Frequently Asked Questions

A: Neonatal period is a very special period in the child's life. Although the baby has left the mother, he or she still continues the living habits of the fetus, in the same form and expressions. They still like to curl up, seeking a sense of security from being wrapped and supported. Some foreign experts define babies in this period as "The Fourth Trimester Fetus", following the three trimesters of nine months' pregnancy. This fetus-outside-the-mother form lasts only a short period of over ten days. Two weeks later, the baby begins to stretch and grow rapidly, and becomes more and more vigilant. At one month old the baby's weight is usually 30% higher than the time of birth and the magnitude of change is extremely alarming. That is to say we can visually see our baby in a fetus-like form only for 10 days in our entire life, and for the parents and the baby, this is the only opportunity of a lifetime to record it. To record the images of the newborn baby and share the great miracles of life with friends and family - this is the meaning of newborn photography, for if you do not take it down , this precious memory will slowly fade away.

A:Check out photos from professional photographer of newborns before talking about beauty or ugliness! It's not the kind of casual photos you take at home. We want to photo precisely sleeping baby! The expressions of peace and tranquility and the soft curly shape, all varieties of cuteness in one! It will be more difficult if the baby is awake, because their eyes will not focus. In addition, the baby not only is not without expression, but very expressive. Cry, laugh, frown, yawn, pout, blow bubbles ...... these are the ways they enjoy themselves in the womb before, totally original.

A:If you know how your baby is bumped and tossed in the womb, you will understand why they can still sleep so peacefully having been posed many times. Newborn babies are from an unusually noisy and turbulent world. Mother's blood flow, heartbeat, chewing, swallowing, belching, passing wind, talking, bowel movements, all produce great noises through abdominal cavity resonance (so that white noise hypnosis is frequently used in neonatal photography). Every slight move about of the mother is felt by the baby inside with nearly 10 times of amplitude. During the nine months in the womb, babies have learned the unshakeable power to sleep. Our moving is much gentler.
A: 5 ~ 12 days after birth, followed by 13 ~ 22 days. Reasons: 1. The baby has not adapted to the external environment; they remain in the long sleep as in the mother's womb. Photo-shooting can be done in their sleep. This is why we see that in newborn photos are mostly "sleeping baby." 2. The baby's curled up little body has unsurpassed flexibility, and they are very insensitive to sound, light and other external interference. It is easy to move and change their sleeping position (ie modeling). This is the origin of all kinds of lovely poses, hence the earlier to photograph, the better effects. 3. Studies show that newborn photographing at this time not only will not affect the normal rest of the mother, but can relieve postpartum depression to some extent. It not only brings a fresh sense of participation, it is a form of gratitude and commemoration to the 9 months' pregnancy.  
A:For one month preterm labor babies (as double / multiple births often are), photos can be taken during 38th week. For babies more than six days late, photos need to be taken early, as 12 days babies are equivalent to the normal 18 days. Whether early or late birth, the best photographing date can be calculated according to the normal due date. Usually the best time also depends on the weight and body length of the baby at birth. Smaller size, lighter weight babies may postpone the shooting time. Heavier and larger length babies can photograph earlier.

A:Ranging from 3 to 5 hours depending on the baby's life and sleep habits. Two-thirds of the time is used for baby care and nursing. The real shooting time is very short while modeling may take some time.
A:No. Newborn photography is a fine and intricate process that requires gentleness, slow-pace and full patience. Haste will definitely not generate good work.

