Why Hire A Professional – Newborn Portraits
Why Hire A Professional Photographer for Newborn Portraits?
That precious baby is tiny, but only for a split second. Newborn portraits stop time and grab that split second, gifting you with memories of the newness of this little one. Yet many people question is it worth hiring a professional photographer to take these portraits? I’m here to tell you YES!! And here’s why:
First, babies are only curled up and sleepy for a few short days. We, professional photographers, know that window of time and grab it before it slips away.
Second, professional photographers are educated in safety with newborns. We handle these new bundles with utmost care, never trying unsafe poses or leaving babies unattended. We utilize extra hands throughout sessions, whether they are our assistants or parents. We are constantly educating ourselves on this issue because safety is our first priority. As professional photographers we do not want to compromise the baby or family’s health and choose to reschedule appointments if there is a chance of illness.
Third, professional photographers SHOULD be insured. Be sure to ask any photographer before trusting them with your baby.
And last, but not least, keep in mind that “you get what you pay for”. The best deal may not be the wisest choice. You have a small window of time to capture the first days of life. If you choose to use your friend with a great camera or a photographer who burns you a cd for $100 and you are not happy with the results, you cannot get those days back. Newborn photography is more expensive because of the time spent shooting patiently and editing, the money to purchase props and continuous education.
The investment is worth it. Place your precious newborn in the hands of someone with experience and knowledge.