Newborn Photographers: Things to Look for

Choosing a newborn photographer today is almost as involved as choosing a paediatrician. You ask around your friends to find out who they use. You talk to your parents and go online for hours looking for professional newborn photography in Cairns, but what you should really look for in a good new-born photographer? What attributes and policies they should have and how do you know if they have it? This list will help in finding the right person who will document the memories of this special moment in your life.

This is a list of three. There may be more things that are important to you. Here's a tip first and foremost, make your own list. Use some or all of these suggestions and then add to it with things that are important to you and your family. It is also important to note that just like finding true love and that perfect pediatrician, you may not find everything on your list. Again this all comes down to how you feel, so be sure you feel comfortable!


You want to find someone who will give their full attention. What I mean by this is that there should absolutely never be anyone else scheduled for that photographer's time on the same day as your shoot. Your shoot may only be two or so hours, but it is not going to help anyone if your photographer is preoccupied thinking of other clients. You should be their top priority.


A Plan

An important thing to understand in a newborn shoot is efficiency. Babies of any age don't much like to be dressed, undressed, and changed, over and over again. It is important that your photographer have at least a rough plan or pattern to go by on what shots to get in which order. On that note, however, it is also important that your photographer know how to deviate from the plan effectively when an opportunity for a good shot presents its self.


Look for a photographer who would be willing to, or better yet suggests a meeting with you. This serves as a great opportunity to get to know your photographer and for them to get to know you. I can tell you right now when your photographer has met you face to face rather than just through an email or phone call, it will come through in the photographs.