Ways to make your newborn session easier

Do you find your newborn sessions are taking you too long? If you’re going to three hours or more, you are probably exhausted from the amount of time it takes to get a full gallery. Your clients are probably leaving exhausted and your back hurts. Have no worries, we have all been there my friend. Let’s take a look at how you can make your next newborn session easier AND faster.

Ways to make your newborn session easier

1. Workflow

The order that you do your poses in matters. Why? Big movements equal more time soothing and comforting baby. I do my poses in a very specific order to keep little ones calm and comfortable. You can also maximize the number of photos you get from each pose with a good workflow. To get my full newborn workflow, please visit the blog post here.

2. Assistant

If you have been in our studio, chances are you have been lucky enough to meet my wonderful assistant Megan. She is the ying to my yang and is there to make sure everything is running smoothly. Not only is she wonderful with coaxing toddlers into the photos, she is also my extra set of hands. Megan can literally read my mind and makes everything smoother sailing.

I understand that starting out, hiring an assistant feels like a huge step. If you include the cost of your assistant in your pricing, it will be a huge benefit to both you and your clients.

3. Setting Up Ahead of Time

This might seem like common sense, but having everything set up ahead of the session really makes a difference in your session time. Be sure to have everything you need within arms reach and your props ready for baby. By setting up ahead of time, you will also help your workflow. You’ll know exactly what to do next!

4. A Cart

Last but not least, we have a little rolling cart in studio to have everything within arms reach. It is stocked with diapers, wipes, burp clothes, wraps, headbands, etc. It’s amazing how much time you will save by being able to get exactly what you need when you need it. We always like to be prepared for messes!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog! If you’re interested in more ways to make your newborn session easier, please check out the mentoring information page. I would love to chat with you about your photography. You can contact me here.

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