Newborn safety during a session is my number one priority. These little people are so fragile and they can move so quickly. What is so critical to understand is often the pictures you see on Pinterest of babies hanging from things, or perched on stuff are composite images. Meaning, that someone should be holding up or onto that baby at all times. Several shots are taken and merged together to create that perfect seamless portrait.
Even simple looking portraits can require composites. Simply because a newborn’s head is a good portion of their entire body weight. That makes them very top heavy, in addition they do not have the muscle strength to hold their own head up. They also have something called the Moro or startle reflex (that motion they make when they startle.) It’s important to always have someone sitting right next to that new baby at all times. I love using parents to help during the newborn sessions. They get to be apart of the process of creating these priceless memories. The pictures we take are priceless, but your child is infinitely more priceless.