A few tips for choosing a photographer for your newborn baby.
1. One of the most important things is to look at the photographer’s folio of photos and choose someone whose style you fall in love with. There are “basically” two types of newborn photographers. One that shoots posed, curled up images which might include props. If you are in Brisbane, I can recommend some photographers for you who do this type of imagery so well. The other type is what we might call a “lifestyle” photographer who might do more of a candid session in your home without as much posing and more focus on “imperfect moments”. This is the type of session which I offer and if you are looking for other photographers in this genre, I can also recommend a list of lovely ladies. For more information e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2. The skill level and resultant images you will find with different photographers will vary greatly. So again, it’s important to fall in love with their work if you are going to pay good money for these images.
3. Safety of babies is most important! There are some newer photographers who may not be aware of how to safely pose a fragile newborn baby. Please make sure your photographer is experienced with babies and have a read of this information. If there are any poses that you feel uncomfortable with your photographer doing, speak up!http://blog.littlepiecesphotography.com.au/safety-first…/
6. Good work isn’t cheap and cheap work (usually) isn’t good. Just something to keep in mind. Professional photographers value their time and skill, and charge accordingly. If you need some options for paying the cost, just ask if they do payment plans or offer credit card payment. Most professionals do.
7. Book ahead! Some photographers book out months in advance. I’m currently pregnant and I booked my birth and newborn photographers pretty much straight after I fell pregnant.
8. If you want to get to know your photographer better before booking them, have a chat with them on the phone. We are a pretty friendly bunch. 😉 Also, stalk their Facebook pages and Instagram to get a feel for how they work and their professionalism.
9. Read the reviews/testimonials on their Facebook pages.
10. Make sure you are aware of all of the costs when you are booking so that you are not surprised later down the track.
11. If you find a photographer you love on social media, check out their websites as well! Usually there is a heap of useful information on the website including costs, FAQ, what to wear etc.
12. Your photographer will be able to guide you artistically.