5 Simple Steps to Prepare For Your Newborn Photoshoot

1. Book in as soon as you can after your 20 week scan. 

It may seem like a long way off, but Newborn Photographers in Manchester get very busy and booked up very fast. The last thing you'll want to be doing when you're sleep deprived and knee deep in nappies is to be calling round photographers seeing who can fit you in! You may have to wait weeks until you can be fit in, and you won't be able to take advantage of our payment plans. 

2. When baby is here, try to get them used to being put down for short periods of time. 

Babies are incredibly hard to put down (I even ended up co-sleeping with my two!) The only issue is, babies that aren't regularly put down, can be harder to settle (though Hannah is quite the whizz at getting a crying baby off to sleep). 

3. Oil baby the day before the photoshoot.

It sounds weird, but babies often have flaky skin when they are a few days old. We recommend giving them a massage with rapeseed oil, coconut oil or olive oil. The result- a super soft baby withe fewer flakes!

4. Feed baby half an hour before the photoshoot.

To make sure baby is super sleepy so we get the best poses for your photos, feed them half an hour before the shoot then top them up when you arrive. Doing this should ensure we can get started as soon as you arrive, so you make the most of your time. 

5. Put baby in Loose Clothing. 

The last thing you want is your photos ruined by strange clothing marks on babies skin. The most frequent issues are with babies wearing socks and babies having their nappies too tight.