It's such a privilege to photograph those precious early days of a new life - it takes patience and I absolutely love it.
shhhh baby sleeping
As a newborn photographer safety always comes first. My training day with Vicky Woods, a respected trainer and very talented and experienced newborn photographer, was fantastic. With baby's safety at the forefront of everything we did, we looked at safety when using props and posing little ones, keeping a hygienic studio, props and environment. It's so important to make sure baby is comfortable by recognising signs, using soothing techniques, swaddling, checking circulation and body temperature (our studio is heated for baby's comfort which means it's very warm for us adults). I'd never put the baby at risk for the sake of a photo.
Modelling is exhausting
With ongoing training support through BANPAS (Baby And Newborn Photography Association) and working in association with Emma's Diary, I make sure I'm fully up to date with safety training and putting Baby and Mum first.
Pretty in Pink
Whether choosing us or another photographer it's worth doing your research to check for training, experience and that your photographer is linked to associations such as BANPAS. Having a budget may also be a consideration but check if budget photographers have done their training. Are they taking into consideration your baby's safety at such a low cost of shoot? Photographers who charge more for their photoshoots do so for reasons such as their experience, training, cost of their equipment, insurance etc. So please, take a number of factors into consideration when choosing your newborn photographer, and if you have any queries about how they may work or their environment then give them a call and make an informed decision.