Congratulations on your new arrival! As a newborn photographer, I understand how important it is to capture those first few precious moments of your baby’s life. But what should you do if your baby develops spots, flaky or blotchy skin before the photo shoot? In this article, I’ll explain why this is common and how I make sure your baby looks their best in the final photographs.

Why Most Newborns Have Blemishes

It’s normal for babies to have blemishes, flaky or blotchy skin during the first few weeks of their life. This is due to their immature skin which is still developing and adapting to life outside the womb. But don’t worry! I’m experienced in photographing babies with these common skin conditions and can still create beautiful images that capture this special time in your baby’s life.

When to Schedule Your Newborn Shoot

Usually, we’ll schedule your newborn photo shoot during the first 5-14 days after your baby is born. This is the ideal time to capture those sleepy, curled up shots. However, if your baby’s skin is particularly irritated, we can reschedule the shoot for a later date. Safety and comfort are always my top priorities.

How I Edit Skin Imperfections

After the photo shoot, the editing process begins. If your baby has blotchy, flaky or spotty skin, I can fix these issues with your permission. Rest assured, I always check with you first to ensure that the final images meet your expectations. My goal is to create timeless images that you will treasure for a lifetime.

If you have any other questions or concerns about your newborn photo shoot, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can reach me by email, phone, or through my website. I’m here to help you create beautiful memories that you will cherish forever.

Elle x