Working with a newborn baby means that you are working with one of the most fragile creatures on earth. They are still very prone to any kinds of dangers and are still unable to fend or protect themselves.
For a Calgary newborn photography session to happen without a problem, avoid doing the don’ts that are listed here! If you have already decided to become a photographer for newborn babies, check out http://dulcebabyphotography.com/ for more inspiration!
Don’t use fragrance and other allergenic materials
These kinds of things are dangerous and easily exposed to children. Whenever you are about to buy a new decoration or prop, always check the label and understand the materials of what it is made of.
Don’t hold baby before washing your hands
The hygienic environment is important. That includes having people who are holding the babies in clean and healthy condition. Wash your hands with the 20-second rule before holding a baby.
Use antiseptic hand sanitizer and, again, with no fragrance.
Don’t play with your phone during the session
There are two main reasons for this. The first one is because you’ll look unprofessional if you let yourself occupied with other things while working. The phone can be let on, but should only be attended if an urgent situation is involved.
The second reason is that a phone is dirty and potentially full of germs. We don’t realize how many times we hold our phones and in various conditions, we still play with them. After eating, in the toilet, when cooking, when it fell on the ground, and so on. These are conditions that can lead to millions of bacteria swarming on your phone.
Don’t forget your hand sanitizer
Always good to have one ready by your side. If the baby poop, pee, or when you have to touch dirty things, such as your phone, hand sanitizer will save the day.
Don’t force positions
Getting the newborn baby to be positioned in a certain way may appear challenging. If it does not work, move on. Try out other positions that will work with the baby. Use available props or have an assistant, or the parents, to help hold the baby.
Don’t turn on the aircon
Unless it is extremely hot. Babies enjoy warm temperature and as much as possible, keep the room nice and cozy. This is also due to the fact that the baby will be naked half to most of the time. It is for the sake of easier moving process.
Don’t compromise on safety
Whenever you see that something is not safe, or the safety of the baby is compromised, do not proceed. Whatever pose, props, or cute bean bag it is, always understand how they work first.
The same thing applies to when buying blankets with unknown materials.
Don’t use newly bought products
Always wash them first. You don’t know what kind of germs, dust, or anything that has gotten on the stuff you bought from the factory to your house. The safest route is to have it cleaned first before used.
Don’t be inflexible
You know that due date is never 100% accurate. It might miss, and when it does, it means that you and your client have to reschedule. Knowing this, let them know that you allow a few days, preferably one week before and after the due date, to choose their appointment date for a Calgary newborn photography session.