Updated: Mar 10, 2021
What the heck!! I apologize ahead of time, but the tone of this post may be affected by my current state of disbelief and quite frankly, a hint of anger and shock.
I belong to many photography groups and mentoring programs. In one of these groups, I just watched a video of a newborn photographer during a session while she handled a baby for a specific pose. How unsafe and dangerous for that little newborn!! And yes, I've already sent communication to this photographer and to their mentor.
Please, PLEASE... if you are considering a newborn photographer, ensure this person has extensive experience with newborns, read their reviews, I can't say it enough.. READ THEIR REVIEWS! Ask questions, ask about the flow of the session. How will they handle a baby who is crying or uncooperative? Do they GUARANTEE a specific pose, if so, how? Have they been mentored? What experience do they have with a newborn? Do they belong to any newborn photographer association? Are they insured? What specific methods do they use to soothe a newborn? How do they sanitize their studio and how often? Are they a beginner, are they offering a low price session just for practice and to build a portfolio? Remember, the investment you are making is actually priceless.