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Brisbane Newborn Family Photographer

Are you wondering, how on earth you are going to pick the right photographer?

If so, this is the blog for you!

Selecting a newborn photographer for your family can be overwhelming! In an oversaturated market, it has become increasingly difficult to find someone who you can trust with your brand-new baby.

Unfortunately, because it is an unregulated industry, there are some inexperienced photographers who practice unsafe methods, putting newborns at risk every day. 

There are many factors to consider when looking for a professional, so I have put together a few tips to (hopefully) help you.

· Personality

Connecting with your photographer will allow you to feel comfortable and confident throughout your session.

They should be able to answer all your questions easily and have a system in place to make the process nice and simple.

For reassurance, it may be beneficial to read some reviews and testimonials about them too! 

· Professionalism

Photographers should have their business registered and fully insured!

They should also have public liability insurance to protect you and your family (if any accidents were to happen during your session). 

· Experience & safety

It is extremely important to understand how to pose a newborn safely and how to identify and avoid potential risks. Safety is paramount!

A trained expert will:

  • Ensure that your baby is warm, comfortable, and supported at all times.
  • Have a camera strap around their neck when photographing from above.
  • Never leave babies unattended in props (and use a parent as a spotter).
  • Put weights in top-heavy props

If you see a very complex photo and are unsure on how it was created, it is most likely a composite.

This is where multiple photographs are taken and stitched together (in photoshop) to form one image.

· Health

The health of your baby is vital! Confirm that your photographer has received First Aid and CPR training (for infants and babies).

Newborns are unable to receive their vaccinations prior to their first photography experience too.

In this case, check to ensure your photographer is immunised, especially against Whooping Cough.

· Budget

You will find that the cost of hiring a newborn photographer may vary and should be considered.

Usually, a professional will be more expensive due to business expenditures.

At the very least, they should have insurance, registration, decent equipment, a website, an office, editing software, training/updated qualifications, and a marketing system to find you!…

The list goes on and you get what you pay for. 

· Style

Will their style of photography suit your home if you print to display? A consistent style and portfolio containing high-quality images will help you to understand what they offer.

· Products

Think about what you would like to achieve from your session overall. A professional should be able to offer you digital collections and tangible heirloom products.

With technology changing consistently, your USB will become outdated and could corrupt over time, so it is important to print your photos.

Professionals often work closely with a lab to ensure your photos are printed to a high standard using the best quality materials.

They should also be able to offer you a product to suit your lifestyle/space, whether it be an album to display all the images from your session or a canvas, frame, or polished acrylic… 

If you have any questions about this article or would love to chat more, hit me up! Happy to help.

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