Congratulations! If you’re reading this you’re most likely expecting the arrival of a new baby. As a mama of three I know there are so many things on your mind – from what to pack in your hospital bag to researching car seats. One thing that you shouldn’t forget to do is look into a bowmanville newborn photographer to capture those first moments. It’s amazing how quickly they grow and change. There are so many newborn photographers here in Bowmanville – here are some tips to find the one that is best for you.
Find what style speaks more to you – posed or lifestyle photography
Take some time to look at newborn photography. Scroll through Instagram or Pinterest when you can’t sleep at night. Newborn photography often falls into two categories: posed or lifestyle. Posed means the photographer is placing your baby in various poses, either on a bean bag or sometimes in a bucket or a basket. Safety is always paramount when working with babies. Newborn photographers often have assistants helping position baby safely. In a lifestyle session your baby is more often in your arms, or in a more typical position on a bed. Lifestyle sessions generally involve family members, while posed sessions can involved family, or can be baby only.
Do you want an in-home session or an in-studio newborn photography session
Now that you know if you’d prefer either a posed or a lifestyle approach, think about where you want your session to take place. Posed newborn sessions typically take place in a photography studio, although there are some photographers who bring their props into clients’ homes. The benefit to a studio session is that you just pack up everything and head out. The con to a studio session is also that you “just” pack up everything and head out. If you’re new to the newborn world you will soon realize how much stuff newborns accumulate! Lifestyle sessions often take place in the comfort of your own home although they can take place in studio as well. In-home means you don’t have to worry about getting out the door on time with everything you need, but you have someone coming into your home when things might be a little chaotic.
Look at how different photographers edit their work
Photography is an art, and every photographer creates their work in a way unique to them. Really take the time to look at a photographer’s portfolio and examples of their work. Are you drawn to true-to-life colours? A light and airy look? More dramatic and bold? These newborn photographs will be with you forever, so really take the time now to think about what you like. We have so many talented photographers in Durham so you will definitely find a Bowmanville newborn photographer who’s work speaks to you.
Here is more information about planning your newborn photography shoot:
And finally – don’t forget to connect with your photographer well in advance of baby’s arrival. Most photographers book up months in advance so it’s important to start planning early!