– baby photos – newborn photography – newborn – Van Wert Photography – Delphos – Lima – Ohio –
In the excitement of preparing for your baby’s arrival there are so many things to do! Between decorating the nursery, shopping for clothes and all of baby’s needs, doctors appointments, birth and breastfeeding classes, packing for the hospital and more, it’s easy to forget things along the way. One of the things I regret the most is some of the pictures we didn’t take at the hospital. Yes of course we remembered to take the first pictures of baby, getting measured and weighed, his first bath, etc. but there were so many moments that were missed too. So we’ve summed up a few not-to-be-missed moments that you will surely treasure forever. Along with some of our best photo tips for capturing great photographs in your hosptial room.
1. FIRST GLANCES -Those loving first looks at baby are priceless. When you first meet your baby you won’t be able to take your eyes oô of her. Make sure you capture that look, it’s pure magic
2. DON’T FORGET DAD – When baby is born Dad is usually the one running around taking all of the photos. Make sure someone takes some images of dad loving on baby too.
3. MEETING SIBLINGS – There’s nothing sweeter than siblings meeting baby for the first time. When all is fresh and new and exciting make sure to capture those first touches and tender moments. Soon enough enough they’ll be back to their old silly selves fighting for your attention
4. TINY TŒS – Who doesn’t obsess over teeny tiny baby toes? Make sure to photograph them as much as you can. At least if you can stop kissing them!
5. FIRST FAMILY PHOTO – Take a minute and grab your first family photo. Don’t worry if everyone isn’t looking at the camera. The tender and sweet, natural moments are often the most memorable anyway.
6. HOLDING HANDS – Baby’s finger’s gently wrapped around your or around a grandparents finger is one of the sweetest moments. The contrast between young and old, and the bond that will never be broken. Ahhhh….love!
7. GRANDPARENTS – Make sure to have your camera ready when grandma and grandpa come to first meet the new baby. Don’t forget they are brand new grandparents too and they will treasure these memories forever.
8. DETAILS, DETAILS! – The newborn details are so unique. The little tufts of hair, baby’s tiny fist, pouty lips and fingers in her mouth are all details you don’t want to miss. First yawns, funny faces, and stretches are all newborn traits that are so fleeting and will be soon be just a memory
Extra Details – Make sure to capture the details in your hospital room too. Get a shot of the name plaque in the bassinet, gifts and flowers that friends and family sent, the hospital swaddle blanket and beanie and even baby’s pacifier. All are details that will soon be forgotten if not captured.
OUR BEST HOSPITAL PHOTO TIPS:
1. Use the window light. Turn oô the flash on your camera. Position the subject right by the window. Roll the crib right up over under the window. If there is direct sunlight streaming in, place the subject just out of the direct light so that the sun isn’t shining directly on them or pull the curtain or blind a bit to diôuse and create a softer light.
2. Use a low aperture on your camera. If you know how to use your camera on the Aperture Priority or Manual setting, set it to the lowest possible aperture. This will create beautiful soft backgrounds which are less distracting and let the most light in.
3. Don’t worry about posing, swaddle the baby and lay her in the bassinet. Capture all of her unique and delicate features. Don’t forget the stretches and yawns!
4. Remove the clutter from the room or the area you are shooting before you take your photos. This will make a huge diôerence in your images.
5. Get up close and get sweet, intimate connections with your subjects, but don’t forget to step back and take a shot of the entire room. You’ll want to remember the scene later