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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Charleston Newborn Photographer Newborn posing safety

I have had quite a few people ask me how I get newborns into some of the cute and difficult looking poses I do. So I thought I would do a post on newborn safety! Anyone working with newborns or children in general should be very concerned with safety. It is NEVER worth a cute shot to put a baby in danger and if your photographer does anything you are uncomfortable with please speak up. All difficult shots should be done as a composite with someone's hand on the baby at all times. For instance the photo below.




I had mom helping me the entire time and the baby always had a hand on him for this pose. 
The same with this next shot. This pose, the froggy pose, has become very popular and can be difficult to do.  Mom assisted me with this pose and I only attempt this pose with babies that are being very compliant in their sessions, sleeping well and easy to pose. I would never force this pose and it is not a pose all babies can be put into.



Another example of the froggy pose with daddy's help.



Even with older babies it is important to be safe. This little lady is not sitting up yet by herself so Mom's hand was on her at all times. 



Even fairly simple looking poses like this one can require composites. I always make sure either myself or mom or dad are near by during my sessions and have an eye on the baby at all times. Newborns can easily move or jerk and shift around and I would much rather be safe than sorry. It is important when looking to book your newborn session that you make sure your photographer is practicing safe newborn posing and has been trained on proper technique.  



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16 comments :

  1. always love seeing posts on baby safety

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  2. Dang girl, I don't know how you do it!? I love this post on safety for newborn photography!

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  3. Super cute images and great safety tips!

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  4. These are awesome, thanks for the tips. I need to try a composite for my next newborn shoot.

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  5. This is so well done! Newborn and Child Safety is #1 when it comes to photos.

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  6. Great job! I love seeing blogs about how these poses are really done!

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  7. Very informative. I have yet to do a NEW baby shoot but these tips are great. Thank you

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  8. Baby's safety is always so important! Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. Baby safety is very important, great examples!

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  10. Adorable photos! I'm glad you showed how these shots are done safely.

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  11. Baby safety is so important with these wee little ones! Thank you for bringing attention to this very important subject.

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  12. Such great tips--I think sometimes people don't realize many of these poses require either and end up taking unneccesary risk if they don't know what they are doing!

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    1. exactly, I don't want anyone thinking these are shot as one photo!

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  13. What great tips! I am sure your clients are very happy with their newborn photos as I can see you take great pride in your work.

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