Narrowing Down the Selection of a Newborn Photographer
So, you have decided to take pictures of your newborn. You have done all the research and you decided it is the right time for your newborn portraits. The pride and joy you feel is one you want to cherish and keep forever. The search for the right photographer is not something that should be taken lightly and your process has already begun. By the end of it, you may have already found a handful of photographers, whether online or by recommendation, that you see as a possibility. The final process of deciding requires that you narrow down to the one for you. If you are still at that stage of narrowing down, here are a few things to consider, helping make that final decision.
When comparing and eventually narrowing down newborn photographers, an important aspect to consider is the experience each photographer has. Not only experience in general photography, but also specifically with newborns. Working with newborns requires that photographer be able to handle and care for your baby while taking quality photos. For that reason, it is imperative that you check how much experience they have working in this particular field. Newborn photography is a whole other game; make sure you pick a photographer that is prepared and perhaps even passionate about it.
This is another factor to consider in the decision. Photographers can offer a variety of styles for your photos. At the same time, you as the parent can look at the different styles each one offers and from there choose. There are lifestyle portraits, that can take place in your own home or the studio portraits. When considering the style you can also consider if you like the backgrounds or props they have to offer. You must ask yourself if you like the way they pose or even process their picture. Your style matching theirs can affect whom you chose in the end.
A photographer’s galleries or portfolios can say a lot about the photographer themselves. Not only does it show their style but also the consistency of their photos. You can ask yourself if they have just a few good photos or is the quality of their photography present throughout. It can also be helpful to check out their blog and see if there is consistency with what they offer and what the final products/photos are.
This final guideline or tip, whichever you consider, is very important. Communication with the newborn photographer is not just important during the shoot but also before even beginning. You should consider how quickly they responded to your initial contact and then how well they continued that communication. It is also recommended that you meet with them to see how well you like the photographer himself or herself. How well you get along and communicate with them can tell you a lot how about how open they can be to your ideas or suggestions. Communication can be vital in such a sensitive and important matter.
This style of photography is one that has that once in a lifetime opportunity feel to it. These portraits are one that you will cherish for the rest of yours and your child’s life. The weight this final decision will care affects the emotions and feelings you will get each time you look at those photos. Following these guidelines and tips of looking at the experience, style, consistency, and communication of the photographers you are considering, can make a major difference in your final lasting result.