Tacoma Newborn Photographer – Eeeek! My Newborn Has Baby Acne. Should I Reschedule Her Photography Session?


Here’s a couple of little skin problems that pop up a lot with baby photography: baby acne and peely skin. They often pop up without warning and if it occurs before your newborn photo session, you might feel the urge to reschedule. But that is totally unnecessary, and here’s why.

Baby acne and peely skin appear on just about every baby that’s ever been born and they are very temporary and they usually go away after a few days, but when it happens to your baby right before you have a professional newborn photography session coming up you might panic…but you don’t have to worry!

Other skin conditions you might notice on your baby before your photo shoot include:

  • Jaundice
  • Bruising
  • Pink skin
  • Purple feet
  • Heat rash/bumps

So Should I Just Wait Or Reschedule?

While the choice is definitely yours to make, rescheduling isn’t necessary at all. Baby skin issues are so common in the world of baby photography, and I’ve experienced one, two or all of these issues with most of the newborns that come in for their newborn photo session. There are various ways to help baby acne, peely skin and any other skin issues go away.

For example, my lighting is very flattering for every baby and for those that have a little skin issue going on that particular day, my lighting will minimize the issue.  Also, I am highly skilled in the area of newborn skin editing, I know the latest techniques and have specific skin editing software. There is a fine line between making a baby’s skin look perfect and making it look plastic. I know where that line is and will make your baby’s skin perfect.

By keeping your session during those first few days of your baby’s life and letting me worry about any skin issue your baby has, you can get stunningly beautiful photos of your baby in those precious early days when they’re still tiny, squishy and sleepy. If you’re still worried about your baby’s acne and how it might affect your photo session, please don’t hesitate to contact me to talk about it.

Newborn photography sessions are best when they take place when baby is between 5 to 12 days old. Reserving your newborn session early, anytime in your second trimester, is recommended. Is your baby here or due any day?! Call me and let’s see if there is a last minute opening! 360.438.0432

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