I currently don’t have an assistant for newborn sessions. Most of the time, I don’t need an assistant. There are certain poses I need an assistant for safety though. For example, for a baby-holding-head-up-in-a-basket pose, I will never leave the baby alone. When I am ready to take the shots, I have the dad stand-by in case the baby lifts her head up. The sudden lift could put the baby’s head in a uncontrollable position. As soon as the baby lifts her head up, the dad is right there to catch and support her head.
With this baby, I got different support from the dad. He was super good with the baby and held the baby in position until I am ready to click the shutter. And he also “Shhhh”ed the baby very well to calm her. When the baby startles often, like this little one, the baby could move quickly as soon as I remove my hand from her and before I am able to capture the pose. So having a dad holding the baby in position so I can have my camera ready is a great help.
So do I need an assistant? As long as dads enjoy the experience, I don’t think I do. I hope they enjoy supporting me. So here are the collaborated creation with this beautiful baby’s awesome dad.
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Rachel Yoon is a Vancouver newborn photographer who fell in love with newborn photography once she became a mom. Photographing newborns is the first step in documenting the baby’s first year. Learn more about documenting your baby’s first year. Are you looking for a newborn photographer in Vancouver? Contact Rachel Yoon to find out about her newborn photography service.