The truth behind a baby Photo shoot!
26th May 2016
Everyone ‘ohs and ahhs’ over the beautiful images of newborn babies. The sweet sleeping curled up baby pictures that Newborn photography is becoming well known for! But the reality of getting those sleeping pictures is so very different from what you may believe.
Meet Archie, just 8 days old when he visited me for his first official photo shoot and within the first 10 minutes i had to change into another set of clothing as he felt the need to piddle whilst nestled in my lap. Its times like that which make me thankful that my studio is at home and i can pop indoors and change my clothing.
When you book a newborn photoshoot with Slice of Life Photography I send you out a Pdf document of what to expect and how to prepare for your session. One of the points is to bring a change of clothing for baby and yourselves. How many parents actually bring clothing for them? The truth is very few! And as Archies parents found out I suggest it for a very good reason! Who wants to see the behind the scenes of this beautiful family Photo?
So after Archie’s initial accident on me he settled into a nice deep sleep and I worked with him for an hour and a half to get the beautiful images his mummy and daddy now proudly display in their home. Towards the end of the session Archie began to stir and was too awake for curled up sleepy poses, so we moved on the the planned parent family photographs, Archie on the other hand felt differently and had clearly had enough of being a model for the day. His beautifully Mummy followed my instruction and got into position, I placed Archie into her Arms and added Dad to the shot! Just has i have finished adjusting my lights and am ready to begin taking the shots, Archie decides it’s time to deliver!!!
I keep a large stock of towels and cloths in my studio for mopping up accidents and boy did we need them, after cleaning up Mummy, Archie and Me (again) we attempted to get a lovely family photograph 3 more times before we captured what we wanted without further incident. How Mummy managed to not get any yellow poop on her white top is beyond me.
So my message to all you mummies that worry that your baby will poop, wee or even be sick on their photographer, don’t worry, it is part of what we expect and we are prepared for all eventualities! And when Archie looks at that family photograph when he is older, his Dad will no doubt tell him the story behind it and the amusing memories we created.
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Slice of Life Photography
The purpose built garden photography studio near Spalding, Lincolnshire is easily accessible from Peterborough, Stamford, Bourne, Boston, and Kings Lynn