January 11, 2018
Kids can be expensive, and as a parent, you’re probably always looking for ways to save. One area where you should definitely consider splurging a bit is baby pictures. Rather than taking pictures just on your own, you should consider hiring a professional. Here’s why.
Professional photographers have spent years honing their craft. They know exactly how to set up an angle, how to position the lights, and how to make your baby smile. To get a sense of the quality a photographer can create with your baby pictures, take a look at their portfolio. In most cases, their pictures aren’t something you can easily replicate with the camera on a smartphone.
On top of taking high quality baby pictures, professional photographers also offer quality editing services. They have powerful software that allows them to bring out lighted areas, remove unnecessary light from other areas, add or change colors, and make other changes as needed.
They can even add in backgrounds, or if you have multiple children, some photographers can take baby pictures with each of the children individually and then edit them all together. That makes it look like you got a picture where all the children were sitting still and smiling, but you only have to manage that feat with one child at a time.
Fun Props and Ideas
To make your baby pictures more interesting, you may want to integrate a few props, and you may not have exactly what you need at home. When you hire a professional, they can help you utilize a range of different props. They can also help you come up with interesting ways to stage your photographs.
When you are in the midst of taking care of a baby, there can be long days and nights that seem to last forever. If you’ve ever walked the floors with a colicky baby in the middle of the night, you know just how true that is. However, although the days can be long, the years are short.
In what seems like the blink of an eye, your baby is ready to go to Kindergarten and then college and beyond. Because babyhood goes by so quickly, you need baby pictures so you can capture those memories forever.
Getting in the Picture
Of course, you are also going to change a lot in your parenting journey, and you should capture your early days of parenting as well. When you hire a professional photographer, it’s a lot easier to get in the picture. You don’t have to set a timer on a camera and run in.
You can work with the photographer to get a photo of you and your baby that looks calm and beautiful. Even if you are shy about photography, you should consider being part of at least a few of your baby’s pictures. When your child is older, they will love seeing how you looked back in the day.
If you’re ready to set up baby pictures for your child, contact James Hill Photography today. We are a team of Atlanta photographers who specialize in taking photos of babies, children, and families.