There comes a time in every baby’s life when they will crawl in front of the camera. Parents love seeing their little ones shine in front of the camera at a baby photography studio shoot. Not only is it adorable, but the photos themselves provide lasting memories for you and your family.
We want you to get the most out of your baby photography studio session. That’s why we’ve created this checklist to get your little one ready for their first professional photo shoot.
1. Understand Your Child’s Limitations
Depending on how young your child is, we always recommend that parents be understanding. Infants are still very young, so it is hard for them to pay attention, especially in a brand new setting. Don’t be frustrated if they won’t look at the camera, or if they fidget and move about – this is normal.
Here at David Amoils Photography, we do things a little differently. We take the time to get to know your child before their photo shoot. That way they feel comfortable with us when the camera rolls. Our baby photography studio is designed to provide you with lasting memories, so we always put in the effort to make that happen in the best way possible.
2. Decide Who Will Participate
Everyone wants to be a part of the photo shoot. We welcome you and/or your infant’s siblings taking part. However, be organized and discuss your action plan with your photographer. You only have so much time before your infant will get tired, cranky, and need a break. It’s important that you don’t overwhelm the child as it will make it difficult to take the photos you want.
3. Discuss Your Theme
You need to discuss your photo shoot with your baby photography studio if you are planning to focus on a specific theme.
If you do select a specific theme, see what accessories you will need to provide and which ones the studio already has.
4. Schedule the Shoot After Naptime
Most babies can be pretty cranky until after they’ve had their morning or afternoon nap. We always recommend that you schedule the photo shoot for after your infant’s nap time.
This will ensure they are well rested and ready for a stimulating experience like a photo shoot. Don’t forget, your infant will be placed directly in the spotlight, and that can be a tiring experience.
5. Bring Their Favorite Toy
Some babies are naturals and love the camera. Others may find it scary and become upset. It’s important that you bring something that you know will make your baby smile. Maybe it’s their favorite teddy, doll, or a toy car they love playing with.
Bringing their favorite toys will guarantee that you can get their attention and help them smile if they become upset.
6. Most Importantly – Be Patient
Baby photography takes time. Photo shoots rarely go according to plan. Parents need to be patient and ready to adapt to the needs of their infant.
While you may have set plans and your own vision for each shoot, we promise that your baby will look cute in any photo David takes.
David Amoils Photography | We Specialize in Baby & Newborn Photography | | Toronto and the GTA
Are you ready to schedule your baby or newborn for their first photo shoot at our professional photography studio? We have over 25 years of experience, the best equipment and lighting in the industry, and we take the time to get to know your baby.
Baby and newborn photo shoots are a special time, and we’d love to book you in for a session at our studio. We have been creating treasured memories for families in Toronto and the GTA for over two decades, and we love what we do.
- David invented The Original Cake Smash 25 years ago. Just ask, and you’ll want to try one too!
- Get your baby photographed in one of the few remaining full-service photography studios in the GTA.
- Check out our portfolio. You’ll love our work!