Newborn babies are usually clicked within the first two weeks of birth. But infants that small are fragile. You can try endless creative poses with them. At the same time, you have to make sure that each one of their pose is safe and appropriate for the picture. So, here we have combined a few tips on how you can pose a newborn for his/her first professional pictures.
Sleepy baby, safe baby
One of the best ways of capturing the innocence of your newborn is to have them captured while they are asleep. This guarantees two advantages. One, you don’t have to worry about posing your younger ones. Secondly, you can have them clicked under safer circumstances. But no matter what, have a spotter. If your photographer has an assistant, have them within arms reach of the baby. Otherwise, stand close the baby and concentrate your attention on him/her. If you are worried about your little one’s safety, you can have your hands in the photos as well. Photographers can work out angles with parent’s hand in the shot.
Something to Hold Onto
Since newborn babies are mostly clicked when they are sleeping, special attention must be paid to the fabric on which they sleep. Pose them in a variety of ways on soft and light fabrics or have teddy styled, flurry fabrics beneath them. Add contrasting or complementing colors after consulting with your photographer.
The Hip Pose
Newborns look adorable when cuddled up. So, you can try the hip pose. Keep them compact, with their small buttocks accentuated rather than their bodies posed long and strung out. Make sure that their face is shown. Since babies are naturally gorgeous, you don’t necessarily have to attempt that latest pose you saw on the internet. At the same time, you should make sure that they don’t sink a bit into the blanket, fabric or poser. So, keep their hand or arm close the cheek, which will lift their tiny faces and se padding or positioned to ensure that your baby’s face isn’t obstructed.
Gently straighten out your child’s little fingers so that they don’t appear to be tight little fists. Also, the best way to pose a newborn for the camera is to pose uphill, with their heads to be on the top. For the best shot, avoid posing babies with their noses up in front of the shooting angle. Instead, tuck their chin with some support. If that is not possible, ask the photographer to raise or lower their camera angle accordingly.
You don’t want your little one to feel embarrassed when s/he looks at their images. So, protect your baby’s modesty. Make sure that they don’t have their privates on display. Keep the baby gender neutral by posing them with one leg over the other or their feet, hands covering everything. Use a clothing wrap if required.
Try these simple posing tips while posing your newborn for professional pictures.