from the desk of Kim

Congratulations! You’re Having a Baby

There are a million things to think about. Once you get past the dreaded morning sickness, most expectant mothers start planning. Beyond nursery themes and picking out colors, choosing the perfect newborn photographer for your baby is on the to-do list.

The Importance of Early Planning

Although it seems like you have plenty of time for that, choosing the right photographer is really important. The good ones have full calendars. Unfortunately, a baby doesn’t bake forever so you are kind of locked into a time frame for booking.

Narrowing Down Your Choices

Once you’ve nailed it down to a few newborn photographers that you love, the next step is picking the right one for you. You are choosing an artist to capture one of your most memorable life events. Personality matters.

Establishing a Rapport

When you interview prospective baby photographers, you want to feel a rapport with them. Are they easy to talk to? Do they listen to your ideas? Do they seem to want to know who you are and what you love? This person will be handling you, your husband, your newborn baby, and possibly your one year old in their cake smash photos. The last thing you want is a gifted photographer that you can’t stand to be around. Trust me they are out there.

Capturing the Essence of Your Family

So much of newborn photography is capturing the essence of who you are as a new family from the maternity pictures to photographing your newborn baby, to their one year mark. You want to choose a photographer that will be considerate of your taste as well. For example, you don’t want loud primary colored props if you desire a softer look because that was the mood your photographer was in that day.

Ensuring a Positive Experience for Everyone

Generally, husbands don’t necessarily enjoy the photo session process so it pays to have a photographer with a good personality to help that man forget about what he’d rather be doing. LOL! You want them to love the pictures but NOT have a nightmare story of the photo shoot to tell their friends. Let them be pleasantly surprised that it was actually fun.

Considering Your Other Children

This may or may not be your first baby. If it’s not, there is a possibility that whomever you choose will need to be amazing with your other children as well. Children are such a good judge of character. It takes more than a little finesse to work with older siblings and newborns to get that perfect picture. Patient endurance is sometimes the key.

The Importance of Clicking with Your Photographer

Clicking with a photographer is as important as choosing a reputable one that excels in their art. It pays to read reviews, check out ones referred to you personally, and interview them personally before choosing that perfect one for you. Not only do you want to capture the beauty of this season, you want to have fond memories of the process. You never know, but you might just make a family friend that will love you and your family as they capture this season in your family’s story.