Why choose a professional Newborn Photographer

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