Choosing the Perfect Newborn Photographer: Five Things to Consider

August 15, 2023

The journey to parenthood is a beautiful and transformative one, and you’re probably feeling a whirlwind of emotions right now. As a photographer who specializes in capturing those precious early moments, I’m here to help you make an informed decision when choosing the right newborn photographer. After all, these photos will be cherished memories for years to come. So, let’s dive into the top five questions you should ask potential newborn photographers.

What’s Your Style?

Just like your parenting style, photographers have their own unique approach too. Some specialize in posed portraits, while others focus on lifestyle shots that capture the natural essence of your family. By discussing your vision with us during your initial consultation, you can ensure that your expectations align perfectly.

Experience and Safety Measures

Newborn photography requires a delicate touch and a whole lot of patience. Inquiring about a photographer’s experience with newborns is crucial. Ask about their safety protocols, how they handle newborns, and if they’ve undergone any relevant training. Your little one’s comfort and safety should be the top priority – it’s certainly ours.

Timing and Scheduling

Newborn photo sessions are best done within the first two weeks of life when babies are still sleepy and curl up naturally. Make sure to discuss the photographer’s availability and how they handle rescheduling in case your baby arrives earlier or later than expected. We always recommend booking early – put down a deposit and we will guarantee you session availability. 

Portfolio and Reviews

A picture is worth a thousand words, and a photographer’s portfolio can give you a clear sense of their skills and style. Don’t hesitate to ask for sample galleries from previous newborn sessions. Additionally, check online reviews and testimonials to get a sense of what past clients have experienced. You can check out our rave reviews here.

Packages and Pricing

Budgets vary, but investing in quality newborn photography is truly an investment in capturing fleeting moments. Discuss pricing, what’s included in the packages, and any additional costs that might arise. Some photographers offer print options, while others focus on digital files, so clarify what you’ll receive at the end.

I can’t wait to welcome your little one and create some stunning memories together! Feel free to reach out if you have any more questions or want to discuss your vision further. 

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