Whether you are new to photographing newborn babies, or a seasoned pro,
our series of 12 videos will guide you through the essentials of working safely
Watch today – keep forever

learn how to photographer newborn babies safelyNewborn photographers need a unique blend of skills to be successful.

They have to be confident handling tiny, fragile newborn babies.
They also need brilliant and compassionate social skills for dealing with new, and often anxious, parents.

And on top of all of that, they need the technical skills to create beautiful keepsake portraits safely.

Working with newborns and their parents brings so much satisfaction and is probably the reason we have seen a huge influx of photographers moving into the genre over the last 5 years.
What many don’t realise is the special safety measures that need to be considered when working with newborns.
We’re not just talking about spotters and composites either.

Have you ever considered your own safety?
~ What would happen if mum left baby with you while she popped to the loo and later when mum is undressing baby at home she notices a scratch. Do you have a policy for avoiding being blamed in an instance like this?
~ Do you have your electrical equipment regularly checked?
~ What about working with fluffy blankets – do you remind parents to check for any loose threads wrapped around fingers or toes when dressing them at the end of the session?

Safety is so much more than knowing how to support a newborn in ‘froggy’

In these videos you will discover:

Taking Care of Equipment
~ PAT Testing
~ Cables and wiring
~ Heating and temperature
~ Beanbags, blankets and cleanliness
Textures and Fibers
~ ~ Choosing fabrics
~ Fluff and fibers
~ Questions to ask parents
 

 Safeguarding and Modesty
~ Protecting yourself
~ Setting policies
~ Ensuring modesty
Copyright & Privacy
~ Holding your camera
~ Getting height safely
~ Position
~ Parents as spotters
Clothing Choices and Drinks
~ Camera straps
~ Clothing to wear to handle baby
~ Jewellery and nails
~ Providing refreshments
Shooting Overhead
~ Holding your camera
~ Getting height safely
~ Position
~ Parents as spotters
Circulation and Breathing
~ Questions to ask parents
~ Skin tone
~ Breathing and sleep cycles
~ Joints
Head on Arms Pose & Head in Hands Pose
~ Things to check
~ Using a spotter

Potato Sack Pose
~ How to wrap baby
How to position baby
~ Things to check
~ Using a spotter
Baby in Hands in the Air Pose
~ How to achieve this very popular image safely
~ What to tell parents
Baby on a Swing
~ Steps to take to achieve any composite image where
baby is on a prop that appears to be off the floor
Baby in a Crate Prop
~ Choosing props
~ Ensuring props are safe
~ Stuffing props

 

All of the videos reassured me that I was doing things correctly as well as giving me some fab ideas around how to word things to customers, to be confident in what I do and also how others position parents next to the backdrop. 
Vickie Newman ~ Photographvie

These videos are the perfect reminder for every level, providing a variety of areas of safety and promoting safety awareness within the newborn photography industry.
A helpful and informative tool for anyone

Gem Jackson ~ Gem Jackson Photography


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