It’s time to research and find your professional newborn photographer, but what are the top things you should consider when selecting the right photographer for you? As an experienced newborn photographer, I’ve created a “Top 5 Tips” list to help you select your newborn photographer.
A baby’s immune system is not fully developed until they are around 6 months old. Because of this, it is our responsibility as parents to ensure that we are providing our children with a healthy environment. Often, we think about this at home but can assume that other professionals take the same care that we do. As the mother of 2 girls, it’s a huge responsibility and one we should consider strongly when choosing a newborn photographer.
Safety is extremely important. I have been a neonatal ICU nurse for 9 years so I have years of professional experience handling babies.
Be sure to check the level of experience of your newborn photographer. After all, you’re paying for the service and deserve to work with a professional from start to finish.
#4 The Work
Every photographer has a unique approach and style. Are you looking for more lifestyle imagery or posed pictures? I choose to do a mix of both but some photographers prefer shooting one over the other. I also specialize in natural light photography for newborns.
Share these images and discuss with your photographer to make sure that the two of you are on the same page and are working towards the same result.
Do you have a preference of studio vs. in-home (on location) for your newborn photos? If you aren’t sure, take a look at some favorite images from Pinterest, other platforms and the photographer’s own website. Look at the style of photograph to determine if it was shot in studio or on location. Discuss with your photographer to see if they can take the pictures where you desire.
If you are local to the Jacksonville area, I’d love to work with you and be your newborn photographer. I specialize in natural light photography. If you have any questions I have not answered here please contact me.
- Carrie Adams