Would you look at this pair of brothers? How adorable are they? One of the biggest thrills I get as an Atlanta newborn photographer is taking pictures of adorable babies and their equally adorable siblings. As siblings get to know each other, their relationship will change and solidify. But in these early days, there is just something so sweet and special about the budding relationship between them. And I love capturing that in photos their parents will treasure forever.
This was baby Timothy’s newborn session, but I couldn’t help myself when it came to this picture of his big brother. Look at those eyes and that smile!
Including parents and siblings in your Atlanta newborn photography session is no problem. Just let me know when you schedule your session and we’ll get those photos out of the way first thing. This allows one parent to take the siblings to grab some lunch or play at the park while I finish up the newborn photos in a quiet, warm studio that helps keep your newborn sleepy and relaxed. It also allows you more time to get comfortable with me before I begin handling your newborn to pose them for their photos.
I typically schedule Atlanta newborn photographer sessions for weekday mornings between 10 am and 1 pm. If you’re wondering how we get the traditional sleeping, curled up newborn photos, I do have a few tips that will help.
First, try keeping baby awake for a couple of hours prior to the session. The longer you keep them awake, the more tired they’ll be when it’s time for the session. This means they’ll fall asleep and be more likely to stay asleep, making it easier to pose them.
You can also feed them and change their diaper right before the session. The combo of a full belly, clean diaper, and being tired is a perfect storm to ensure your little one drifts right off.
And if they don’t? That’s okay! If your baby decides that picture day means they should be awake and alert, we can make that work too. Trust me, you’ll still get incredible photos that you’ll always cherish.
Most newborn sessions take around 2-3 hours as we move on baby’s schedule rather than our own. If your little one needs a diaper change, a feeding, or just a few snuggles from Mom or Dad, that’s okay. We’ll take a break and allow your baby to settle down again before resuming the session.
You don’t need to bring anything other than the baby and any of their necessities. I’ve got outfits and props that we’ll use, but if you have an outfit or prop that has meaning for you or your family, feel free to bring it. I’ll make sure it gets in the photos.
Ready to schedule your Atlanta newborn photographer? Contact me and let’s get your session booked!