This week is Newborn Safety Week, in our newborn photography circles. I wanted to share with my clients the measures that I take to make sure your baby is safe in the studio. 90% of the poses that I do in the studio are very safe with no risk involved; beanbag shots, and shots of baby in basket laying down surrounded by fluffy and pretty textures. I do like to take bucket shots, and those to require extra safety steps. I won't put baby in this pose, unless his or her arms will easily get into position. I can tell when they will, and when they won't. And if I'm not sure, I might attempt, but I will never let go of baby until I'm certain he or she is not going to move. In this particular pose, I prefer to have a parent "point" with a finger, and support baby's head. I would rather edit out a hand than have baby startle and have an issue with safety. So, there you have it - a before and after in one of my favorite baskets/props.