Why choose a professional photographer for you baby photos?
When searching for the perfect baby photographer to capture the most special time in your life there are a few things to consider.
I will cover a few of the important factors which are relevant for all my sessions.
The obvious things are important too -
Style - Does your photographer's style and work suit what you love. There are different photographers offering very different styles from natural, posed to a mix of both.
Location - Where is your photographer? I have both a studio for my posed prop style sessions and I now offer natural home sessions for new babies which are perfect for mums who cant get out due to a caesarean section .
Cost - Does your photographers packages suit your budget? Photography is a luxury item and I offer a range of packages to suit your requirements.
A few points to consider are -
- Is your photographer qualified ? - I am qualified with my Licentiate in both the SWPP and the Guild of Photographers for babies and children.
- Is the photographer fully trained? - I have been on several newborn specialist training courses on learning how to handle and pose babies safely.
I have been trained by some of the top newborn photographers in both the uk and abroad.
- Registered ? - Are they a legitimate business paying tax and national insurance?
- Insured? - Are they fully insured and have public liability insurance incase of an accident?
- Disclosure Check - In Scotland people working with children are asked to have a disclosure check. I have my certificate available to show if requested.
- Practice safe? I am a member of Baby and Newborn Photography Association, http://www.banpas.co.uk/ In a newborn session the most important factor is the baby is safe and comfortable at all times. Every session and baby is different, some prefer to be posed other don't. I only do poses the baby is happy and comfortable in. Baby is never left alone, I either have mum or dad beside baby at all times either holding or watching them closely. Sometimes babies need to be held to get the shot but then the images are merged together afterwards in photoshop to create a composite shot. Samples of this shown below.
Professional photographers spend time editing the images in photoshop to perfect them.
I hope this helps, please feel to get in touch with me if you have any questions.