What should you be looking for in a new born photographer ?
You need like the style of photography offered by the photographer, know what you are getting for your money and be able to trust that the photographer will put your new babies health, safely and happiness first.
You should be able to have a pre - consultation with your chosen photographer, before any money has changed hands and discuss session style, what images you wish to achieve, with or without props, what to expect when you arrive, and also feel comfortable to ask any questions or concerns you may have. You should also be offered advise on how to prepare to your session to make it run smoothly.
When should you book ?
We recommend that you book around your 20 week scan to save disappointment. Although a lot of our clients book at 12 weeks.
Who is best to take portraits of my baby ?
You need someone who has been trained and really need to look at the photographers gallery to see what they are able to achieve and there style.
I have a friend photographer can they do this ?
No unless they are a new born specialist they will not have the specialist equipment and will not be able to pose your new born into the simplest of poses without distress to your new born and it will be a stressful and disappointing experience for everyone. Photography has many different sectors and not everyone can do all of them.
Can I just do this myself at home ?
No this is not recommended, new born photography is a specialist type of photography, it takes years of training in posing, lighting, safety and of course baby settling, to be able to achieve the most simple new born portraits well, it is definitely not recommended to try any of the more advanced poses yourself or let your photographer friend practise on your new baby, even if they have seen it done this is very dangerous.
If you want portraits to treasure forever, do it the right way and book a new born specialist.