A:In the light sleep state newborn babies will stretch their limbs when slightly moved, so we can only photograph in their deep sleep when they relax their self-protection. While we have our own set of pacification and hypnotic methods, they may not work for all babies. If the baby would not sleep, we have to wait patiently. That is why we schedule to photograph for only one baby each day to ensure sufficient time for a variety of unpredictable circumstances.
A:All newborn babies are top yoga masters. Their body flexibility is exceptional. As long as we protect their head and neck, it will not hurt them to move their hands and feet. No need to worry about them based on the adults standard. If they are not comfortable, they will cry and resist.
A:The essence of newborn photography is to commemorate the original beauty of life in its raw form. Only with naked body (not exposed) can we render to the maximum extent newborn baby's soft, delicate, petite, adorable character. It is difficult to see the shape when dressed. So we only take nude photos and tight wraps. If you're not comfortable naked, please do not make an appointment with us.
A:This is entirely expected scenario and a special nature of our service. Not to be surprised. We have come prepared. Change the props, no big deal.
A:This is in accordance with newborn baby's habits. The baby has been accustomed to a curling position in a small space, which gives them the sense of security. If you are observant you will find that a little baby's cry is most intense when he is not wrapped while his hands and feet are waving and pedaling in the air, because then they lack a sense of security. If you wrap them around with a blanket, so that they curl up or lie on their tummy, they will soon stop crying.
A:Baby at this stage does not seek freedom but the sense of security. The wrapping gives the baby a near sense of enveloping like that in the mother's body. That is why sometimes the baby cries in the process of wrapping because he feels helpless with the hands and feet, and they become quiet after wrapping is finished. The fabric we use for wrapping is elastic. If the baby feels uncomfortable, he can easily brake away.

A:Parents are most welcome to participate and witness, but friends and relatives are declined to gather around. We need a quiet environment. The baby may wake up any time or at any sudden move and mess the posing. 
A:Yes. While the baby is the "protagonist", we recommend taking some family photos too. The baby's immediate family are all welcome.

A:Simplicity is best. Do not steal the show. Neutral color such as black / white / gray / brown is recommended, and better in the same color range, with no overt trademark / logo, to avoid visual interference and disorders.

