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Tips on Choosing a Newborn Photographer

July 17, 2017  •  1 Comment


Choosing a newborn photographer can feel impossible when attempting to navigate your new life after you have just given birth to your new bundle of joy. However, choosing the right photographer is vital in preserving to precious moments of your newborns first few weeks into the world. I have included a few steps that may help make this process a little less daunting and allow you a few extra moments of rest and relaxation...

Get Recommendations

Start by asking family and friends who they had a photographers in the past. Ask them what their thoughts were; personable, photos, professionalism and more. Then proceed to do your own research. Search their social media sites and websites. Take a look at some of their examples and what their reviews reveal about their photo sessions. 

Less is More 

When it comes to photographing your newborn less is more. Your baby is at such a natural and beautiful part of their new life that it is something you do not want to cloud with over editing or excessive props. Finding a newborn photographer who uses a light hand with photoshop is something to look for when searching for a newborn photographer. 


Knowing what the photographer has for products available is very important to consider. Knowing what you wish to do with your photos (canvas prints, photo books, digital images, copyright release, etc.) and ensuring the photographer offers these products is something you should look into before making a decision. This allows for a wide variety of options when it comes to what you may wish to do with these photographs in the future.

Get to Know Them

Give your potential photographer a call and ask them about their process, prices, experience and any other questions you may have. This is a great way to get to know the photographer and see if your personalities match. A photo session should be a fun way to preserve memories of the new addition to your family and finding someone who can not only capture this, but grow with your family over time is a key factor in building a lifelong relationship with your photographer. 

If you have any further questions I'd love to chat with you


Moira Blythe(non-registered)
When I was married, we hired a family friend to do our pictures and they are beautiful, but they are not what I would have preferred in an editing sense. I agree 100% with you here as well about using a light hand with newborn photography as well. I think that using too much editing just means that either you just love that as your personal artistic style or you don't know how to use your camera correctly. I'll keep this in mind when choosing my maternity and newborn photographer!
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