Having a baby is such a momentous and life-changing moment that never seems to last long enough. Babies grow at a much faster rate than many parents realise. With that in mind, it makes sense that you’d want to capture memories by taking lots of pictures, particularly during those important days, weeks and months following the birth. While you may love taking snaps yourself, it can be good to invest in newborn photography.
Depending on your situation though, you’ll have the choice between attending an actual Los Angeles newborn photography studio or having the photographer out to your home. To help you make the decision, we’ve highlighted some of the major benefits of inviting a photographer to your home.
Babies Need to be Fed Regularly, Regardless of What Adults Are Doing
Babies need food at regular intervals. With newborns, their diet consists solely of milk – either from breastfeeding or a bottle. A lot of important paraphernalia is involved, regardless of which way you feed your baby. Rather than have to pack a bag and go to an unfamiliar place and then try to feed your baby there, when you really need to feel comfortable, it would be much better to have your newborn photography session at home, where everything is within close reach.
Most newborn photography shoots tend to take place around 6 to 14 days after the birth, or at the very least, within your baby’s first month. That is quite early into the recovery period that both mother and child (and dad to a lesser extent) need to recovery from the birth and all it entails. If there were any complications that meant surgery was involved in the birth, or the labour lasted longer than expected or it was just stressful in normal ways, it may be beneficial for the mother and baby to relax and do as little as possible in those first few weeks.
That’s why it can be beneficial to have a Los Angeles newborn photographer visit your home, rather than trying to get you all down to the local studio.
Family at Ease
Not everyone likes having their photograph taken. Even more so, many find it hard having their photograph taken if they don’t feel at ease. What better way to ensure that the whole family feels at ease, than if you have the photography session for your newborn baby from the comfort of your own home, where everyone can feel comfortable and at ease. The more relaxed you all feel, the better the images will be.
Scenes and Backdrops that are More Meaningful
Perhaps the biggest benefit of having newborn photography sessions at home is that this is where most of your life and its many events take place. Having photographs taken in a random studio may produce the most technically proficient photographs. However, having familiar settings, such as the family living, room, your newborn’s bedroom, your master bedroom and even your garden as the backdrop can help give the images a stronger and deeper meaning.