You won’t be able to time it right.
Most parents seem to have this idea or thought that they can book a professional baby photography shoot right off the bat or whenever they feel like it and although this may be true if you are just banking on the talents of an amateur friend or someone who just happens to own a professional grade camera, this isn’t always the case when it comes to photographers who specialize in baby photography in particular. These professionals are actually local celebrities, up to a certain extend and you need to know for sure that you really have them checked out and booked up in advance if you would like to be able to rely on what they have to bring to the table at the end of the day. it isn’t easy, when you come to think about it. Babies grow every day and they have certain milestones that you might want to keep tabs of if you want it to be a photography journey at some point or so. Talk to your photographer about this. You might be able to work on some sort of timeline or calendar that will help you follow through on things without losing your head in the process. Newborn babies are particularly challenging to structure a photo shoot around because you don’t really know when they’re going to come and the photo shoots are usually scheduled out during pregnancy. Go to your photographer for guidance about this and things will work out better.
You’ll always wonder what your role is.
It’s a common dilemma. As the parent and as the main client who is paying for the services of the baby photographer, you feel as if you have a say in the matter (and you do, actually) but then again, on the flip side, you also have to be careful because you might end up offending that said photographer that you are trying to work with by being overbearing and by second guessing and always having opinions about what he is trying to do so for during the baby photography session. The solution to something like this is to more or less strike up some sort of balance and common ground. You are free to tell him about your pegs and inspirations but let him be during the photo shoot.
The baby will be a handful.
Babies are challenging to handle and they will be even so much more challenging with the fact that they are in an unfamiliar setting. The flash will irritate their eyes. The unnatural positioning might leave them feeling uncomfortable and awkward. You just need to be ready for it
You will be doing the dirty work. The messes that your baby makes during the baby photography session will be directed to you, obviously. Your photographer will be busy and all that from behind the camera and you need to support him in any way that you can, even if it means taking care of all of those menial tasks.