Are you looking for a newborn photographer to entrust with your newborn baby when they arrive?
Not sure what you should be looking for? Read our top 5 tips…
Congratulations on the imminent arrival of your precious little bundle! You must be getting so excited at the thought of finally meeting the one who has filled your heart with so much love already?!
I’m guessing the nursery is all ready except for a few odd bits to finish off? Your birthing plan is all done? Your hospital bag is packed and sat in the hallway? So, now your attention has turned to thinking about how to capture forever that initial outpouring of love you’ll be feeling as you get to know your little one? After all, those first few weeks will be the most magical and exhausting of your life, and once you and baby are into a routine those initial weeks where baby is so so tiny and new, will be gone forever!
So, here are our top 5 tips on what to look for when considering booking a photographer to capture the love between you and your baby…
Top Tip #1 – What facilities are at the studio?
Our studio premises is very spacious and comfortable for our new parents to sit, relax and have a cuppa during their newborn session.
We have plenty of on-site facilities, perfect for a new parents needs:
- baby changing station equipped with all essential to keeping baby clean, dry, and happy.
- a secluded area for when baby’s ready to feed should mum feel more comfortable feeding in private.
- toilet facilities; stocked with all the essentials to ensure you feel comfortable at all times, with replacement items such as:
- breast pads
- sanitary pads
- spray deodorants
- hand cream
- nail varnish (if your nail polish becomes chipped, it’s better to remove it for your photo’s)
Top Tip #2 – Is the studio safe?
Protecting our clients from illness has ALWAYS been a priority for us! Hygiene measures such as:
- face coverings worn throughout the session
- cotton gloves worn when hadnling baby
- using hand sanitiser regularly throughout the session
Our studio is not considered a ‘high traffic’ area as we limit the number of bookings for newborn babies to one, sometimes two, a day. Therefore, we are able to keep on top of hygiene measures by thoroughly cleaning between each client by ensuring all:
- props are disinfected after each session
- fabrics are bagged, removed off-site, and washed after each session
- floors and surfaces are disinfected after each session
This is part of our regular day-to-day business routine!
Top Tip #3 – Is your photographer qualified?
Keeping your baby safe is our #1 priority!
At Photo-times Photography, ensuring our health and safety training, as well as newborn photography specific training is up-to-date, we feel, is an important part of helping to keep your baby safe.
Elise, our photographer, is a Qualified Newborn Photographer with the worldwide renowned Academy of Newborn Photographers and the Master Photography Association. Meaning she has demonstrated her knowledge and understanding of looking after your newborn baby in a photography studio environment, such as how to safely:
- handle your baby
- pose your baby
- wrap your baby
- care for your baby – ensuring they are not too cold, and not in any way at risk of harm.
Ensuring your session becomes a treasured memory at the start of this new adventure in your life.
Top Tip #4 – What experience does the studio have with newborns?
With four years under our belt of newborn photography, we understand how to settle and get the cute images of your baby’s first few days and weeks.
Don’t worry, we know that new parents are tired and really don’t want to be in photo’s with their new bundles. But, we also know that not being a part of these special images is something most new parents regret. So we are also great at capturing the love – not the ‘post-pregnancy-new parent’ look, of parents!
Top Tip #5 – Do the images appeal to you?
It may seem obvious, but if you don’t love the style of photography a studio offers, you’re not going to love the images they create for you. Things to consider when looking are how will they look in your home;
- hung on the walls
- sat on your shelves or cupboard tops
Can you see your little one in a similar image, and would you love it?
Learn more about our newborn portrait session here