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.
If you are a photographer and thinking about getting into newborn photography, that is great! However, be sure you first understand safety and handling. It is crucial to know that many newborn portraits are composites; meaning, the end product was composed of two or more images to create one. NEVER, ever leave a baby unattended. Never attempt certain poses that require a baby to balance their head on their hands without a spotter. If you are in doubt, just don't do it! And for God's gracious sake, if a baby is crying, NEVER, EVER, EVER shake that baby or force a pacifier!!!
Sometimes photographers can get caught up in wanting to obtain the perfect shot by only focusing on composition, lighting, shadows, angles and posing. Don't ever forget that the most important thing is that as photographers, we are capturing a moment, creating beauty and delivering joy. What we as photographer might think is still not perfect because we know the details behind the camera, to a parent, it may be the most precious shot captured for them and it truly is. Remember that newborn safety is the priority while creating beautiful memories.
I welcome all my clients to a pre-consult. It is important to know if we are a good fit. It is perfectly ok to "interview" the person who will be handling your precious new baby. In fact, it is even ok for a photographer to recommend someone else if parents insist on something particular that might not be safe or they don't feel comfortable doing. Safety is number one. Always.
Anedny Portrait Studio specializes in newborn sessions in Cypress TX and surrounding areas of Houston TX, Tomball TX, Spring TX and The Woodlands TX. In addition to newborn, we also offer maternity and family photo sessions.
It makes me so happy you are here and I am eager to talk to you about your newborn photography session. I am sure you and your family will enjoy my boutique studio. While I wrap and cuddle your baby, you can relax and enjoy a laid back atmosphere, listen to soft music, help yourself to any of our snacks made available for you and even enjoy a glass of wine, bubbly water or fresh coffee. I will take some beautiful images for you to cherish forever. Let us pamper mom with hair and makeup; your experience will be unforgettable and enjoyable, since I've thought through every detail for you.
Are you expecting? Let me capture the beauty of your maternity. Have you scheduled your newborn baby photo session? Let me help you customize the perfect session for your new bundle of joy. To learn more about your experience, click here.
On average, our clients will invest $2100+ on their heirloom and wall art products.
I invite you to request a complimentary consultation with me, either by phone, remotely via Google Meet or even through FaceTime. This is the perfect way to get to know me, "see" my studio and also take a glimpse of sample products. I am always happy to help answer any questions you may have and reserve your date. Please contact me here or email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions are now booking through 2021. Please reserve your date early to ensure you are confirmed in my calendar.