I am not just a Boston-based newborn photographer with over 12 years of experience. I am also a mother of four. I understand the importance of capturing those early moments of your little one from both a personal and professional standpoint. I know firsthand how choosing a newborn photographer can be an overwhelming task, especially for new parents.
After all, newborn photography is a specialized field that requires both technical skills and creativity, and there are so many factors when it comes to choosing the right photographer for your family. Keep reading for my tips on how to choose a newborn photographer.
The first step in choosing a newborn photographer is to do your research. Look for photographers who specialize in newborn photography and have extensive experience working with infants. You should take a look at their portfolios, reviews, and ratings to get a sense of their style and quality of work. Make sure that you do this for a few different photographers so you can compare them and make a list of those who meet your requirements.
Every photographer has a unique style, and it is essential to choose a photographer whose style matches your vision. Do you prefer a classic, posed style? Or are you looking for a more natural, lifestyle approach? As you look through the photographer’s portfolio, you should be able to get a sense of their style and whether it matches your preferences.
Newborn photography requires a certain level of expertise, and it is important to choose a photographer who has experience working with newborns. Check the photographer’s qualifications, such as their training and how long they have been in the industry, to ensure that they have the necessary skills to handle and pose a newborn safely.
Speaking of safety, newborn safety should be the top priority during a photography session. You should always look for a photographer who takes the necessary precautions to ensure your child’s safety during the shoot. When you have that initial conversation, ask the photographer about their safety practices and protocols, such as using a spotter, keeping the room warm, and sanitizing props and equipment.
Newborn photography sessions are typically done within the first two weeks of the baby’s birth. So you’ll want to make sure that the photographer you decide to book with is available during that time frame.
Also, consider the photographer’s location and whether they offer in-studio or on-location shoots. While shooting at your home can provide for a more comfortable environment, if you don’t have the space or you’d prefer not to have to have your house cleaned prior to your shoot (after all, you have a newborn on your hands), then a photographer who has a studio may be preferable. Choose a photographer whose location and set up is convenient for you.
Newborn photography can vary greatly when it comes to cost, so it is important to understand the photographer’s pricing and packages. Ask the photographer about their fees and what is included in their packages. Choose a photographer whose pricing fits within your budget and offers the services you require.
One thing you should never compromise on though is safety. Even if you find a photographer who matches your desired aesthetic and is in your price range, if they don’t offer any kind of safety protocols then you will want to look elsewhere.
Just keep these tips in mind and you will find a photographer who can capture those precious early moments of your little one that you can cherish for a lifetime.
If you are in the Boston area and are looking for a newborn photographer, I would be happy to set up a call to answer all of your questions. My experience as both a photographer and a mother has given me the skills and knowledge necessary to work with infants safely and comfortably. I prioritize creating a warm and comfortable environment for both parents and babies, and always take necessary precautions to ensure the well-being of your little one during the shoot.