It’s no secret, with brilliant technology at our fingertips and apps that churn out photos, there’s a plethora of photographers with a range of quality and offerings to choose from. Especially here in Austin where Instagrammable photo spots appear around every corner. So, for the times that really matter – like the birth of your baby – how do you choose the right photographer to capture such a momentous occasion?
On your hunt for an Austin newborn photographer, it’s important to search for the qualities only a seasoned professional can offer. A pro matters because years of experience prepares a newborn photographer to find the best shots, the right lighting, and the perfect poses, all while working with an unpredictable days-old baby. The right photographer finds the magic to freeze time and capture the moment forever.
As you scour the internet for the right newborn
photographer for your newborn baby, keep these
five factors in mind:
- Experience = a safe baby
The number one most important thing when looking for a newborn photographer is the safety of your new baby. An experienced newborn photographer will have acquired the specialized skills that are required to safely photograph your delicate newborn. Any photographer can can capture images that will last, but newborn photography is a very specialized type of photography. It takes years of training in baby posing and safety to pose a newborn without the risk of injury. An experienced newborn photographer is professionally trained in the unique needs of newborns, their anatomy, the right lighting, safe poses, and angles with everything needed to provide you and your family with a stress-free experience. After over 10 years of training and photographing hundreds of babies, Haley has the experience to photograph any newborn baby and will keep your baby 100% safe during their first photography session.
- Nurturing and Patient
Coupled with experience, strive to find a photographer who has the gift of patience and understands the importance of nurturing your baby. There is no other photo shoot like that of a newborn session. Your photographer will need to be able to read your baby’s cues. Taking breaks often for feeding and changing to keep your newborn baby comfortable and happy. And as a new parent (or soon-to-be), nothing is more important than your baby’s care. Your photographer should be on board with that too.
- Reviews and Testimonials
In hiring a newborn photographer read their reviews and testimonials. Seeing other new parent’s experience with the photographer will help you find the right photographer for your family. Ask friends and family is also a good way to find the right fit. Here in Austin, Round Rock, and Cedar Park a Google search for Photographers brings up reviews on multiple sites. Scour your potential newborn photographer’s presence on Expertise, Yelp, and write-ups in local media outlets such as Austin Mom’s Blog. In years to come you’ll be grateful you put in the effort to find the very best newborn photographer.
- The Right Style Match for Your Family
Every photographer has their own unique style. When searching for a newborn photographer it is important to think about what style of photos you enjoy. Do you prefer classic, light, and airy photos? Or high-contrast, dark and edgy photos? One way to do that, is to look at your home-décor preferences as these photos will likely adorn your the walls of you home and your baby’s nursey.
Finally, when looking for a newborn photographer, make sure they are responsive. You need someone who can reply to your messages in a timely manor because newborn photos are time-sensitive. You will also have questions about pricing and timeframes which they will need to reply to in detail always happy to assist in your search. Ask them upfront about what to expect throughout the process. And that includes understanding their pricing and fees which should always be available to you online and listed in detail. The right photographer will have professional documents for you to view helping every step of the way.
Congratulations to you and your family as you begin your search for the right newborn photographer. Check out my portfolio if your search for a newborn photographer is in the greater Austin metro area.
What do you feel is the most important factor influencing your decision on which photographer to choose?
Haley Grant is an award winning newborn baby photographer and studio owner. With over a decade of experience in working with newborn babies here in Austin, she has been voted as Austin’s Top 10 Newborn Baby Photographers for the past six years in a row. Haley has trained alongside many of the industry’s leaders and is both Nationally Accredited and certified in newborn safety. Her offerings include, maternity, newborn, baby milestone, and first birthday cake smash portraits. She has received hundreds of five-star reviews from happy clients praising her for her quality, professionalism, and responsiveness. Her clients are always amazed at how patient and gentle she is with newborn babies and children. Haley’s remarkable images are easily recognized with her use of soft colors, and her attention to detail. Her packages are designed for modern parents with digital files and a print release given for every package option. Contact Haley today to learn more.