Having just finished a new baby shoot in the Altrincham area I want to let parents know how to get the best out of new born babies when taking their photograph. Use of natural daylight is always better as babies a few days old can only see bold shapes and objects so using a flash will only startle them and the brightness will cause them to turn away and close their sensitive eyes.
Familiar environments and smells are crucial for making a new baby feel relaxed and content whilst being photographed. Babies only a few days old can only focus on things ten inches away from them so voices or fun noises will get more response than someone waving from the other side of the room. Generally, the more comfortable the parents are the better the results since babies sense stress easily.