How to choose a newborn photographer

How to choose a newborn photographer from SEEDS Photography

By: SEEDS Photography  24-Mar-2016
Keywords: Portrait Photography, Professional Photographer, Digital Photography

I know it can be completely overwhelming trying to find the perfect photographer amongst the sea of ‘professional’ newborn photographers that flood the internet and social media these days, and your babies are only this little once, so choosing the right photographer to capture this ever so fleeting time in your child’s life will be a decision that you won’t want to make lightly.

The most important thing is to find a photographer whose style you LOVE, one who is EXPERIENCED in photographing newborns and one who also fits YOUR needs. Easier said than done, right? I’ve put together some helpful tips and important information to take into consideration when deciding on the photographer who is right for YOU!


STYLE – First and foremost you should have a connection with the photographer’s work; you should love their style – after all this is what you are hiring them to do – to produce amazing images of your precious baby! Do you want lots of props and colour or are you after more natural, organic images? Do you want posed or lifestyle images or a mix of both? Viewing the photo galleries on a photographer’s website should give you a good indication of their overall style.

SAFETY – Is the photographer actually a “real business” – are they registered and fully insured? It doesn’t matter how good a photographer they are or how reasonable their prices may seem, if they are not a registered business with proper business insurance you are putting your baby and your family at risk. Have they been vaccinated against whooping cough? What training have they had? Have they attended courses and workshops specifically aimed in the art of newborn photography? What kind of poses and props will they put your baby in, is it safe? How long have they been photographing newborn babies for? Ask any number of questions of the photographer if you are unsure or have ANY concerns – this is YOUR baby!!

SPECIALTY – Does the photographer specialise in photographing newborns? – this typically indicates that they have greater knowledge and expertise in this area. HOWEVER, PLEASE BE AWARE – there are many new and amateur photographers who claim on their website to ‘specialise’ in newborn photography – but this doesn’t always mean that they are experienced or skilled in doing so. So once again, check that they are a real business, how long they have been photographing newborns and how frequently they work – is it a hobby, a part-time job, or a full-time business?

PORTFOLIO QUALITY – Are the photographer’s images on their website of good quality? Or are they badly lit, out of focus, ‘over-edited’ or not edited at all? Are they consistent in style – or do they seem to be all over the place? Do their newborn galleries show a diverse portfolio with lots of different faces – or are you seeing the same baby and family repeatedly – evidence that they may not have done many photo shoots, perhaps an amateur who is portfolio building? Don’t get me wrong – there is nothing wrong with amateurs as we all start somewhere – but it’s those beginners who falsely advertise as ‘professionals’ (offering cheap prices yet delivering sub-par service and photographs) – that are a real concern.

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