Here are the 10 photos to take before you leave the hospital with your baby. If you are not hiring a birth photographer, there are some photographs you must take to ensure that you always remember this miraculous time!
You do not need a professional camera to take these, your smartphone will do the job just fine. It is so important to document these first hours in your baby’s life.
You wait a long time to finally meet your baby. That first moment when you see them for the first time is priceless.
Cuddles with Dad
Heart-melting for any mum to see Daddy bond with their new baby. Delivering a baby is emotionally draining for both parents in different ways. Don’t miss Daddy’s first cuddle.
There’s nothing so sweet as newborn feet. All those lovely creases in the soles and perfectly formed toes.
Measurements & weigh-in
Take a picture of your baby having their measurements taken. Even take one with their hospital card so you can always remember those important details.
In first bed
This is a must-take photo. The see-through cot that was waiting by the side of your bed during labour is finally full.
They will never be this tiny again and soon they will be able to wrap their fingers all the way around yours. But in these first hours, their tiny fingers won’t reach all the way around.
Such a natural photograph to take. The first feed.
Not always baby’s favourite thing so be prepared for a few tears!
Meeting the big brother/sister
What will they make of their new baby? Be sure to capture their faces on this first encounter.
It’s finally time to take them home and begin life as a family. Have someone take your picture as you leave the hospital with baby in the car seat.
When you are home for hospital, you may want to consider booking a studio session with a newborn photographer. If you want to get started on some of your own pictures. You may enjoy this blog about ‘How to photograph your newborn at home.’
At Newborn Love, we tend to photograph within the first 14 days after baby has arrived. If you would like more information, please get in touch.