1) Make sure you have the “set up “ready.
- Find the perfect spot next to the window.
- Do the setup on blankets and pillows on the floor.
- Use the appropriate basket for a few shots too. Make sure it is big enough for the baby to be comfortable. If your setup is beautiful, but the baby looks uncomfortable, it will impact your images.
- Have plenty of soft layers, so baby will just relax into it.
- Have a few “stuffers” handy, if you need to adjust the baby’s position once you have put her in (facecloths or socks work well).
2) Have your “set up” near some natural light.
A window is best, and if the light is harsh, you can cover it with a sheer curtain or fabric.
3) You need the baby to be as relaxed as possible.
If you want the baby to be ready for the photoshoot, then the time for it is after the baby has been fed and changed, and of course, after doing a nap.
4) Have the room calm.
Even running a white noise playlist, or a baby shusher, to block out any other distracting sounds.
5) Have the room warm.
You want to be able to change, or adjust baby without her being uncomfortable, or cold.
You could have baby already dressed in what you want her photographed in before you start feeding. Just keep burp/spill cloths handy.
6) Be organized with everything, ready at your fingertips.
So that you don't need to be moving around, gettings up and down, etc.