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  • Writer's pictureMadhu Niranjan

Essentials you need to take with you in a baby photoshoot

Being a parent is one of the most special feelings for most people around the world. Everything is so fascinating to watch. The first smile, the first step and the first word, everything is cherished for life. Most parents go for a baby photoshoot for their kids so that they can immortalize the memories forever. But a baby photoshoot is not the easiest task. Since children can be moody, whiny and bored easily. Therefore it takes a village to get that photoshoot done rightly. There are many things that you need to take care of while doing a baby photoshoot. For example the props and reflectors. In this blog, we will talk about the essential things that you should take with you during a hot photoshoot.

Top essentials to take during a baby photoshoot

One of the first things that you need to take care of when doing a baby photoshoot is that the process should be extremely simple and comfortable for the kids. The parents should also have a good time with their kids. This means keeping the children happy and comfortable. So here we go with the list-:

  1. Reflectors- Well, this is not something specifically related to baby photography but reflectors are very important in a baby photoshoot. There may be times when natural light is not good or present. These reflectors come in handy. As babies can get irritated by the on-camera flashes very easily. Good and warm reflectors are a good choice.

  2. Pacifiers- This is especially for very young kids. They need something to pacify them when they feel cranky. A pacifier can help them feel at ease. You can get pacifiers at good prices at any online store or even in the markets.

  3. Swaddle blankets- Swaddle blankets look extremely beautiful in a photoshoot. There are various swaddle blankets designed by different brands for your baby. Especially children below 6 months of age should be swaddled properly as they feel comfortable and warm.

  4. Toys- Babies can get bored easily. A toddler has a very restless energy and can create huge problems while a photoshoot. In that case, you can always bring some toys for them to play with and spend their time when bored.

  5. Props- Props are something that elevates your process. Some photographers provide you with the props. If not, you can certainly carry some with you. A prop will always help in elevating the beauty of the pictures.

  6. Diapers and tissues- Well, thIs goes without saying that babies are fussy and messy. Within a two-hour photoshoot, you may need to change their diapers or wipe their mouths a gazillion times. So it's safe to carry these small things with you.

  7. Accessories - You can always accessorise your children to get more beautiful photos. Like a bonnet, hat or bowtie. These simple things can decorate your baby photography.

  8. Snacks - Snacks are a must. Your baby can get hungry during the photo shoot. If your baby is below six months then you need to get his or her milk ready. So a little bit of snacks is a must in a baby photoshoot.

  9. Pillows and couch- If you are doing the photoshoot at your home, then you may not have to worry about these things. Most studios provide you with comfortable couches and beds for babies. If not, you can always arrange it.

  10. Television - This is not essentially related to photography but certainly related to keeping the boredom out. For example, older siblings can spend their time watching tv programs etc.

So these were some of the essentials that you need to take with you in a baby photoshoot. There can be many others depending on the situation, baby and parents. Just remember that the most important thing in a baby photoshoot is to keep the baby happy and comfortable. And the rest will go smoothly.


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