Mistiming the schedule.
Most parents are under the impression that they can just book a baby photoshoot on the fly but this is actually incorrect. There are so many elements that usually come along with the thought of booking a baby photoshoot. The best way for you to go about the planning process for such a photo shoot would be to book your baby photographer while the baby is still in the womb. The 3rd trimester is usually the best time to schedule out a photographer because more often than not, the doctor has already given out a tentative delivery date. Contrary to the usual process of booking out a professional photographer, booking a baby photographer
Overriding the photographer.
Be cooperative and help out in any way that you possibly can but be careful about toeing the line a little too much. You need to still respect the fact that your photographer would want to be the main authority during the baby photoshoot and you should back off a bit during the actual photo session. It’s nice for you to let him know what you want out of the baby photos and what you would like to get in the end of it all but you should at least allow him to do what he would like creatively. Take note of the fact that even if you are the client, he has been doing this for years now. He has experience and technical skills and knowledge to back him up and this is the main reason why you hired him out in the first place so think about that before you start questioning his decisions. Plus, it would be really difficult to pull through with the photo shoot with someone breathing down his neck all the time. So don’t be overbearing but by all means, help him out in any way that you can.
Being too passive during the shoot.
Remember that your photographer will be relying on you to see things through. He will depend on you to clean up messes the baby happens to make, including keeping the baby entertained and focus by looking at the camera all the time so that he can get all of the important shots in so far. You aren’t there as some sort of a bystander. You and your photographer are a team and you need to work hand in hand in order to make sure that things work out in all of the best ways at the end of the day. You can’t be passive. You need to be active and alert every step of the way in order for things to work out for you so far.
Not coming in prepared.
Have all of your supplies ready so that you have all of the right things going on for you so far. Have some wet wipes handy so that you can clean up any messes just in the nick of time. Some extra clothes will come in handy as well so pack a few of them. The baby might barf or do worse (you’ll never really know). It’s always better to at least be prepared for anything that might come up.