Hey there, amazing parents-to-be! As you're getting ready to welcome your bundle of joy, you've probably been bombarded with advice, tips, and, of course, myths about everything baby-related. One area that's no exception is newborn photography. Today, we're here to bust those common myths and give you the lowdown on capturing those adorable moments with your little one.

Myth #1: "My Baby Needs to Be 'Picture Perfect' Right Away"

Let's get one thing straight – your baby is perfect just the way they are, and there's no need to stress about perfection from the get-go. Contrary to popular belief, newborn photography doesn't require your baby to be an angelic model right away. Skilled photographers are experts at capturing those precious moments, whether your little one is sleepy, alert, or even a bit fussy.

Myth #2: "Newborn Photoshoots Take Forever"

Life with a newborn is already a whirlwind, so the last thing you need is a lengthy photoshoot, right? Good news – newborn photoshoots are designed to be efficient and cater to your baby's needs. We know how to work through poses while keeping safety at the utmost priority, capturing those adorable moments without causing stress for you or your little one. As a side note - we can't predict how baby may be feeling day of and should your baby need extra time, we will never ever rush a session.

Myth #3: "I Need to Have a Pinterest-Perfect Nursery"

Guess what? Your home doesn't need to be straight out of a magazine for beautiful newborn photos. We can create beautiful artwork for ANY space, whether it's a cozy corner, a nursery in progress, or your living room. We are here to help you display your favorite moments in ways that bring you JOY.

Myth #4: "I Have to Stick to Traditional Poses"

While those classic newborn poses are undeniably adorable, there's no rule saying you have to stick to tradition. Modern newborn photography embraces natural, candid moments, capturing your baby's unique personality. So, feel free to express your preferences to use about props, capturing the details of tiny toes, and family portraits that may be desired.

Myth #5: "Newborn Photography is Only for the First Few Days"

Yes, the first two weeks are the golden window for those squishy poses, but that doesn't mean you miss the boat if your schedule doesn't align. We also understand that sometimes our babies have unexpected journeys, NICU stays, additional doctors' visits, etc. We can work with babies of all ages, capturing their charm and personality at any stage. Don't stress if life gets in the way – we're here to create lasting memories whenever you're ready.

In a world full of myths and misconceptions, your baby's uniqueness shines through. Newborn photography is about capturing the authenticity of this special time in your life, so let go of the pressure and enjoy the process. Ready to debunk these myths and capture the magic of your newborn's early days? Reach out to us, and let's create beautiful memories together!

Samantha Ann Photo provides newborn photography in Swansboro, NC (Onslow County) for busy moms who want a stress-free and luxury portrait experience. Also offering family, maternity, and baby photography, our studio is located in the heart of Swansboro serving families from surrounding areas such as Jacksonville, NC, Hubert, Pelletier, Emerald Isle, Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Havelock, and Morehead City.

We offer a high-end, full service experience including a pre-session consultation, exclusive access to our curated studio wardrobe, and same-day image viewing. Uniquely to us, our clients view their captures same day and can choose what best fits their family from an array of heirloom albums, custom wall galleries, and digital images are included with wall art purchases. If you are searching for a comfortable, safe experience with stunning heirlooms for your family, we can't wait to serve you!