Olivier’s first photo session was too much fun! We were lucky to have Super Kimagery as our newborn photographer. She was professional, talented and really connected with our little one.
Here was the whole process… We started looking for a photographer a few months before the baby was born. We browsed through numerous portfolio sites to get ideas and inspirations. When we saw Kim’s work with babies and fluffy bear hats, we were convinced. After a few email exchanges, we booked with her for Olie’s big debut.
During the day of the shoot, Kim showed up at our apartment with all her equipment and props ready to go. She found a well lit spot by the window and started setting up. When she was ready to shoot, all I had to do was hand over the baby. We giggled so much as we watched her put Olivier into all of these adorable poses.
Here are 5 things I found really interesting about our experience:
- For newborn photography, you should capture the baby within 10 days of birth to avoid peeling and blemishes. At 7 days, Olie was already peeling so Kim had to apply her magical filter to smooth some of it out.
- Baby photographers should come prepared to your home! I was a bit worried about having to bring a brand new baby to a studio, luckily Kim was packed and ready to take action at our home.
- Props provided by photographer is washed and cleaned after every session. Especially when your newborn’s immune system is just at its early development, you don’t want them to catch anything funky.
- The heat trick works wonders. When you keep the baby really warm, they stay asleep throughout the entire session. This means bring out the heater and blow dryer! However, anything longer than a photo shoot is probably not recommended.
- Some poses are really hard to do so don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t happen. I really wanted Olie to do “the frog” but he was just too young to support his back.