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London Baby Photographer: What if my newborn doesn’t sleep in my newborn photography session?

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What if my newborn doesn’t sleep in my newborn photography session?

I have many clients worry during the session that their newborn won’t sleep to get those cute newborn poses you see on my website. They arrive at the studio and say in a worried voice, “He doesn’t actually sleep much”. However, I have a few tricks up my sleeve like swaddling and white noise to get baby off into a deep sleep! Each session is carefully planned to the last bonnet so that I can focus all my attention on baby and create the smoothest transitions for baby so we can go seamlessly from set up to set up to get a great variety for your gallery. There are fussier newborns than others and my sessions are entirely baby-led, we go with their personality/ mood and pose in ways they allow. If they are wide awake for a period of time we either do adorable awake shots (newborns make the funniest faces) or some family images until they are sleepier. I never stress as I know most newborns will go to sleep for at least a short period of time during the session!