There are lots of things that I need to do as a Photographer to set up for your newborn photo shoot.
Of course the first thing is to make sure everything is clean, tidy and sanitised.
I then make sure that I have everything close to hand for the duration of the shoot.
When I am dealing with a newborn I don't ever step away and leave them, so I find that a little tray trolly works well as it has different shelves to store things on.
On there I keep my camera, sanitiser, white noise machine, wraps and blankets.
I also have my little stool to sit on as it can take time to settle a newborn baby, and so to protect my back from constantly leaning over I make sure that I am nice and comfortable to be able to settle your baby
Lastly I have the big posing beanbag. This is a soft bag filled with beans (specifically made for newborn photographers) and I cover it with several blanket layers. This is where your baby will be for most of the photo shoot as it allows me to get those super natural, relaxed images that parents come to me for.
I also keep any props close by incase we decide to switch it up a bit and pop baby in a basket for a few more photos - again I only use a small amount of props and they are always natural props that you may have at home, like a woven changing basket or a baby bassinet
Author: Annie Allen
Professional Photographer specialising in maternity, newborn, baby, birthday and family photography
Aldershot Hampshire based (covering Guildford, Farnham, Camberley, Woking, Reading, Basingstoke and Bracknell areas)