Why you should book your Newborn Photography Session early

July 24, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Booking your newborn photography session

 

With so many things to think about buying and getting ready when you have a baby arriving it's not unusual for clients to wait until their babies have been born before they think about booking a professional newborn photo shoot. However many photographers in Somerset don't have availability for last minute newborn photography sessions since most are ready to take bookings from as early as the 20 weeks scan many sessions are already filled.  This often leads to disappointment due to lack of availability or clients not being able to book their first choice of photographer to capture their newborn in their first few weeks of life.

 

I'd say my busiest time of the year is definitely the months leading up to Christmas.  The last three years I have been completely fully booked for newborn sessions from September to December leaving no availability at all until the new year for newborn photography sessions.  I always end up turning away several clients at this time of year and with many other local photographers in the same position a lot of these clients have been unable to book a professional photographer to capture their newborn.

Baby photographer TauntonNewborn sleeping in bed with Santa and Rudolf looking over her.Newborn Dorothy sleeping peacefully on my bed prop Many of these clients that were turned away either did not think about booking their session due to all the other things that needed arranging or simply were not aware that they could book in early from their 20 week scan.  So here is a reminder to all of you lovely expectant Mum's and Dad's, if you're looking for a professional newborn photography session NOW is the time to start looking around!

newborn photographer devonMum and Dad cradling their newborn sonMum and dad captured here cradling their newborn in their arms Then comes the next problem, unless you already have a photographer in mind, who do you choose to photograph your newborn baby?  Well here's how I can help!  Listed below are a few tip and things to look out for.

 

  1. Do you like the photographers newborn work?  Many photographers have their own style.  Do you like what you see in their newborn portfolio.
  2. Does the photographer have all of the relevant insurance like public liability and indemnity insurance for their business.  You want to know they are serious about what they do.  Insurance is a must, don't be afraid to ask for proof the photographer is insured.
  3. Have they had Newborn Photography Training?  Owning a great camera and running a successful photography business does not automatically qualify someone to practice The Art of Newborn Photography.  You want someone who is an expert at posing, settling and photographing newborn babies SAFELY.  You need to be able to trust your photographer.  After all this is your newborn baby!  Ask for the trainers contact details so you can check all this out.  Your baby's safety should be the photographers number one priority.
  4. ​Check out what other clients have said about the service they received, either their website or Facebook Page should have a section where clients can leave a review which can then be viewed publicly by any potential clients.

 

None of these questions or requests should phase a photographer and they should all be more than happy to provide everything you need in order for you to have peace of mind.

More information about the newborn photography I do can be found on my website HERE.

 

Please get in touch to check availability for your newborn photo shoot.  Text me on 07936146121 to see if there are dates available for your due date.  Or feel free to give me a call.

 

Please take a look at my recent favourites from my newborn photography work.

 


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