It is so exciting to find a newborn photographer that will fit all your needs. But sometimes it can be challenging because you don’t know what you are looking for, besides pretty pictures and pricing. That’s why I decided to share with you some important questions to ask your candidates, to make sure you are making the best choice for you and your baby.
❓️ How long have you been photographing newborns?
❗️ This information will tell you how experienced the photographer is.
❓️ Do you have a studio and what are your regular business hours?
❗️ A studio is the best option. There will be everything needed for the baby and for the session. And it is good to know if you need to book an appointment on certain days or specific times.
❓️ Do you have any safety measures in place?
❗️ There are many safety measures in my studio that were set in place long before the pandemic began. You are entrusting your newborn to the photographer, so you need to make sure that your baby is completely safe.
❓️ Do I need to bring any props or outfits with me?
❗️ I provide everything for the baby but some photographers don’t, so make sure that if you need to bring something with you, you have time to buy it in advance.
❓️ Are siblings, parents and grandparents included in the images?
❗️ This really depends on the photographer and on the package you choose.
❓️ When is the best time to book and to do this session?
❓️ The best time to book is certainly before baby arrives. You will need some time to discuss all the details with your photographer, to sign the papers (if there are any) and to know if you need to buy something extra for the session. Each photographer decides what is the best time to do the session. I prefer to photograph the baby in the first week.
Also don’t forget to look through the photographer’s portfolio to make sure you love what you see.