Newborn photography is a fairly new concept, becoming more and more popular with every year that passes – and rightly so!
For ages, the most photographed event of our lives has been the wedding ceremony. Couples plan for years organizing every detail – large to small. Choosing the perfect wedding photographer is a task in itself. Finding the right person who you connect with and trust, as well as the style of photography that pulls on your heart strings can be a daunting task – but one that couples make their top priority.
Well, because it is the most important day of your life… right? Well, once you choose to have children, I’m sure the welcoming of your baby into the world trumps any well planned and thought out wedding ceremony.
From the first moment you see, hold and smell your newborn child – your world will change. Love will become something bigger than you ever knew was possible. As you see your newborn child, you’ll experience what it is like to literally have your heart beating outside of your body. You will feel love like you never knew possible. Your wedding day will be a memory past – THIS will become the most important day of your life.
Newborn Photography is a growing trend – and rightfully so. Newborn Photography is designed for children 15 days or less. Let me say that again – 15 days or less! Tiny, curled up little infants, fresh into the world. The fingers and toes, the eyelashes, every little detail. All of these beautiful features will change with each passing day. Somewhere around day 12 they discover the joy that is stretching. After day 20, it’s almost impossible to get baby into that deep sleep that came so easily in their first few days…so it’s unlikely that we’ll be able to get them into any of the more bendy newborn poses.
Capturing your newborn baby with a professionally trained newborn photographer will be the first ‘gift’ that you give to them (and yourself!). A newborn session cannot be re-done. It is literally a once-in- a-lifetime event.
Yes, you can re-shoot six month pictures, or one year pictures, or family pictures. If you hire a photographer that doesn’t deliver quality up to your standards, you can re-do those moments a few weeks later with someone else and there really isn’t any loss.
A newborn photographer is more than just a photographer. She is a caregiver for your infant during the 2-3 hour session. Don’t settle for the first photographer you find, or the cheapest one around. Your newborn photographer will be handling your infant for 2-3 hours, posing, positioning and soothing. Find a photographer who specialises in this art. Find a photographer that you LOVE, that speaks to you, and whose work you can’t live without. It’s an investment that is worth every penny, as she will provide you with stunning images you and your baby will have for generations.
Take your time, look around, and hire a professional that is right for you. Treat your newborn photographer as you would your wedding photographer – because they’re so little only for a little while.
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