How to shop for a Newborn Photographer?

Newborn Photography is in a league of its own. It is portraiture photography where the subject, being newborn, will totally ignores photographer’s directions. They will do what they want and when they want it, especially toilet breaks. They will also dictate their meal breaks and will demand for it loudly. 😄

Jokes aside, newborn are fragile little beings, and you want to choose the right photographer. You want the confidence that you can entrust your baby’s safety to them for a few hours. Hence you need to hire a photographer who has gone through professional hands-on trainings to handle your newborn. In these workshops, photographers learn how to safely pose newborn, photography skills cater to newborn and tricks on how to calm fussy babies.

It is important that you shop around and compare, you can easily do your research via the internet. Go through your preferred photographer media platform, most common being Facebook, Instagram and their web site. It is important to read up the reviews provided by their customers.

Established photographers will have their own unique style. Looking at their portfolio will usually invoke certain feelings in you. Do you feel the image is too dark and moody for you? Do you like the bright contrasting colours they use? Or do you prefer complementary or monochromatic colours? Do they pose the baby well? Do you like the props they use, and do they pay attention to the little details?

Feel free to contact the photographers you have shortlisted and ask them some questions. Get to know them, what type of service do they offer, where does the shoot take place, when can you expect to see the images, how much is their fee, etc. Once you are comfortable, start the booking process before your due date.

Hope the above helps you choose the right Newborn photographer for your family. Feel free to contact us if you need more info.

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