A:They will appear in the photo, but we will do post-retouching. Some parents want to keep these precious marks of new life, while others want to see nice photos. So we will try to remove these in the fine-retouching, and you can still keep the copies of the original.
A:You can make an appointment once confirming pregnancy. Latest being two weeks before the EDC, to ensure that we set aside a slot for you in that period. Reservations are subject to payment of a deposit, otherwise invalid. When your baby is born, when you will share this moment of joy to friends and family, please contact us (tell us the baby's gender, weight, length), so that we will come to your home to photograph for your baby at your appointment time.
A:Appointment can be made by phone / email / SMS / WeChat. Inform us the expected date and contact information, and make payment for a deposit. You may also let us know the baby's sex if you know, but it's not compulsory.
A:No. It is very common for baby to arrive early or late. We will reserve a flexible time frame, to facilitate the adjustment of scheduling.
A:Normally we send a group of one photographer and one caregiver. The photographer is also the stylist; the caregiver is the assistant. Occasionally for sample filming where there is a need for video recording, there will be a cameraman. We will communicate with the client in advance.
A:Newborn photography is more demanding on the photographer in creativity and skills. The use of light and instant photographic composition skills require years of experience. The ability to capture the picture needs both inborn acumen and acquired knowledge. It also requires great patience and skills to pacify, position and wrap the baby. Knowing the effective transition between postures can reduce the trouble of moving the baby around. The selection and using of props is highly personal and is often the finishing touch, and is largely dependent on the photographer's insight and taste.
A:Neonatal photographic modeling is a fine art. Many people, including even mothers with strong support group, are afraid to hold a baby so small. And we have to move, turn, wrap and pose the baby without causing any hurt to or waking the baby up. And to add props as a finishing touch as well. You can imagine the difficulty. If the baby refuses to sleep, we have to think of ways to appease and hypnosis. The modeling can only start after the baby is fast sleep. During photo-shooting, the baby may relief himself from time to time and it's common to get our hands soiled. This is a special feature of our profession.
A:Yes. But we will have to see how the baby reacts. Although each baby's flexibility is very good, they have different habits and preferences. Some would not lie on their tummies; some do not like to sleep; some wake up at a gentle touch; some refuse to put their legs to the front ... ... we will only try to guide for any posture, and not force to pose regardless of the feelings of the baby just for the effect.
A:With care and precautions. The whole photographing process is under your witness. The baby is not only of utmost importance to you, but also tied to the credibility of our brand. We will not let your baby's safety be at risk. Safety is our first priority.
A:Yes. They are purchased or hand-made with careful selection. Taking into account the baby's skin characteristics, we carefully study and select fabric for safety and comfort. 
A: All props that come to direct contact with the baby's skin are  washed after each photographing session. Other props are also cleaned regularly. 
A:Yes. We have a variety of color props. We'll first ask client's preferences. If the client does not have any particular request, we will arrange the props following a minimalist style. Simpler styles are less likely to become out-dated. These photos are for a lifetime rather than a temporary trend. Bright colors may seem kitschy if not well used.
A:There are a few things that parents need to do:
1.  Site - Make room in the best lighted space in your home. Send pictures of your home environment and your baby to us a couple of days in advance, so that we can prepare the props and conceptualize the photographing according to the space, colors and the baby's face.
2.  Dress - Before the photographer arrives the baby should wear a diaper only with a blanket wrapping. Thus if the baby is asleep before the shooting begins, it will not disturb the baby to undress.
3.  Feeding - Give your baby full feeding and let him or her sleep. In order to ensure that the baby is comfortable, our entire shot usually is done in several feeding intervals. Babies usually go to sleep after feeding, so the photographing does not disrupt the normal nursing routine.
4.  Urgent needs -- During photo-shooting the baby may relieve himself or herself at any time. Please prepare cleaning materials so as to clean up promptly.
5.  Parents can prepare some items that bear special memories  (e.g. the wrist band that the baby and mother wore in the hospital, the baby's first gift, wedding rings, etc.)
6.  Please do not cut the baby's hair before photographing. You can do whatever you want with the baby's hair afterwards. For those of you who wish to take family photos, it is recommended that you dress in the same color range. Wear contact lenses if necessary. The mother can wear some light makeup. All the rest you need to prepare is a happy mood.
7.  Time and patience - The photographing could be slow-paced. Often we need to sit down and wait for the ripe time. And each baby's sleep habits are different regardless of how many days the baby is. So be prepared to be patient, and also give us enough time for the creative work. Usually newborn photography takes 3 - 5 hours.
A:Yes, we use all natural light in the photo-shooting. In the babies' first 2 weeks, they can see objects within 15-25CM in a 45-degree angle.
A:A cloudy day is the best for natural light shooting, cloudy yet not dark. Followed by sunny days, as long as sunlight does not directly enter the shooting area. Otherwise the light ratio is too large.
A:Near the window, preferably one that is a certain distance away from the bed. Large floor to ceiling windows / bay windows are ideal. If you have a choice, it's better to have white or light-colored furniture in the room. It will be brighter.
A:Because we use natural light, the best time is between 10:00 and 15:00.
A:No. Conventional home lighting is not suitable for photo-shooting. It lacks brightness and is prone to heavy shadow. We can only postpone the schedule until the weather is good.
A:26 degrees room temperature.. This is a safe temperature for nude photographing.
A: 3 to 5 sets of styling, not less than 70 effective photos, depending on the package that you choose.
A: While not affecting the overall appearance of the photo, we will try to keep the characteristics of newborns, such as molting, fetal fat, fetal hair, fetal green and so on. If you pursue the aestheticism of pictures, please think twice before choosing us. Our purpose is to capture the family memory, not to beautify the baby. We hope our clients can face squarely and respect natural beauty.
It is hassle-free, and no need to queue. Just make an appointment and you can enjoy professional services at home, the real feeling of a boss.
2. Photographing is more diversified at home, in which Mom and Dad can participate in the creative work. You can make constructive comments on how you would want to shoot the photos.
3. It can avoid contact with other bacteria and viruses outside by the baby, eliminating parents' worries.
4. The home environment of each baby is different, and their clothes are not the same, so your photos will certainly be unique.
More importantly, photographs taken at home have the home environment as the background and manifest family ties. The photos evoke more warm feelings and are more memorable.
1. The baby can feel more at home as he/she is familiar with the home environment. When he/she is tired, it is more convenient to take a break at home and then continue to shoot after a rest. This is important for better photos. Home photographing can avoid crying, tension or unhappy situation caused by an unfamiliar environment, hence it is more likely to see the baby's most natural and beautiful state.
2. As the baby is too small, it is very inconvenient to bring him/her out. When they get too tired having to take photos outside, they might face a serious decline in their immune system.