So you are expecting a new baby….. Congratulations!!!!
You are considering getting some professional photographs to document your gorgeous baby bump and/or newborn baby.
Where do you start??? How do you find the best photographer who will make you feel relaxed and comfortable for your maternity photos, and how can you be sure your precious newborn baby is in good hands when it is time for those all important first photos. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a photographer to ensure you find a photographer who is right for you and your family…
Have you fallen in love with their previous work??? Most professional photographers have websites that you can have a look at their latest work. Have a look for images that you fall in love with to help you narrow your search down. You will probably find an emotional connection to their particular style so you should go with that.
Ask if they have invested in education specialising in newborn photography ( i.e. have done newborn workshops, learning newborn posing and safety)
Most of the time they will have attended newborn workshops to perfect their craft and learn settling/soothing techiniques, baby posing and newborn safety. Safety is VERY important!
Finally cost – Although cost is a factor, it shouldn’t be the deciding factor. If you really value the precious memories that photographs provide, you will realise that the cost is priceless. How much did you spend on your last flat screen TV or plasma???? Choose a professional newborn photographer that will provide you with stunning images that you can’t live without.
Although cost is a factor and rightfully so, try not to make it the only factor. These photographs will be in your family for generations, they will be shown again in 30 years time at your child’s wedding, then resurface when your child is expecting their own baby. When you hold these photographs in 35-40 years time, you will close your eyes and be able to recall everything about your child when they were newborns – their baby ‘smell’, the warmth of their bodies, their little fingers and toes. These photographs will not only serve as documentation – they will serve as food for your soul.