Finding your baby photographer can be an overwhelming task. Browsing through Google with one hand on your growing baby bump, and wondering who you should book to capture your little one when they arrive.
How do you choose?
That is where I come in – I am here to help! Here are some key things to consider when booking your newborn baby photoshoot:
Are you looking for props and accessories, or something more natural?
If you’d like a photo of your little posed in a bucket, with a flower bonnet on and lots of other cute accessories and props, then look for someone who specialises in newborn prop photography. They will have all the buckets, boats, moons, beds and other newborn posing props, as well as a full array of accessories and outfits for your newborn portraits, they will direct you and pose your baby in a range of different themed set ups.
Personally, I prefer a more natural style of photography. During my sessions whilst I do use some different wraps and even a bowl or two, I keep the focus on baby and you ~ simple, beautiful, natural. I will prompt you to act as you normally would with your little ones – breathe in their gorgeous newborn smell, give that gorgeous baby some kisses or even a little tickle. By recreating scenarios that are familiar to your daily life, I am able to capture genuine, real photos of you all that tell the story of your wonderful family.
Where would you like it to take place?
At your home, in a studio or outdoors? If you’re looking for a newborn shoot or even a baby under 1 year old, ideally you’d like it to take place indoors where it’s cosy and warm, so your little one feels super comfortable. For maternity or family sessions with babies older than one, outdoors can be a wonderful option too!
There are lots of photographers out there who either have their own dedicated space, shoot outdoors or will come to your home.
My studio is best for newborn portraits, baby sessions including cake smash sessions and intimate maternity portraits. For families with children older than 1 year of age, and even for maternity sessions, I love to take advantage of the beautiful Northern Beaches and the many parks, beaches, rock pools and stunning outdoor-scapes around this beautiful city.
Where are they based?
For maternity and family photoshoots, I often have clients who travel up to 3 hours to come to my studio for photoshoots!
However, for newborns in particular this often isn’t possible, as it’s not recommended to have them in the car for hours and hours when they’re so tiny and new.
This is why it’s good to check where a photographer is based. See if they are accessible to you, and if you can get to them easily with a baby in tow.
If you’d like to hear more about how I can capture your photography, let’s have a chat! Pop me a message and I’ll get back to you with all of the details really soon.