Even though photographers are not going to be able to visit clients in the hospital after baby’s arrival, with these tips you can still get great photos. I can’t take Fresh48 photographs for now but I’d like to share some tips to help you document your baby’s first hours.
Tip 1. Look for the light. If your room has a window, open the blinds and let the light shine in. Turn off the overhead lights. These types of lights aren’t very flattering and can cast shadows.
Tip 2. Consider the angle and where you’re standing. Take some photos from above looking down on baby. This perspective can showcase baby’s tiny size.
Tip 3. Capture the details that will bring back memories of this time. The hospital swaddle blanket, the tiny hat, the patient anklet, and the bassinet. These will help to tell the story of your first hours with baby.
Tip 4. Watch the background.Usually hospital rooms are tiny and you will have lots of stuff. I recommend removing the clutter before taking photos. You’re in a tiny room so just stack stuff and put it behind the curtain to make do.
Tip 5. Focus on the details. Close ups, baby in comparison to parent’s hands, those tiny toes, and connections between parent and baby.
While we are all doing what we can during this stressful time to keep people safe, I hope that these tips will help you get great photos of your newborn baby. If you have any questions, please ask!