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Questions to Ask When Looking for a Newborn Photographer

Updated: Mar 1

There are thousands of newborn photographers today. One can just easily grab the latest digital camera and start calling themselves a photographer. However, you should always remember that it takes more than just a top-quality camera to make a good newborn photographer. That’s why you need to find a professional baby photographer that can help with capturing the best photos for your baby and your family.

Finding the right newborn photographer to work with is very important, especially since they’re going to be working with your newborn. If you don’t know how to find the perfect newborn photographer, here are some questions you can ask them to know if they fit your taste and style.

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How Long Have You Been in The Industry?

Experience is the greatest teacher, that much is true. If you want to work with a newborn photographer, make sure to find someone who has a lot of experience. Not just in photography but also in handling babies.

A professional newborn photographer should be able to handle babies with utmost care. They should know how to place a baby safely and comfortably.

Are You Trained in Newborn Safety?

Because we’re talking about newborns, you should find a newborn photographer who practices proper health protocols. Ask for the Whooping cough vaccination status and COVID vaccination as well.

At Sparkles Newborn Photography, I have made sure to be fully vaccinated. And I also make sure to always sanitize and disinfect my photo studio before and after a client’s session. This is to make sure that the place is always clean.

When Do I Need To Book In?

Not all photographers are available during the times you are available as well. Most newborn photographers have a tight schedule. That’s why if you think you’ve found the right newborn photographer to work with, make sure to ask them when you can book in. This can help you secure a slot on their busy schedule and to avoid looking for other photographers as well.

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How Soon After the Baby is Born Do I Need to Schedule the Shoot?

Most mothers do a prenatal check-up before booking their schedule. This is to make them know when their baby should arrive. It’s important to ask your newborn photographer this question so they can schedule your newborn photoshoot and avoid conflicting with their other clients.

Do You Provide All the Props and Accessories?

Most newborn photographers will provide the props and accessories you’re going to use during a newborn photo shoot. But if you’re not sure if you can bring a prop with you, you can always ask your photographer if they will provide one.

How Long Does It Take to Get My Photos?

We understand that you’re excited to have your newborn photos immediately. However, the ability of the photographer to deliver your newborn photos to you depends on their schedule. Sometimes, photographers are too busy that they will have less time editing photos. That’s why you should always consider asking your photographer what is the average time you need to wait before your photos will arrive.

It’s not bad to ask questions. The more you ask questions, the more it can lead you to the perfect newborn photographer that can make your photoshoot a complete success. Remember to ask them all these questions to know if they’re the right one for you.

At Sparkles Newborn Photography, I always strive my best to deliver the photos within 2 weeks. Get in touch now to experience my wonderful photography services.

You can also view our FAQ's regarding newborn photography sessions here.

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