This might be a really stupid question but is it ok for everyone to be taking photos of the new arrival with all the flashes on the cameras etc? Some of those flashes are blinding! You'd imagine that their little eyes would be really sensitive wouldn't you?
You're probably right but newborns sleep so much you'll find most photos for the first 6 weeks or so are of the baby asleep. You'll find people are happy to receive a photo by email just to see the baby before they visit so send a few early photos to family and friends that you've taken yourself and then everyone’s happy. Some new cameras have a baby mode so there's no big flash. HTH