenderness and love.
However, in the midst of all the cuteness and creative compositions, there is one aspect that should always be paramount: baby's safety.
As an experienced newborn photographer, I am always aware that every moment of the shoot must be approached with extreme care. First of all, there is the preparation. Before I even pick up a camera, I make sure the environment is safe for the baby. No sharp edges, no risk of falling - everything is carefully checked.
During the shoot, a parent is always present, within arm's reach, at arm's length from the baby, but discreet enough to keep the focus on the baby. Furthermore, this is also reassuring for parents to know they are there, ready to step in if needed.
When posing the baby, safety is paramount. Every little detail is carefully considered. Not only supporting the baby's body while taking the perfect photo, but also using composite shots to create the dream images parents dream of, everything is done with the baby's well-being in mind.
An example is the "dreamcatcher" pose, where it appears as if the baby is floating above the ground. In reality, the baby is safely supported by a chair and a parent sitting next to it. Thus, the end result is stunning, but never at the expense of the baby's safety. 

 
There is also the famous "Froggy" pose, where the baby rests his head in his hands. While this may look simple at first glance, it requires a careful approach and skill to make the pose safe. Using composite photography, the end result becomes stunning while keeping the baby safe at all times.
 

Ayline Froggy pose with support head
Ayline Froggy pose with support hands
Ayline Composite Froggy pose
Ayline composite photo Froggy on bed
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Marilou Dreamcatcher empty without chair and with dog in it
Marilou Dreamcatcher with baby with chair
Marilou Dreamcatcher composite with baby and dog
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Finally, as a photographer, I have also taken a baby first aid course, including CPR training. While I hope to never have to use these skills, it gives me and the parents peace of mind to know that I am prepared for any eventuality.
So when choosing a newborn photographer, it is important to consider not only their artistic skills, but also their dedication to your baby's safety. Because when it comes to capturing those precious moments, nothing is more important than your little one's well-being.
 

Margeaux Froggy pose with support head
Margeaux Froggy pose with support hands
Margeaux Composite Froggy pose
Margeaux composite photo Froggy on swing
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Tobias dreamcatcher empty, with little brother
Tobias dreamcatcher with baby, chair underneath and without brother
Tobias dreamcatcher composite with baby and brother, without chair
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