August 31, 2018
Your precious baby won’t be small for long. Although those sleepless nights can feel like they take forever, the weeks, months, and years will pass surprisingly quickly, and to ensure you capture your baby in their current state of perfection, you need a great baby photographer. When choosing a photographer for your bundle of joy, keep the following tips in mind.
Find a Photographer with a Fun Portfolio of Baby Photos
To get a sense of how a certain baby photographer works, look through their portfolio. Ideally, you want to see adorable baby photographs that resemble the type of pictures you want to have, but beyond that, you should look for diversity. If a photographer can take photos of babies at any age with a variety of props in a range of settings, they likely have the skills you need.
Remember to Consider the X Factor
Once you look through a few portfolios, contact prospective baby photographers directly, and get a feel for their X factor. In other words, think about how their personality makes you feel. Your baby photographer is going to be putting your baby into different positions and you are likely going to be spending a few hours with them. You want a photographer who makes you and your baby feel comfortable and at ease.
Consider an Experienced Baby Photographer
Although they are sweet, tiny, and beautiful, babies can also be a lot of work. To make the process go as easily as possible, you may want to hire a baby photographer with years of experience. When you have an experienced professional helping you, you get the added benefit of the photographer’s knowledge from previous sessions, their multitude of ideas, and enhanced creativity for your own photography session.
Choose a Baby Photographer Who Can Stick With Your Family
Finding the right baby photographer isn’t always an easy feat, and once you find a photographer you enjoy, you don’t necessarily want to have to start the process over again. In that vein, you may want to consider a photographer who can grow with your family. That means hiring a photographer who also does family photos, children’s portraits, and even senior pictures. Although that may seem like a long time in the future from now, those events will be here before you know it.
Always Hire a Professional
Finally, always choose a professional. There are a lot of people who do photography as a hobby or you may have friends who are willing to take baby photographs for you. However, if you want the highest quality photographs, you need a professional. Armed with experience, professional photographers have access to studio space, lighting, props, and almost everything else you need to create a stunning visual record of your beautiful baby.
At James Hill Photography, we specialize in maternity, newborn, family, and senior photography. If you are looking for a baby photographer, we would love to fill that role for your family. To learn more about our process and to get a quote, contact us directly. We look forward to working with you.