Tips for Booking a Newborn Photo Session
Are You Expecting? Time to start thinking maternity and newborn photos and finding the right maternity and newborn photographer for you.
There is so much to do when you are getting ready for the arrival of your new baby–cribs, diapers, strollers, car seats, the list can be long. Choosing your newborn and maybe maternity photographer is just as important–after all you and your child will treasure these images for years and perhaps generations to come. Here are some suggestions and tips for choosing the best photographer for you and your family.
Choosing a Style I believe, choosing a matenrity and newborn photographer is just as important as picking a wedding photographer, after all your baby will never be a newborn again and you want to have gorgeous photos that you will love. Check out photographers in your area (www.KaufmanPhoto.com), follow their Facebook pages (https://www.facebook.com/KaufmanPhoto/), connect on the phone or even in person. Carefully look through the maternity and newborn portfolios of the photographers and maybe decide on what you like (or perhaps don’t like). Do you prefer images taken at the studio or perhaps an in-home “lifestyle” newborn photo session is more of your jam. What props or accessories did you like? Each photographer has his or her own look and feel, we call it a “voice”, and you want to find a “voice” that is the best for you.
Book Ahead If at all possible, you want to book a photographer in your second/beginning of third trimester (2-4 months out) to guarantee a newborn photo session spot on a photographer’s calendar, especially if you are due during busier months of May-November when outdoor family photo sessions are also happening. Book your newborn session as early as possible and cross this item from your long “Preparing for Baby” to do list. Your newborn photographer, should aim to book your newborn session 7-14 days post birth date to ensure a sleepy baby that he or she can pose into those beautiful squishy and curly newborn poses.
Be sure to ask questions…Experience is very important when working with newborns. I have spent the last 9 years working with newborns and perfecting my techniques of working with
and capturing a newborn and would highly recommend working with an experienced and practiced newborn photographer. When it comes to newborn photography, price is not everything (would you want on sale sushi?)–experience, great reviews, recommendations and a beautiful portfolio that speaks to you is what you are looking for. You may also want to know more about the studio that a photographer works out of, what accessories they offer during a session, and even your color preferences. My newborn studio is well-stocked with newborn props, hats, headbands, wraps, drops, etc. I welcome questions; as I believe that the more the client knows, the better experience it will be for both of us.
Kaufman Photography is a photo stduio in Sharon, MA specializing in maternity, newborn and family portraits. To book your newborn photo session, please email KaterinaKaufman@aol.com or call 718-974-4123 or book directly via the form below: