How to Choose a Newborn Photographer
The photography industry is booming. In fact, it’s one of the fastest-growing industries in Australia. One of the reasons for this is digital photography. It is now so easy for people to explore their interest in photography, and to try to turn a hobby into a business. So the question is a good one: in the flood of newbie photographers around, how do you choose a newborn photographer?
Tips for Choosing a Newborn Photographer
Assuming you’ve grasped the value in investing in professional photography, let’s have a look at three important tips for choosing a newborn photographer. Ask yourself these questions:
#1 Is the photographer experienced?
In our day and age, everyone can snap a pic. Even my young kids know how to point and shoot. However, a professional photographer understands the art of photography—factors like light and composition. Plus, newborn photography is a niche industry that also requires further skill perfected through experience. Handling newborns and perfecting the safe posing techniques so crucial to getting the iconic images we all love is a craft-form in itself. In fact, it’s a skillset that’s hard to perfect without training and mentoring. A good question to ask is whether a newborn photographer has put in the time to be trained themselves.
#2 Does the photographer have clear safety-first policies?
It goes without saying that if you’re going to invest in professional photography, you expect great images. An experienced newborn photographer will not only deliver great photos, but they will also give you peace of mind. Why? Because the number-one priority in the newborn photography industry is safety.
An experienced newborn photographer will have a commitment to safety policies like the ones I have on my Safety-First Policies page. This gives you the assurance that you’re working with a pro, someone who will prioritise the safety of your little treasure.
#3 Is the photographer’s style a match for me?
The first two points are non-negotiables. Absolutes if you like. This third point is a little more subjective. A matter of preference and taste. That said, it’s an important point as it relates to our expectations.
Every photographer has a unique style. A unique way of expressing their art and craft. Not every photographer’s style may necessarily be your cup of tea. So make sure you check out a photographer’s work first. Otherwise, you may be left disappointed that, say for example, a photographer doesn’t do certain shots or poses you’d like to get. And don’t be afraid to ask a photographer if they can do what you have in mind.
That’s three questions that are worth asking when you’re on the hunt for a newborn photographer.
If you have any other questions you’d like to ask, don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m more than happy to help. Alternatively, return to home to see all on offer at Lyndall Katsoulis Photography.