Capturing those first memories of your new baby is essential. Newborns change a lot within no time. It’s at around four months when babies master tummy time and can push up and elevate their heads. They develop significantly with some features changing. At this age, they also start learning more facial responses and expressions.
Newborn portraiture is a take on portrait photography. Only the subjects are typically less than two weeks old.
We’re often asked “When or What’s The Best Age For Baby Photos?”. We have the complete guide for you here:
The Age Matters
The age of the babies can sometimes make a difference in what type of poses you are able to position them in and whether they will like it or not. The age of the baby can dictate how the session will run.
Five to Twelve Days Milestones:
Typically, we schedule all newborn sessions between five and twelve days after birth. These photo shoot are done in a home environment with nature lighting (safe light for babies). Although we will schedule newborns at any age, I strongly encourage parents to schedule sessions when babies are at least under two weeks of age. At this age, they are more likely to stay asleep longer and it’s that tiny and precious moment that we love to see when they have all grown up.
Tips: Usually have their feeding schedules set to at least every two hours.
Full Moon Milestones:
The full moon celebration is a joyous occasion to officially ‘show off’ mother and baby to the world at large, and mark the beginning of the child’s life in the community. Symbolic rituals would also be carried out to ensure that the child would enjoy good health, happiness, and success in life. Some of these traditions have been passed down through the years and continue to be observed today. Friends and family give Full moon present to the child, gifts or red packet to celebrate this milestone to remember.
Tips: Usually we have a quieter room or space for this session before your full moon party starts.
100 Days Milestones:
If you’re swamped with the bundle of joy from friends and families and challenging to keep up with five to twelve days of baby photo shoot session, don’t miss the 100 Days Milestones. It’s never too late to embark on the new phase of your parenthood life. At this age, you can bring your baby outdoor for amazing nature and scenic backdrop in Singapore.
Tips: It would be great if you can bring some things that are memorable to your family, as well as your child’s favourite toy.
120-150 Days Milestones:
Tummy time! At about 4-5 months of age most babies are able to push up on their arms and hold their heads up steadily, perfect for eye contact with the camera. This stage is a great time to capture those early gummy smiles and the beautiful eyes that light up when they see their parents. Babies that are around four-five months old have mostly found their feet, so be sure to include that in your plan of action.
Full 1 Year Milestones:
The big milestone of the first year (or soon after) is probably a child taking his or her first steps. It is also when baby has new shiny white teeth and is having a transformation from babyhood to toddlerhood. We’ve also heard some cultures of celebrating baby first year from the time you conceive and is a very special time to preserve the memories for you and your family.
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It’s important to capture every milestone, from the time they first hold up their little head to speaking the first word. These moments aren’t just exciting and fun; they also mark and give you clues of your baby’s development.
If you are longing to hold onto those memories of your children as they blossom over the years, this is a way to bundle that joy in one place. The Baby Milestones Collections allow you to book multiple sessions at a discounted price over an extended period of time. As a whole you will witness your child grow, change and mature over the years in a magical way.
Taking great pictures of your sweetie is a snap so long as you hire Professional Photographer.
What to expect
We will discuss your vision for and collaborate our ideas to create a custom experience just for your little one. Feel free to bring desired outfits, props or other items you would like to incorporate into your baby milestone session.
For babies below 90 days, we’ll suggest the mini session to be done in a home environment, Outdoors locations are wonderful for baby age above 90 days and families who love themselves to be in the portrait photographs too. However, babies are unable to regulate their own body temperature until approximately three to six months of age. Therefore, you have the option to have your session to be done in your home space.
Safety Tips for Photographing Newborns
Baby safety should always be your top priority! We are making sure that we are taking every precaution to keep the baby safe at all times. Here some safety guidelines for everyone involved in the photo shoot:
- Remove all jewelry, including rings, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces.
- Make sure your nails are filed smoothly to avoid scratching the baby.
- Sanitize your hands constantly throughout the session—not just once but continuously.
- NEVER leave the baby unattended!
- Keep the baby comfortable. When posing babies, if they don’t like the pose, move on to another one. Never force a pose!
- Be careful and make sure it’s not too cold or too hot for the baby.
At times we have parents requesting poses and/or props of which we don’t feel it’s safe for the baby and so we won’t use it. We always think about safety first in any photo shoot.
Disclaimer: We do not do stretch wrap photo shoot nor curl baby up for newborn photography. We discourage such photo-shoot as it is bad for the blood circulation for the baby especially to hold the position for a long period of time. We’re aware of baby’s reflexes and prefer natural positions when doing photo shoot.
How do I book a session?
We would love to capture your growing family and new baby moments. You can whatsapp at +65 8749 3850 or use our contact page to chat about the details. Newborn Photography Sessions are best held within the first 2 weeks from birth, and Mummy & Baby portrait sessions are typically within the first month after the baby is born.
If you have any style you would like us to capture for you, feel free to let us know.
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