Getting the Best Out of Your Nursing Photography Session
Nursing is more than just the act of providing your child with the vital nourishment they need; it is a sweet moment encompassing the raw emotion that blooms from connecting with your child. Photographing a moment as special as this not only immortalizes the sacred aura of the moment, but also conveys a beautiful nursing-friendly image.
Nursing babies, especially infants, require special care and attention. When you book a nursing photography session, keep a few essential tips in mind before and during the session for the most heartwarming shots.
Essentials for preparation
When you pack a bag of baby’s essential items, bring along some personal items you want to be in the shots, like a blanket or a shawl, a night-time story book, or even the child’s favorite stuffed-toy.
Questions that may come to your mind:
Whether or not to feed the nursling before the shoot – Ideally, your little one should not be too full, but also not too hungry. It is a good idea to feed them at least an hour ahead of the shoot. If your little one is full, the photographer can wait it out till they are ready to nurse again.
What to wear – Opt for light, neutral colors or pastel hues; these mix well with the natural lighted indoors or sunny outdoors environments usually preferred in nursing photographs for a serene, peaceful outlook.
When you and your nursling are being photographed
The mommy pose is a key factor, but know this: there is no definitive way to pose. The photographer will give you minimal direction, and as for the rest – embrace the natural perfection that the act of nursing itself is.
Be in the moment, and let go. Unlike most other themes of photography, the essence of a nursing photograph is best conveyed when it is natural. Nurse your baby like any other time you do at home; the photographer will work around you and your special little bundle.
You can cover up however you want. Most mothers may be hesitant about showing a lot of skin in a nursing photo—and that is completely fine. Convey to the photographer how exposed you want the angles of your pictures to be.
Whether you want to publicize your photos is your decision. The photographer respects your privacy and will not post up any photographs if you do not want them to.
At Shoshi Sharabi Photography, I value the emotional aspect of nursing baby photography NJ. As a mother of four, I understand that special connection shared between a mother and her nursing child. It is a delight to capture the extraordinary sentiment portrayed by my clients when nursing their little one.
You check out other works from my nursing photo project, and contact me to know more about arranging your own session with your beloved little one.