As a newborn photographer, I think it’s important to continue learning regardless of what point you are in your photography journey. Photography is ever changing, and developing new techniques, so keeping up is important. And with new knowledge brings inspiration – and of course the opportunity to meet and mingle with some seriously talented photographers! This Sunday, I will be joining another newborn workshop! Buffalo Baby Photography will be hosting a workshop class with the amazing Dawn Potter Photography! I have attended many amazing newborn workshops through out the years, and I am eager to add another workshop under my belt!
I AM EXCITED TO EXTEND MY EDUCATION IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
…. AND SO MUCH MORE!!!
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As your newborn photographer, I will do everything I can to ensure your baby’s safety during their newborn photo session with me!
Every single newborn session I hear the comments “Where did you get that??“ or “We need to buy that!“ And that’s where this post comes into place! In the last 9 years I have had my fair share of testing newborn products and finding the best deals!
Here is a list of my favorite unique items that you should consider purchasing!
1. The BABY SHUSHER!
If you have had your newborn photographed at my studio you already know what this is! This is the one key to a successful sleeping baby! It takes the “shushhhh shushhhh” you would probably repeat over and over again, and packs it into this unique device. You can also adjust the volume and attach to your car seat when on the go!
PROS: Perfect for travel! I swear by this thing! It runs off of a few AA batteries and in the last 6 years I have only had to replace them once. Its one of those items you can trust.
CONS: The only con I have is that it times out. There are two settings: 15 to 30-minute timer. Perhaps this would be enough for at home, but for studio I tend to just reset it a few times during the session.
Mom of boys here! Yep they always pee as soon as you take that diaper off! When my kids were younger we would literally replace the changing table cover on a daily basis. Who knew they made these liners! (or am I the only one who lives under a rock?) These are not just for boys! I have these at the studio and they have been a life saver for those blow outs from both genders! I highly recommend purchasing these!
PROS: I think they speak for themselves! Being fabric they are also wonderful to place over you travel pad. Those plastic things get cold! MACHINE WASHABLE & DURABLE USE. Hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin
CONS: I never realized these existed until after my kids were out of diapers.
Swaddling is the art of snugly wrapping a baby in a blanket for warmth and security. It can keep your baby from being disturbed by her own startle reflex, and it can help her stay warm and toasty for the first few days of life until her internal thermostat kicks in. It may even help to calm your baby.
Lets talk wraps! Yes the infamous swaddle! “HOW DO YOU DO IT?” Let me first start off by saying forget the receiving blankets! The type of fabric you need has to stretch!
We offer the newborn wraps at our studio so there is no need to buy any for your session. But for showing purposes I have included the top two images of the girls in these specific wraps found on amazon. I cant go home with you to help you wrap your newborn, but I can give you some amazing product links and teach you at your session how to do it! Just ask!
Yes laddies, a vibrator! Vibrations help baby to fall asleep – perfect for bedtime, naptime, or to calm a fussy baby. How many of us stand there swinging the car-seat to sooth the baby? Im guilty! Although I enjoy the free arm work out, it gets to be to much. I highly recommend this product! No more dreading long red lights, traffic stops, constant holding! Truly, you will love this!
PROS: The pad easily slips under a crib mattress or bassinet and creates gentle, soothing vibrations to help lull baby to sleep. The convenient portable design even allows you to soothe on the go.
CONS: Although its cord-free, the batteries provide 24+ hours of soothing vibrations. The batteries wont last long. Buy rechargeable batteries!
The PACIFIER! You might already have these amazing mute buttons on your list, but I want to make sure you like really really really have them on your list! These things tend to to run away from you. I like to imagine them as “forkey” from Toy Story – you know the part where he keeps disappearing into the trash.. same concept. You turn around – its gone? Keep a pack in your glove box! Hide them in that stroller pocket you never use! Better yet get an animal attached to it and never dig around your new bundle of (screaming their head off) joy carseat again!
Im a little late on starting a blog but there are so many questions I am asked, stories I want to share, and funny moments on set that I can not wait to share with all of you. First and foremost if you are looking for information on booking a session please visit http://www.katieboserphotography.com.
Lets jump right in.. is there any questions you have for me that I can answer. It can be business related or personal. Here is a Q&A to get to know me a little more hope you all enjoy!
Q: How did you get into photography?
I first picked up my camera in March 2011 when my first son was born. I always took photos of him, his toes, hair, ears.. I was completely in love and obsessed. Then one day I wanted to figure out how to do a portrait of him sleeping. I got out a black sheet. Soothed him to sleep and started taking photos. It all started there. I researched how to be better. Its a little extreme but I sold my car and bought my first DSLR camera. (Yes the hubby supported me). I started taking photos of everything and everyone. I spent endless night studying. Reading books, subscribing to photo magazine, and practicing as much as I could. I opened my doors 5 months later and offered my service to others.