Choosing a Newborn Photographer
Welcome to Katie Woodard Photography! This first step in your journey of choosing a newborn photographer is deciding what kind style you like. Take a look at the photographer’s portfolio. Do you like their style? Do you like the colors? Do you prefer props or no props, and does that photographer mostly do what you prefer? You can see my newborn portfolio by clicking here. Also do you want the photographer to come to your home? Or would you like to come to a studio? I offer both options. I offer 1st year packages as well, which includes maternity, newborn, sitting up and 1 year sessions.
So once you contact the photographer, do they respond quickly? Do you like their personality? Do they get you excited for your session? I love photographing newborns so much that I could talk about it all day long! I love the beauty of new life, the awe of the parents and simply hanging out with new parents as they watch me work and photograph their beautiful new baby.
Some newborn photographers will meet you in person before you commit to working with them. If this is something you want to do, ask! I always do a pre-session consultation, on the phone or in person, which ever you prefer. You can tell a lot about a person by talking with them, it is way better than just emailing!
And for the most important part, safety! Experience is nice but not required, we all start somewhere. But in my opinion what is required is safety! As you look at a photographer’s portfolio, make sure quality AND safety is present. The image should not be too dark or too bright, and the skin color should look just like your baby’s skin color. The baby should always look comfy and cozy, and never look uncomfortable! I photographed my 1st newborn in 2009. I have attended a baby posing workshop, assisted in an online newborn workshop and I have a newborn safety checklist that I refer to before every session.You can get more info here about all of the 1st year milestone photo sessions here! I can’t wait to help you capture your babies 1st year!