It seems the world has gone (goo goo) Ga Ga! over the new addition to the Royal family and you can bet that like most babies born today, it will be photographed almost daily.
However, if you want to take great photographs that will stand the test of time then here's a few tips you might want to try...
There are two very good reasons for this:The first is that natural light looks much more beautiful, gentle and pleasing. So, get mom or dad or whoever is holding the baby, to sit near a large window, ideally north facing so indirect light streams in and gently caresses your subjects. This will create an atmosphere of calmness and innocence which is what we're looking for in capturing the essence of new life being born.
The second reason: Babies don't like Flash!
2. Like great comedy, successful newborn photographs rely on great timing.
The best time is just after they have had a sleep and a feed as they will be more content and alert and more likely to reward you with a cheeky smile or giggle. If you're taking pictures for someone else, ask the mom or dad before you visit when they have their nap/feed time.
4. There will be so many photographs taken of your newborn by so many different people but many of them will be in the same poses. So be sure to create a different background to make your pictures more memorable. Keep it simple with just a nice quality sheet or piece of material draped over mom or dads lap whilst they are being held or even just focus on the parents hands holding the baby against a black back ground can look stunning when done in black and white.