Most human beings find comfort and consolation in their homes. Leaving the home can mean wearing a mask for the whole world. This starts at infanthood. Some babies take a little longer to get used to the world and will, therefore, present a challenge when they are removed from the home. In this case, a shoot can be arranged at the home. Most professionals worth engaging are understanding and accommodating of this.
Babes are very simple creatures. They do not know how to manipulate and will therefore only ever fuss for a very specific set of things. However, if this set of things is not satisfied all hell breaks loose. The shoot will be mayhem and everyone will be on edge. The baby should be kept comfortable and happy at all times. Do funny faces and even dance like a maniac. Whatever it takes.
Would it not be nice to have quirky pictures to show off? Like those poses where the baby is swaddled but they seem to be sitting up and looking right at the camera. Or that famous one of that baby in a cabbage. That first baby is not actually sitting up. The latter is not actually in a cabbage. Such is achieved through superb digital skill. Assistants help set up and hold the baby then they are edited out later. If the professional assures the safety of the baby and they are experienced then go for it. That said, there is a nothing wrong with a normal picture of a sleeping infant. It is still breathtaking and memorable.
Remember, this person will be handling heavy equipment around the cute little bundle of vulnerability. There is the need for grace and experience. One should go to extreme lengths to ensure that this person has indeed been involved in numerous baby shoots. That they can handle whatever mishap.That they know not to be too noisy around the bay or to keep the lights too bright.
One might find themselves mesmerized by a particular set of baby pictures from the social media of another person. Go ahead and ask which professional was used. It is not gauche at all. After all the referrals follow through, then one can go around studios asking or look online on social media.
The gut is very important. It is a force that lies deep down within the being. More often than not, the gut is right. If at the initial meeting one does not feel at ease with a particular professional, the relationship should not continue any further. Tension and unease like that can be visible in the pictures and even affect the mood of the baby.
A photo shoot is not worth interrupting the routine of the baby. Plan it around the baby schedule. Leave nap time and meal times intact. A professional in this field would understand this and offer a viable solution if a conflict arises.
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