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What to Pack for Your Newborn Photo Shoot

What to Pack for Your Newborn Photo Shoot: A Survival Kit

Hello, soon-to-be parents! I’m Alysha Spencer, an award-winning professional newborn photographer based in beautiful Peachland, BC. As you prepare for your newborn’s first photo shoot, let’s ensure you’re equipped with everything you need to make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Here’s your ultimate survival kit packed with essentials to support you and your baby throughout the session.

1. Pack Plenty of Supplies

When it comes to newborns, one thing’s for sure – they go through diapers like nobody’s business! Be sure to pack an ample supply of diapers, wipes, and diaper rash cream to keep your little one clean, dry, and comfortable throughout the photo shoot. Whether you prefer disposable or cloth diapers, having extras on hand is always a smart move.

Don’t forget to include a portable changing pad or blanket for quick and easy diaper changes on the go. By staying well-stocked on diaper essentials, you’ll be ready to tackle any messes that come your way with confidence.

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2. Bring Along Baby’s Favourite Food

Newborns have voracious appetites, and it’s essential to have feeding supplies on hand to keep your little one satisfied during the photo shoot. If you’re bottle-feeding, be sure to pack enough to last the duration of the session. Consider using pre-portioned bottles or a portable formula dispenser for added convenience.

Don’t forget to pack burp cloths and bibs to catch any spills that may occur during feeding time. By keeping your baby well-fed, you’ll set the stage for a successful and stress-free photo shoot experience.

3. Soothe and Comfort

Babies are notorious for their love of sucking, and pacifiers can be a lifesaver when it comes to soothing a fussy newborn. Be sure to pack a few pacifiers in your survival kit to help calm your baby and keep them content during the photo shoot. Opt for orthodontic or newborn-friendly pacifiers to ensure they’re safe and comfortable for your little one.

In addition to pacifiers, consider bringing along any other comfort items that help soothe your baby, such as a favourite blanket or stuffed animal. These familiar items can provide a sense of security and help your baby feel more at ease.

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4. Don’t Forget Refreshments for Yourself

While you’re busy caring for your little one’s needs during the photo shoot, it’s essential to take care of yourself as well. Be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks to keep yourself hydrated and fueled throughout the session. Opt for easy-to-eat snacks like granola bars, nuts, or fresh fruit that you can enjoy on the go. Staying hydrated will help you maintain your energy levels and focus, ensuring you’re able to fully enjoy the photo shoot experience with your newborn. After all, capturing these precious moments is thirsty work!

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Ready to Capture Memories with Alysha Spencer Photography

As you prepare for your newborn’s first photo shoot, having a well-stocked survival kit filled with essential supplies is key to ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience for both you and your baby. By following these tips, you’ll be well-equipped to handle whatever the session throws your way. I am honoured to be part of your special moments and look forward to capturing memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. Contact me today to schedule your newborn photo shoot and let’s create beautiful memories together!

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