Babies & Newborn (c) Ilan Wittenberg Composite Sets
New born babies are adorable! Most parents book the photo shoot to when their baby is only a few days old. Your new baby is so cute when they are mostly asleep and we can carefully pose them to create your family legacy. The studio is very sophisticated and all lights are hanging on rails from above. I heat my Auckland studio so your baby is comfortable even without lots of clothes. A hair band for girls and a beany for boys is sometimes all the props that are needed to create a precious portrait. You are welcome to feed your baby in the Wow Photography studio as I generally allow 2 or more hours for all the setup and we do want your baby to sleep. I also have a range of baskets and covers in the studio and usually ask that you bring a teddy bear and a soft, thick, plain blanket that your baby can lie on.Your baby will grow very fast and will change dramatically during the fist few weeks of his or her life so call me early to schedule the most suitable time – ideally in the first three weeks.Newborns are very good models as they sleep most of the time. Your baby is usually very relaxed and calm which allows for more creative photography. However, your baby is likely to wake up during the session and that allows me to capture some images of your chile looking straight at the camera as well. Babies are best photographed nude - I usually heat the studio so we all feel comfortable. I like to allow a about an hour for the newborn shoots so that there is plenty of time for your baby to be fed. I appreciate the trust you give me when bringing your baby on one of your first outings and will keep the session relaxed and fun.Photographing babies requires of patience and skill. Up to a certain age babies are relatively stationary i.e. they remain in their parents hands, or a certain spot. The challenge then is to get their attention when they are in a happy mood and capture their portrait when they are at their best. I will be ready to capture the best photographs from the word go in order to get those precious smiles. Another fun challenge is to get you the parent to trust me to attract your child's attention during a family portrait. The best portraits however, are when your eyes connect naturally with true and unconditional love.Grown up babies who run a round the studio can be fun to capture. Fortunately, Wow Photography studio is child safe: all lights are hung from the ceiling and no stands to stumble around their tiny feet. In addition all power cables are up high so they cannot accidentally touch them.The best images of babies are candid ones when they are busy playing around and naturally content. Please bring their favourite toys and be sure to choose a time when they are fully awake and after their meal. I find that having one parent or a sibling standing right behind me helps in getting their attention to look at the camera. However, outstanding images can be taken when babies are looking away from the camera with lots of intent, curiosity and pure happiness.