Don't put baby on a horse - Kiwi photographer's top tips for snapping your precious newborn

One Kiwi baby photographer is sharing her tips for capturing babies' precious moments.

Cass English also explains some of the big do nots when trying to get that perfect snap. Source: Seven Sharp

Cass English says there are a lot of risks involved in photographing babies which she has seen throughout her career, including photographing babies with animals.

"I’ve seen babies on the backs of horses and posed beside dogs that look really uncomfortable, you know, they look aggressive," she told TVNZ 1's Seven Sharp. 

"I feel like I’m the only one that’s sorta looking at this like, ‘What? How does anybody not see how this could potentially go very wrong," she says.

The photographer says she has a list of non-negotiable safety rules to keep her young subjects safe.

One of the most important rules to remember, Ms English says, is ensuring the environment is "womb-like" by keeping the child’s surroundings at room temperature.

The second rule is having an assistant on hand to prevent any potential accidents.

The third rule is using measured movements when photographing and moving the young subjects to make them feel happy and safe.

Ms English will join 30 of the world’s best baby photographers early next year as part of an international online forum.