Children are certainly a group of delightsome fellows that have the ability to light up even the darkest homes; they are very unique and extraordinary. However, at the same time, they can also be mischievous even for a newborn baby. It is, therefore, an uphill task for any photographer whether professional or amateur during a photo shoot, it is hence a significant thing for any newborn photography expert to master the art of catching the attention of the newborn.
There are quite a number of proven steps one can take to catch the attention of just any baby any day any time; this write-up will certainly open your eyes to just a few of them
Get eye contact
Kids are known to be easily distracted, and as such, great care must be taken so as to make them maintain maximum focus on the lens of the camera. Every healthy newborn photography expert surely knows that the attention of babies can be gotten and managed by flashing a smile at them, when doing this, however, ensure you look deeply into the kids eyes; this, would certainly get the baby curious as all men are born to be self-conscious regardless of age, color, tribe or religion. Everyone including babies wants to know why you are staring at them.
Get the baby a toy
At some point, the child would indeed become tired of your staring into his eyes and as such would be looking for something new with which to amuse him or herself with. At this point, it is certainly time to get the child a toy; the toy would help the baby from crying and attempting to escape your camera lens. A little toy would suffice in this case as you do not want to give a little baby a teddy bear much bigger than it, therefore get a toy whose size would not negatively affect the quality of your work.
Ask the mother to make funny gestures
Newborn babies are known to be quite easily amused by almost anything, therefore, if you want to catch their prolonged attention, all you need to do is to ask the mum to come act like a clown, this singular act would make the child giggle up and thus give you the classic image of a laughing baby. You must, however, be careful to ensure the baby doesn’t roll to the floor from excessive laughter.
Ask the father to sing to the child
Someone once said that children were the better judge of good music, although I know a lot of people who would beg to differ on this. That being said, it is essential to note that a baby must be well pleased before he or she can give you the opportunity to take a smiling picture of him or herself. Babies are known to respond positively to good music even at the most tender of age. Therefore any sensible newborn photography expert should engage the baby’s father in singing for the child after all the idea of taking a photograph was his own.