7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot

Congratulations! You’re expecting and planning your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot! Getting your baby’s newborn pictures and your family’s first portrait together is a special and exciting time. I’m excited to offer this blog post on 7 things to bring to your St. Louis newborn photoshoot so that you can be prepared and we can capture some beautiful memories.

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7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot

 

1. Baby: Happy and Well-Fed!

2. Pacifier

3. Food for Your Newborn

4. Siblings and Parents

5. Diapers and Wipes

6. A Change of Clothes for Baby

7. Entertainment and Snacks for Siblings

 

7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot- Baby, happy and well-fed!

Ok, obviously you know to bring your baby to his own St. Louis newborn photoshoot, but before you come, make sure he is happy, fed, and dressed in loose comfy clothes. You’re welcome to feed baby before we start again, but a fed baby is a happy baby! Loose clothes help with the transition to the newborn photoshoot set ups and prevent marks on baby’s delicate skin from tighter clothes.

 

7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot- Feeding supplies for baby

If you’re breastfeeding, you’re all set. If you are bottle feeding, please pack bottles and formula for your baby! Newborn photoshoots can last 3-4 hours, so it’s a sure bet everyone will be hungry halfway through. Other than a bottle, be sure to bring a blanket or burp cloth!

 

7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot- Siblings, parents, and anyone else you’d like in your St. Louis newborn photoshoot

These memories are a special time for your whole family, so we want to be sure to include siblings and parents in the pictures! The extra effort it takes to prepare your family for these portraits is so worth it. You will always have these portraits to cherish. We will talk more about this at your planning consultation, but we can plan to do family and siblings shots at the beginning or end of your newborn photoshoot. Dad or grandma can take any siblings to keep them busy while we focus on baby!

 

7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot- Diapers and wipes

These are an important one! Have diapers and wipes handy because chances are, over a 3-4 hour newborn photoshoot, you’ll need them.

 

7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot- Change of clothes for baby

Just like the diapers and wipes, you’ll probably need a change of clothes for baby (and maybe parents and siblings!) Whether you need them or just want a fresh change of clothes to go home in, it’s always a good idea to have a spare outfit.

 

7 Things to Bring to Your St. Louis Newborn Photoshoot- Entertainment for siblings

It’s true that dad or grandparents can take siblings for an outing after their portraits, but there is some waiting between set ups and maybe some feeding breaks, so it’s definitely wise to have some type of entertainment available for the siblings. Coloring books or iPads are always good options.

 

 

These top 7 things to bring to your St. Louis newborn photoshoot will help prepare you and keep everyone happy the day of your portraits! To learn more and book your own St. Louis newborn photoshoot, send me a message!

 

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