Post # 1
Is this a normal thing proud parents do these days?
Within 24 hours of being born, the baby has been through a very extensive professional photoshoot with lots of props, the best of which have been compiled into a video, the song selected, the video has been uploaded to youtube, and shared by the parents through social media far and wide.
Too much, or just right?
I’m hoping linking to it is ok. It’s publicly available to view.
(edited to remove link to video just because I didn’t feel right about linking to it. It was long, with a very large variety of photos).
Post # 3
I know some hospitals have photographers for this sort of thing. See that the baby still has the wrist band on?
Not something I’d do, but I know some hospitals offer photoshoots for newborns.
Post # 4
@Hyperventilate: Really? That extensive, you think? I had no idea this was a thing!
Post # 5
Well, I think putting all baby’s tombstone data on the internet isn’t a good idea (full name and DOB), but the pictures are pretty cute. We’ll probably do a photoshoot, but keep the photos to ourselves and close friends and family.
Post # 6
Yeah, I know some people who have done this. But only a few, thank god. I do think it’s a little weird, but it’s mostly for family. I’m sure the grandparents eat it up.
Post # 7
I think it’s nice – for immediate family and friends.
I don’t see a reason to give this child NO privacy from the time they are born. I know that lots of people live their lives on facebook – but I think that is a decision best made by each individual, and not by default because the parents have been sharing everything since the moment of birth with the world.
Post # 8
@Hyperventilate: Yes, some hospitals do that. I used to be one of those photographers during college…..
Post # 9
If you google “Newborn hospital photography” you’ll see an overwhelming amount of people who do just this.
Post # 10
Wow… I really did not know people do this.
I knew some hospitals took photos of babies, but I thought the photographer would just take a couple shots of the baby, and maybe the baby with the parents, and that’s all.
The turnaround time is just incredible to me.
Post # 11
I agree with OP, sounds a little cray cray crazy to me
Post # 12
Newborn photography is a HUGE business. So this doesn’t surprise me at all.
Post # 13
The only thing that really surprised me was the obvious turn-around time of this project! That’s just plain impressive =)
Post # 14
I don’t know that if right after labor I would want to be doing this. I think I would want to leave my LO alone to adjust and sleep while I could. I am not really a fan of this idea. I know we all want cute newborn pictures but jeeze…also I’m not digging the spelling of the name.
Post # 15
Well, I know that most newborn photographers want to schedule the shoot for within the first 10 days of life because that is when the babies are most sleepy and… bendy?
Also, I am not surprised at all with the turn around time. I didn’t see the link but just based on the sheer number of engagement photos my photog got in 2-3 hours… I’m sure they could have taken plenty of photos in 1-2 hours and then a few more hours for editing? The entire project could probably be finished in half a day.
Post # 16
I have no idea what that link was like. My my step mom just had a baby in February and they had a photoshoot at the hospital the day after he was born. Like with full on props and poses and everything.