Finding the prefect newborn photographer can seem a little difficult at first. With guidance, I’m confident every family can find the right newborn photographer for them. I have put together a simple check list for those who are searching. The most important thing to know is that not all photographers are newborn photographers. You will need to find a professional that is trained to safely pose your newborn baby. Here’s a few tips to help you find the perfect newborn photographer in your area.
Tip ONE Search:
Use tools like Google, Facebook, Instagram and most importantly your friends for recommendations. You can use any search bar or engine with key words such as Newborn photographer near me, or Newborn photographer in (your city.) Search Instagram using hashtags such as #TulsaNewbornPhotograpaher. Social media Can be a great place to find photographers who specialize in newborn Portraits.
Tip TWO Read The Reviews:
Maybe you are new to the area or you are the first of your friends to have a baby. Reading the reviews on Google and Facebook are another great way to find out what the over all experience will be with that photographer. Most previous clients of a photographer are pretty honest when leaving reviews. Look for a photographer that has a lot of reviews and good reviews.
Tip THREE Talk to prospective photographers on the phone:
Talking to newborn photographers can help you identify which ones you will be a good fit for you. Let’s be honest, not everyone’s personality jive. During a quick phone call take the opportunity to ask them about themselves, their prices and what to expect on the day of the session. Ask them where the session will take place. Some newborn photographers will come to your home. other will have a commercial space or home studio. It’s a good idea to know this ahead of time if you are expecting one over the other.
Tip FOUR Review their work:
Look at the previous work they have done with newborns. Is it the style of photography you are looking for? Is it well exposed and edited correctly? Do they show variation in their posing? If you like themed photos you probably shouldn’t go with a photography that has a neutral styled portfolio.
Tip FIVE Price and Budget:
I include price and budget in the same tip because two go hand in hand. Most couples perceive professional newborn photographers to be expensive. If you budget for the photographer you want, you can afford what you want. I suggest starting your search early in you pregnancy and secure the photographer by the second trimester. The perfect newborn photographers book up well in advance. Don’t wait until you baby has arrived to start looking. I often get questions such as ” What if the baby comes early?” If your are scheduled with a professional they will work it into their schedule. Newborn photographers are great at last minute changes. After all we work with newborns. It’s their world we just live in it!
Tip SIX Contract agreement:
A professional newborn photographer will have a contractual agreement in place when paying any money upfront. This protects you both. It serves as a guideline of what to expect from both parties. Make sure you have this in place before paying any money. If anything is unclear ask before you sign.
These six tips can help guide your choice on the prefect newborn photographer in your area. Please remember that not every photographer is a skilled newborn photographer. Your baby is precious and so tiny! Please do you do diligence and find a photographer that will not jeopardize their safety. If you have any questions feel free to contact me HERE I’m happy to answer any questions you may have.