Is Newborn Photography Worth It? Avoiding Regret | Orlando Photographer
Awaiting the arrival of your child is an exciting time filled with new experiences and lots of planning. One thing you may be considering is whether or not to invest in professional newborn photography. And you may ask: “Is newborn photography worth it?”
In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of newborn photography and why you may want to work with a professional, specialist newborn photographer to capture those precious early days with your baby.
Avoid the regret of not having professional newborn baby photos
For some, professional newborn photography might seem like a luxury. For others, newborn portraits are an absolute must-have. No matter your view right now, it’s important to remember that your baby’s earliest days in this world are a fleeting, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
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Professional newborn photography is your opportunity to capture your baby’s earliest days and ensure beautiful portraits you’ll cherish throughout your life and then share with future generations as you hand down your precious newborn prints, albums, and wall art.
You never get those early days back. Once gone, they’re gone forever. This momentous time in your family history and your new baby’s life deserves so much more than a few smartphone snapshots and a couple of fleeting social media posts.
We hear every week from parents who regret not investing in professional newborn photography … and always after it’s too late. They consistently share that they wish they had more high-quality photos of their baby, or had taken the time to capture those first few weeks in a more intentional way with a professional newborn photographer.
By planning your newborn photography session while you’re waiting for your little one to arrive, you can avoid that regret and create beautiful family portraits you’ll treasure for decades to come.
Why invest in newborn photography?
The first couple of weeks of your baby’s life are a time of incredible transformation. Your baby will change and grow so quickly, and before you know it, they’ll be crawling and walking, and leaving their newborn stage behind.
Here then are the top six reasons our clients tell us they prioritized professional newborn photography, and why it might be right for you and your family:
Trained and reputable professional photographers who specialize in maternity and newborn photography have the skills, experience, and equipment needed to create high-quality photos that safely and beautifully capture the innocence and vulnerability of your baby’s first days. They know how to use natural or studio lighting, composition, advanced posing techniques, and props to create stunning, artful newborn portraits.
Displays and heirlooms
Your professional newborn photographer will likely be skilled and experienced in not only capturing and editing beautiful images of your baby and your family but in assisting you to select the wall art, prints, albums, and other precious keepsakes that you will love displaying in your home for decades to come. And years from now, you know that these wonderful pieces of your family’s history will become cherished heirlooms for generations and generations to come.
In those early weeks with your newborn, you’re likely to be sleep-deprived and overwhelmed. Hiring a professional photographer while you’re still pregnant will take one thing off your to-do list when your baby arrives and will allow you to focus on your baby and your own recovery. You don’t have to worry about setting up a photo shoot or figuring out how to get the perfect shot – the photographer will take care of all of that.
Read the Newborn Photography FAQ for tips on when to schedule your newborn photo session.
Your baby will never be this tiny, innocent, vulnerable and new again. Professional newborn photography allows you to capture this moment in time and preserve it forever. When you look back on these photos years from now, you’ll be transported back to those first days and weeks with your baby, and all the love, joy, excitement, hope, and anticipation of this time.
Professional newborn photography is not just about capturing a moment – it’s about creating a work of art. A skilled newborn photographer can use their creativity and vision to create stunning images that showcase the beauty and wonder of your newborn baby. These will become pieces of art that you’ll be proud to display in your home as wall art, and in albums and folio boxes of beautiful prints. In addition, a professional newborn photographer will likely be a skilled photo editor and retoucher, able to minimize the appearance of any aesthetic concerns or blemishes while ensuring your images look beautiful and natural.
Visiting the relaxed, inviting space of a professional newborn photography studio can be a special bonding experience for your family. You’ll all have the opportunity to be together and focus on your new baby, creating memories that will last a lifetime. And when you see the final photos, you’ll feel a sense of connection to your family that’s hard to replicate in any other way.
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How to choose a newborn photographer
If you’re convinced that newborn photography is worth the investment, the next step is to choose a photographer. Here are a few tips to help you find the right one:
Look for experience
Newborn photography is a specialized skill developed over years of training and experience. Looks for a photographer who specializes in working with and photographing newborns. Beyond the images they display on their website, you need to feel confident in their ability to safely handle and pose your baby, so ask for an explanation of their credentials, training, and experience to find a photographer you feel you can trust
Check out their style
Every photographer has their own style, so make sure you like the look and feel of their work. Look for a photographer whose images you connect with on an emotional level – perhaps evoking feelings of joy, tenderness, or awe. You want to choose a photographer who can capture the essence of your family in a way that resonates with you.
Consider their pricing
Newborn photography can be a significant investment, so make sure you understand the photographer’s pricing structure before you commit. There is no “standard pricing” when it comes to portrait photography, and every photographer has a different pricing structure and offers different services and products. What might seem cheap at first could be fraught with unseen risks or high-pressure sales tactics. Conversely, what seems high-priced might be dripping with unexplained value. Ask lots of questions to make sure you know what you’re getting for your money
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Read reviews and ask for referrals
Check out the photographer’s client testimonials on their website and reviews on search engines and social media. See what other parents have said about their experience and the quality of the photos. You can also ask friends or family members for referrals – chances are, someone you know has had a positive experience with a newborn photographer.
Schedule a consultation
Before you book a photographer, schedule a consultation to get to know them and see if you feel comfortable working with them. This is a great opportunity to ask questions, discuss your ideas for the shoot, and get a sense of the photographer’s personality and style.
Newborn photography is an investment that can help you create beautiful, lasting memories of your baby’s earliest days. By choosing a skilled photographer and investing in high-quality print products to display in your home and gift to relatives, you can avoid the regret of not capturing those special moments in a meaningful way.
TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
Maternity and Newborn Photography
2191 Catbriar Way,
Oviedo, Florida U.S.A.
(by appointment only)
Ph: (321) 341-3000