Why You Should Consider Hiring A Trained Newborn Photographer
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! For most parents, the infant stage is a blur. It consists of lots of sleepless nights blended in together, and all of your time goes into caring for your new addition to the family. However, among the most significant things you can do is to document this precious time as it flies by in a blink of an eye!
You’ll probably want to reflect on these days and reminisce about fond memories. Therefore I suggest hiring a newborn photographer! They can shoot pictures that you and your family will cherish for a lifetime, and it’s an investment that is truly priceless. But, hiring one should be done very carefully – you’ll need a trained professional who ensures your newborn safety and will be very delicate throughout the entire session.
In this blog, I will cover some of the points you should be on the lookout for when hiring a photographer for your little one.
Safety Is Your Number One Priority!
I cannot stress enough how important it is for the photographer to be trained for a newborn session! This industry is highly unregulated, and there have been many cases where anyone with a camera can state that they can shoot infants without any previous knowledge of how to handle them. Additionally, some parents think they could do the session alone – please do not do this since one wrong pose can result in a severe issue.
In order to understand what newborn safety means, you need to familiarise yourself with how the photos are actually created. This is where trained photographers come into play. They would never position your baby in an unsafe way. Instead, through a series of images and the process of editing, they achieve the look of a certain pose. For untrained photographers or people who do photography as a hobby, this is a skill that is not in their possession.
In cases when an infant has special needs, like congenital or birth conditions, trained photographers are required to get informed as much as possible (in addition to creating an extra safe setting for the session). During the newborn photoshoot, parents should be assured that their bundle of joy is safe and cared for at all times.
What Kind Of Safety Training Have Photographers Had?
Throughout this blog, you’ll meet the term “safety training,” and you’re probably wondering what exactly it is. Many factors go into this – starting from head support, positioning of the body, and how they need to be treated while infants are photographed, down to looking for solutions in distressing situations. Trained photographers need to be on their feet at all times – being observant and looking for small details in behavior is just the start!
When photographers have had this kind of training, they can ensure your newborn’s safety, which is the reason that separates them from the rest of the photographers. They must be able to read the room, meaning to check everything is in order and start the photoshoot.
You should always be on the lookout for safety training certificates on the photographer’s website – they’re usually displayed since they are a vital part of the entire photoshoot. They ensure that the photographer has had proper training and can fully provide your newborn safety. If they aren’t available though, don’t hesitate to ring them up and ask whether they have them – you could also get more informed along the way.
Professional Newborn Photographers Can Deliver Timeless Images
You have to remember that pictures of your baby won’t just last during your lifetime, but they will be passed on for the years to come! You’ll probably want these pictures hung on walls as a reminder of this wonderful period since you can never get this time back. They grow up so fast, right? For that reason, I think it’s important to hire a professional who will be able to capture this moment successfully.
Firstly, the reason why you should hire a trained photographer is the fact that they have all the required equipment for the newborn photoshoot. Take lighting, for example – photographers will ensure that there are no shadows in the wrong places or adjust the tint so that the infant’s skin tone is captured correctly.
Another great thing about this is that photographers usually carry props along with them, which will elevate your pictures to another level! Along with props, some of them might bring handmade outfits that will make your infant radiate cuteness! You can also bring your own props or outfits, but make sure to talk to your photographer beforehand, just to make sure they offer your newborn safety.
Having the right tools is an essential part of professional baby photographers – with these tools the photos actually come to life! And this process continues even after the newborn session is done. They can help you choose the right canvas, along with the right framing, providing a full-on experience for the most timeless feel.
The Question Is – Is It Worth It?
Absolutely! The job of professional baby photographers goes far beyond “just taking pictures” – they are required to cater to the parents, making them comfortable and ensuring the utmost newborn safety. And this is something that should be high on your priority list when choosing the right professional for the job.
I already know how stressful this period can be. You’re probably tired, and it takes time to adjust to this entirely new thing – taking pictures on top of that feels like it’s just adding on. Simply put, you just need to take a breather and relax!
As a photographer, my main goal is to make you feel at ease as much as possible! I can handle your infants easily and provide as much comfort as possible. I have already had my training on newborn safety, so you can be sure you’re in safe hands! Don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or to book a session.