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Baby Blues: Questions to Ask Before Booking a Newborn Photographer [Part 1]

The most precious jewels you’ll ever wear around your neck are the arms of your children.” — Anonymous

Nothing can compare to motherhood. You’re your child’s first love, their superhero, their best friend, and their world. You are the first person they run to when they need shelter. They know you’ll love them when they’re most vulnerable. A mother’s love for her child can never falter.

So, when you’re ready to welcome your bundle of joy into the world, you want to capture that special moment and cherish it forever.

And that’s where newborn photography comes in.

A newborn photographer can help you immortalize the special moments you’ll share with your bundle of joy.

But hiring a newborn photographer isn’t easy. Make sure to ask them these questions before giving them the go-ahead:

Question # 1: How Much Experience Do You Have?

Someone with a year’s worth of experience isn’t going to do a bad job but they won’t be great either. You want someone who has at least 5 years of experience in the industry.

Photography is tricky. It takes time and practice to master the art. It’s not just about the type of camera they’ll use or the equipment they have.

Someone with even the best equipment won’t be able to provide you with results if they don’t have the experience.

Question # 2: Can They Provide You With Samples?

This is extremely important! Don’t hire someone just because a trusted loved one recommended them. Your requirements may differ from theirs and you have expectations that need to be met.

Ask them to provide you with samples. Go through their portfolio before you decide to hire them. But also make sure not to stick to one photographer. Take your time to decide and go through everyone’s portfolio and samples before you choose one.

Question # 3: Do They Have an Assistant?

Do they manage everything by themselves or do they have someone who helps them out? It’s not necessary for photographers to have an assistant but asking will help you understand their work process.

If they don’t have an assistant, who will help during the photoshoot? Make sure to ask so you know what to expect.

Hiring a newborn photographer isn’t a walk in the park. There are plenty of more questions that you should ask before deciding. To learn more, make sure to read Part 2 of this blog!

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