I’ve been wanting to write a little something on "why choose a professional newborn photographer" for some time now, so here goes!
I had already been a professional photographer for over 8 years before I decided I wanted to
become a newborn photographer. I already had good knowledge about lighting, my camera
and post production and thought ‘how hard can it be to photograph cute newborn babies’ -
how wrong could I have been.
It’s taken me years of practice, learning how to calm your baby, tricks on how to get your
baby into a deep sleep, how to pose your baby safely, and paying attention to the little
details as it is the little details that make all the difference.
There is so much more to newborn photography that meets the eye. Any photographer that
has tried newborn photography will know exactly what I mean. You may be tempted to take
up the offer of a friend who thinks they are an experienced photographer with a super duper
camera but have no knowledge of newborn shoots. Yes, they may be cheaper or even free
but once they realise how specialised and difficult this type of photography is there is no
second chance to book an experienced photographer as by then the newborn stage has
If you have your heart set on this style of newborn photography do your research and
choose a photographer whose images you absolutely LOVE, after all these images will be
on your walls for years to come, passed down through generations. You will not regret
paying that lit