Top Things to Bring with you to your Newborn Photoshoot

22/03/2024

Welcome to Niki Sprekos Photography, where every precious moment of your newborn’s early days is captured with love and expertise.   As an experienced newborn photographer who has been doing this for 14 years I have created an essential list of items to bring with your to your newborn photoshoot.

  1. Makeup Touch-Up Kit: Bringing along a makeup touch-up kit ensures that parents and family members can freshen up if needed throughout the photoshoot. With the camera ready to capture every moment, having your makeup essentials on hand allows you to feel confident and camera-ready, ensuring that every family portrait is picture-perfect.
  2. Snacks and Refreshments: Don’t forget to pack some snacks and refreshments for yourself and family to keep your energy levels up during the session. A well-nourished parent and siblings makes for a happy and relaxed photoshoot experience.
  3. Baby Lotion: A touch of baby lotion can help keep your newborn’s skin soft and moisturised, adding to their natural radiance in front of the camera.
  4. Dummy / Pacifiers: Dummies can be a lifesaver during the photoshoot, helping to soothe your newborn and keep them calm and content while we work our magic behind the lens.  There are moments were some babies become unsettled when moving from pose to pose and not due for a feed.   Providing them a dummy will calm them enough to continue without having to get them up and re-pose them all over again. I have Brand New Sterilised Jollypop Pacifiers that I prefer to use during my session. (these dummies are shaped like a Nipple and adjust to the size of your baby’s mouth.)   And if used you will get to take that one home as well.
  5. Sibling Entertainment: If you’re bringing older siblings along for the photoshoot, consider bringing along some entertainment to keep them engaged and happy while we focus on capturing those precious newborn moments.
  6. Extra Outfits: Accidents happen, and having a few extra outfits on standby ensures we can capture every adorable moment without any interruptions.  This also includes an extra jumpsuit for your newborn as there have been times were they have an explosion in the car and get their clothes dirty.
  7. Diapers and Wipes: Newborns have a knack for surprise moments, so having an ample supply of diapers and wipes on hand is essential for keeping them comfortable throughout the photoshoot.
  8. Comfortable Clothing: Opt for comfortable clothing that allows you to move freely and comfortably as we navigate through different poses and setups during the photoshoot.  Also layer up.  Depending on the time of year that you come if it is winter for example have layers you can take off as the studio is warm as your newborn will only have a wrap on them and requires the studio to be warm.  So having layers allows you to take items off and not overheat as well.
  9. Bribes:  Should little siblings be involved have a backup of something you can incentivise your children with.  If we get the perfect sibling photo you may get a favourite snack, toy, excursion after the session etc.  Get creative!

  10. Hairbrush and Grooming Kit: A gentle hairbrush and grooming kit are handy for tidying up your newborn’s hair and ensuring they look picture-perfect for every shot.
  11. Feeding Supplies: Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, having feeding supplies on hand ensures your newborn stays nourished and happy throughout the session.
  12. Family Heirlooms or Keepsakes: Incorporating family heirlooms or meaningful keepsakes adds depth and nostalgia to your newborn photoshoot, creating connections across generations that will be cherished for years to come.
  13. Patience and Flexibility: Above all, remember to bring along patience and flexibility. Newborns can be unpredictable, and sometimes the best shots come when we least expect them. Trust in the process, and together, we’ll create beautiful memories that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
  14. Excitement and Love: Last but certainly not least, bring along your excitement and love for your newborn. Your genuine joy and affection shine through in every photograph, making your newborn photoshoot with Niki Sprekos Photography a truly unforgettable experience.

STUDIO ESSENTIALS – Niki Sprekos Photography

For your information at Niki Sprekos Photography we will also have the following items on hand should you require any of these items to use:

  • Burb cloths
  • Nappy Change Mat
  • Blankets and swaddles
  • Accessories for newborns such as clothes, hats and headbands
  • Props
  • Soothing Music or White Noise
  • Sanitiser
  • Pacifiers
  • Nappy bags
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Wardrobe for mums and babies
  • Moisturiser
  • Kettle
  • Bottle Warmer
  • Coffee Machine
  • Kids drawing kindle
  • Tissues
  • Breast pads
  • Little Eyes® gentle cleansing eye wipes
  • Cleansing wipes for glasses
  • Bathroom area to use toilet, apply makeup, change into outfit, fix your hair
  • Products to view and touch should you wish to purchase products
  • Experience

With these essentials in tow, you’re all set for your newborn photoshoot with me.

I can’t wait to meet you and your precious little one and capture the magic of this fleeting moment in time.

Let’s create something beautiful together.

See you soon at my home studio!

 

HOW TO BOOK NIKI SPREKOS PHOTOGRAPHY?

So if you want to make a booking with the most professional newborn photographer for your family please get in touch today to make a booking.
It is recommended that newborn photography is done ideally within a baby’s first two weeks. At this time, a baby is typically sleepier and can be photographed in those gorgeous sleepy curly poses. So while you are pregnant, please get in contact with Niki to plan your newborn photoshoot.  For further information please have a look at all my frequently asked questions.
To view past newborn work, please visit my gallery or see more recent work on Instagram and/or Facebook.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Niki Sprekos Photography, nestled in the heart of Malvern East within The City of Stonnington, proudly serves the vibrant metropolitan area of Melbourne, Australia. Our services extend across the inner south-eastern suburbs, including but not limited to Malvern, Glen Iris, Toorak, Armadale, Kooyong, South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, and Caulfield. With our dedication to capturing precious moments, we’re privileged to be a part of these thriving communities, providing professional newborn photography services to families seeking to preserve their most cherished memories.

As Melbourne’s best Professional Newborn Photographer not only serves the vibrant metropolitan area of Melbourne but also extends our services to the surrounding regions, offering professional photography to families in neighbouring suburbs and beyond. Situated in Malvern East, our reach encompasses nearby areas such as Chadstone, Ashburton, Carnegie, Hughesdale, Murrumbeena, Caulfield North, and Caulfield South. Whether you’re located in the heart of the city or in the tranquil outskirts, we’re committed to providing top-notch photography services tailored to your needs, ensuring that your special moments are beautifully captured and preserved for years to come.

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