How to be OK and Go With the Flow if your Baby Won’t Stop Crying on Picture Day

How to be OK and Go With the Flow if your Baby Won’t Stop Crying on Picture Day

We’ve all seen those adorable photos of new little babies looking SO peaceful and relaxed, with not a care in the world. And as new parents, we want similar photos of our children right? To send out to the grandparents, to make into screensavers, and to share all over our social media pages to show off how amazing our baby is. But then the big photo session day comes around and WHAM! – your precious little one just doesn't want anything to do with it!

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You’re thinking, “Why won’t you stop crying? I’ve literally done everything I can think of, but you’re still not happy. Don’t you know I’m paying good money for this photo session? Emily’s baby co-operated in her newborn session, why can’t you just go to sleep and let us get some nice photos?!” and all the other emotions that are running through your head. 

If this is happening during your session, I want you to STOP. Stop and breathe. Stop, breathe and remember one thing: all newborns cry! This is a natural, real emotion that all newborns have for most of their first few months of life. It’s not abnormal and there's definitely nothing wrong with your child for doing it. It is also definitely nothing to be ashamed of! Your little one isn’t doing it to embarrass you, I promise. And when you stress out about the fact that your baby is crying, that then makes things even worse because your little one knows you’re upset.

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Don’t let the crying upset you. Embrace this moment in time. It won’t be long before you forget how her little forehead wrinkled up whenever she was screaming, or how his toes would get all stretched out and tense when he was upset. Let us capture these little details. Let us capture this moment. Let us capture this very special chapter of your lives! These crying photos can evoke real emotion and demonstrate the love you have for your child as you try to soothe him or her. Your child can look back at these photos once they’re all grown and remember the solace that they found in your arms. These tender moments are just as important, if not more so, than the sleeping, posed photos.

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The point of booking a Fresh 48 or a Newborn Session is to help you preserve the first memories of your child’s life. While posed photos are cute and absolutely adorable, you are not going to look back and think, “Remember how cute she was whenever she would lounge around the house in that froggy-form?” because that didn’t happen. You’ll look back at these photos and remember all the nights you walked your baby around the house or rocked him or her in a chair and hummed lullabies to try to calm him down. Those times are very stressful, but they also help you form a bond and that’s what makes these photos treasured.  

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All that being said, if you have your heart set on those peaceful, posed photos, we can always take a break and try again and, if all else fails, we can reschedule.  


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