You’ve done the pregnancy test…you’ve had your first scan …yay!!!! your expecting a baby…congratulations!!! your life is now on a roller coaster ride with lots of milestones for you to celebrate along the way. You know you want to capture your beautiful newborn baby when he/she arrives and maybe have some family photos too, but how do you choose the right photographer? There are so many of us! Try not to leave it until baby is here…many newborn photographers are booked months in advance so try and think about it as early on in your pregnancy as possible. My advice to anyone looking for a professional photographer is to firstly look at the images on their website and ask yourself “Are these the type of photographs you want of your baby?” ” can you see them on the wall in your home?” If the answer is yes great! Now its a good idea to check they are a professional photographer, after all…it is professional photographs you want right?… a professional photographer will have insurance, will be trained in photography, maybe hold a qualification, they will be a member of a professional photographers association and they will have baby safety standards in place. Remember you will be passing your brand new daughter or son over to this person, they will be responsible for his/her safety…babies NEVER balance on boxes, or sit with hands under chins unsupported for the sake of a photograph…A professional photographer will take 2 or 3 images of a scene with baby supported by mum or dad the whole time and then they will put these images together in post production, even tiny babies can startle and fall of chairs, boxes etc, babies safety has to be THE most important question for you to raise when looking for a photographer to capture you newborn.
A professional photographer will be more than happy to discuss any of the above with you and you can then rest assured you will have beautiful photographs of your precious newborn baby to cherish forever, you only get one chance at capturing these moments….they grow up way too fast!!