How to Choose the Perfect Newborn Photographer for Your Family

How to Choose the Perfect Newborn Photographer for Your Family

Choosing the perfect newborn photographer can be a daunting task. With so many photographers to choose from, how do you know who is the best fit for your family? It can be hard to decide who to trust with your newborn’s first photo shoot. Here are a few tips on how to choose the perfect newborn photographer for your family.

Their Style

When choosing a newborn photographer, one of the first things you should consider is their style. For a newborn photographer, style is in reference to posing as well as use of light and editing.

Posing

Do you want traditional posed, studio style newborn photos? Or are you looking for lifestyle photos in your own home? Do they use a lot of props or keep it simple with just baby? Once you have an idea of the type of newborn photos you are wanting, start your search for a photographer that specializes in that style. (If you’re wondering, I specialize in studio style posed newborn sessions).

Use of Light and Editing

Once you’ve decided on the posing style you’re after, take a look at how the photographer uses light and edits their newborn photos. Are the newborn photos dark and moody? Or are they light and airy? Consider what style you are drawn to most when making your decision.

The newborn photographer’s style will play a big role in what type of newborn photos you end up with, so be sure to choose a photographer whose style you love!

If you’re looking for traditional posed, studio style newborn photos, start your search for a photographer that specializes in that style. If you’re drawn to light and airy newborn photos, look for a newborn photographer whose work reflects that same aesthetic. No matter what style you prefer, be sure to choose a newborn photographer whose work you love!

Pro tip: Look for consistency in portfolios. That way you’ll know, what you see is what you get!

You don’t really get a do-over, so make sure you can be confident in the level of quality you’ll be seeing in your photos!

Safety

Safety is always the number one priority when it comes to newborns, so you’ll want to make sure that your photographer is experienced in newborn photography and trained in safety. They should also be familiar with posing newborns and have a gentle touch.

Other aspects to safety when it comes to newborns, is cleanliness and exposure to illness. Newborns are very susceptible to certain illnesses, so you’ll want to make sure the photographer you choose takes those things seriously and is fully transparent with you for any questions you’d like to ask about protecting your sweet little newborn and what precautions they take to keep their space safe for you and your family.

Pro tip: Infant CPR classes are highly recommended!

Experience

Of course you’ll want a newborn photographer with plenty of experience, but that’s not what I’m referring to here.. I’m talking about the experience YOU will have!

You’ll be spending a lot of time with your newborn photographer during your newborn session. You want to make sure you feel comfortable with your newborn photographer. They should be kind, patient and open. After all, you’re trusting them with one of the most precious things in your life! Newborn photography can be unpredictable (as we all know), so finding someone who is easy to work with and has a “no stress” attitude will put you at ease and make for a much smoother experience overall.

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions and get to know them before booking! I promise, it will be worth it in the end when you see how beautiful your newborn portraits turn out!

Pro tip: It is also important to find out how many sessions they typically do in a day and if they will be able to give your baby the individualized attention they deserve.

Passion

Last but not least, you’ll want to make sure your newborn photographer is passionate about newborn photography! This is such an important thing because their passion will show in their work.

If they’re passionate about newborn photography, they’ll be constantly striving to improve their craft and provide you with the best possible experience and product. They’ll also be better equipped to deal with any challenges that may come up during your session (which, let’s face it, are bound to happen from time to time).

Pro tip: Ask them why they chose this specialty and see if they “light up!”

Let’s recap

The newborn stage is such a fleeting time, so be sure to choose a newborn photographer that you feel confident in to capture these precious memories for your family that you’ll cherish forever!

When searching for a newborn photographer, you’ll want to pay close attention to a few key things

1 Their Style – both posing and editing
2 Safety – in posing and illness prevention
3 Experience – theirs and what yours will be
4 Passion – do they gush about it

I hope these tips help you as you begin your search for the perfect newborn photographer for your family! If you have any questions or would like me to help guide you through the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Now that you know how to choose the perfect newborn photographer for your family, the next step is actually finding one! Here are a few tips:
-Start by asking friends and family for recommendations. If you know someone who has recently had a newborn, ask them who they used and if they were happy with the results.
-Search online for newborn photographers in your area. Be sure to read reviews and look at portfolios before making your decision.
-Once you’ve narrowed down your list, reach out to each photographer and set up a consultation. This is a great way to get to know them and see if they’re a good fit for your family.

I hope these tips help you find the perfect newborn photographer for your family! If you have any questions or would like me to help guide you through the process, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

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Written by amanda