Choosing the right newborn baby photographer is really important – make sure you ask these 10 important questions
Are you looking for a newborn baby photographer? I recommend that you take a little time and choose the best one for you. I think there are really fundamental 10 questions to ask every newborn baby photographer. You need to choose a style that’s right for you plus you also need to make sure that your baby will be safe.
My top 10 questions to ask your newborn baby photographer
1. What if my baby won’t settle?
This question is one of the most common questions. But it’s not something you need to worry about. I started photographing newborn babies in 2010 and know all the settling tricks!! The 5 S’s rule is one of the most effective ways to settle ting babies – click here to find out more.
2. Are you a specialist newborn photographer?
This is a really important question. Your newborn baby is so very precious. If I was a new Mum I would want a specialist baby photographer who knows how to keep my baby safe and comfortable. A good specialist, newborn photography studio will be totally equipped for newborn photography. I personally would not take a tiny baby to a ‘generic’ studio, which ‘also’ offers baby photography.
3. What is your style of newborn photography?
When you are searching for a photographer you need to decide what style of photography you love. I offer pure, simple, bright baby photography. The images I create are absolutely timeless and will look as good in years to come as they do today.
4. How long does a newborn photoshoot last?
Some photography studios book multiple baby sessions each day. This may mean that your session is hurried if your baby is a little unsettled. Rarely (if ever) do I book more than one session per day. This means your session takes as long as it needs to. The style of photography I offer is much more relaxed than most. This means less time fussing over very specific poses, which usually means a much shorter session. My newborn baby photography sessions are usually just a couple of hours.
5. What about siblings and other family members?
Absolutely! Older brothers and sisters will be a really important part of any newborn photoshoot. If your older children are really young (toddlers) it may be better for them to come for just part of the session. This way we can focus on your new baby without distraction.
6. Is your studio homely and comfortable?
Your newborn photoshoot may well be the first time you leave the house with your newborn baby. As new parents, you are likely to be exhausted and just a little bit overwhelmed! When I designed and built my photography studio, I wanted it to really feel like a home. It’s not an unwelcoming, rented space in a commercial setting. It’s a purpose-built, beautiful, and fully equipped baby photography studio.
7. What do I need to bring to my session?
Just you, your baby, and formula if you are bottle-feeding or topping up! My studio has pretty much everything else sorted. I have a changing table, nappies, and water wipes plus everything your baby will need to wear. There is also a fully equipped kitchen and a fridge for you to store food and milk.
8. How do I prepare for a newborn photoshoot?
Once your newborn baby photography session is booked in I will send some really useful information. It’s not complicated. You won’t need to worry about when to time a feed before leaving. You won’t need to worry about a dirty nappy just before you leave the house! The entire day will be totally relaxed and, if you need to feed as soon as you walk in the door then that’s absolutely fine!
9. How long before I can see my photographs for the first time?
If you’re not too tired I try to do a really quick edit of your photographs straight after the session. I leave you in peace for a little while and most people use this time to eat some lunch. I have a design room specifically for sharing your photographs with you and generally do this about an hour after the photoshoot has finished. If, for any reason, you need to get going we can either do this at a later time or even over Zoom.
10. How much does it all cost?
There is a charge for the photography session and editing and then you decide what else you would like to buy. The amount people spend varies massively from one client to another. Prices start low for printed and mounted fine art prints so there is something for every budget. You can click here to access my pricing page and please get in touch if you’d like to find out more