Welcoming your baby on her first day arriving must be worrying, exciting and even challenging. You feel like your world is changing a lot and it feels like the start of something new; the start of a new family member. You want to get ready and even think of informing your families and there seems to be a lot of things to do, but!
What about photos? Not the photos that your husband took, legit newborn baby photography done by an actual photographer. Calling a photographer now will take a lot of time and may cost you more while not being able to get one that suits your taste, especially to get a first day photo.
After knowing when your due date will be, during your third trimester you can start looking for a photographer. Don’t wait until your last month, because there is a chance that you may born your baby a little earlier than planned. Planning way earlier before the due date, can ensure that your photographer is available for you.
Your photographer might have discussed this beforehand, but remember to call your photographer once you feel contractions and are close to you newborn time. The hassle and chaos might make you forget to.
While during your pregnancy, you may be experiencing a bit discomfort and might end up feeling lazy and rather just choose whatever photographer you came across. But, remember that your time invested here will be for your baby’s first day outside into the world.
First thing you might do is searching around on the internet looking up for photographers that are listed on index. Skimming through the album, you might come across someone that took shots that you really like. Then, you might think ,”Okay, I want this person.” But, wait! There many other talented people in newborn baby photography. Take a look around more, ask for your friends and relatives recommendations and compare.
When you have some candidates on your mind, talk with your partner about it and discuss when to call or meet with the photographers. Ask about their experiences and what kind of pictures they usually take. Then, you should also discuss their pricings and what is included in the packages they offer. This is important, ask and call all your candidates, don’t stop at one that you feel good enough, there might be someone better on your next call.
Ask for their portfolios outside what they’ve shown to you. You will want to see not only the best but their quality in general. Then, you will get the hang of what kind of pictures you will get.
In newborn baby photography, all you need to do is to be prepared to enter the frame. No need to bring pretty or flashing outfits for the photography. The main focus of the photos will be your newborn. Siblings are also to be invited to take part.
These three tips can help you get ready for your newborn baby photography session properly! Don’t forget that being ready sooner will help you on your due day.