Safety and newborn sessions: all you need to know

Safety and Newborn Sessions: All You Need to Know

Welcoming a newborn into the world is a momentous occasion, often marked by capturing those first precious moments through photography. Newborn sessions are a wonderful way to create lasting memories, but ensuring the safety and comfort of the baby is paramount. Here, we delve into essential tips and guidelines to ensure a safe and successful newborn photography session.

Choosing the Right Photographer

The first step in ensuring a safe newborn session is selecting the right photographer. Look for a professional who specializes in newborn photography and has extensive experience handling infants. A reputable photographer will have knowledge of safe posing techniques and the ability to create a soothing environment. Checking reviews, viewing portfolios, and having a preliminary discussion about their safety protocols can provide peace of mind. If you choose Bella Daly Photography, you can be sure that safety is the first priority. Bella Daly is trained in safe newborn posing by leading UK photographers, holds first aid certification, and is fully insured. Bella Daly is committed to ensuring that every session is conducted with the utmost care for your baby’s wellbeing.

Safe Posing and Props

Safety should never be compromised for the sake of a perfect shot. Your photographer should always ensure that the baby’s head and neck are adequately supported. Many popular poses are actually composites, where the baby is safely supported at all times, and the final image is created through digital editing. You’ll be right by your baby’s side throughout the entire session, and you’re encouraged to be hands-on as well. The photographer will guide you on how to safely support and soothe your little one during the photos. Your comfort and peace of mind are just as important as your baby’s safety.

Creating a Comfortable Environment

The environment plays a crucial role in a safe and successful newborn session. The room should be warm, ideally around 26 degrees Celsius, to keep the baby comfortable, as newborns can easily become cold. White noise machines can help keep the baby calm and asleep during the session. When you work with Bella Daly Photography, you can trust that these important details are carefully managed to create a serene and safe setting for your newborn.

With these safety measures in place, you can have peace of mind knowing your newborn photo session will be a positive, worry-free experience. Your baby’s wellbeing is the top priority, and you can trust that they will be in caring, capable hands. I look forward to capturing your precious bundle of joy in a safe, comfortable setting. Remember, the well-being of your baby is the most important aspect of any photography session.

Composite image – A photo of the dog combined with another photo of the twins, with the parents' supporting hands edited out.