Top 5 questions that you should ask before hiring a newborn photographer!
It may appear surreal that your long-awaited child has finally arrived. (and they’re so tiny!) Everything from how to care for newborn babies to how they will develop over the next few months is what all new parents can think of in their first 2-3 months after the baby is born.
While definitely, you are very excited to step into this next journey of your life, you might also want to capture these moments and save them for memories. After like 2-3 years when you look back at those photographs, there will be a smile on your face for sure, maybe by thinking how far you guys have come as a parent and also how fast your child has developed beautiful features.
I am sure for your wedding while hiring a wedding photographer you must have asked plenty of questions before finalizing similarly when it comes to clicking photos of your newborn, there are some questions that you should ask before selecting a newborn photographer. These questions will be really helpful for you to decide on whom to hire. Here are some of the questions that every parent should ask before finalizing a photographer for their newborn’s photo shoot.
Also before diving into the questions, do check out our previous blog on https://www.meghnarathorephotography.com/tips-and-tricks-for-an-outdoor-baby-photoshoot/
Question 1 – Do you have any experience photographing newborns?
This is the first and the foremost thing that needs to be assured before you talk further about the photoshoot. In my opinion, one should have at least 2-3 years of experience in baby photoshoots. Also, they should have covered 20 newborns and should have a presentable portfolio to showcase to you.
Question 2 – What age babies do they work with, and do they feel comfortable photographing premature babies?
Once confirmed about their experience, now you could jump to the next important question which is what age of babies do they usually work with and also
are they comfortable in shooting premature babies or not. This will help you in getting a clear idea if he/she is the right person to shoot your newborn. The photographer must be at ease working with newborn babies as young as 16 days old, and their portfolio should reflect this. Many photographers shoot mostly toddlers or kids between the age of 4-7 years. Thereby it’s very much important to know in advance if they can work with your bundle of joy.
Question 3- Where is their studio located and is it sanitized after every shoot?
Most of you generally would prefer a studio which is near to your residence as with a newborn baby, especially during the first 15 days you won’t like to travel much distance with them. After you get to know their exact studio location, you should ask how often they sanitize the whole studio. Because in today’s time it has become very important to regularly sanitize not only the studio but also all the equipment which are frequently used in the shoots.
Question 4- What safeguards are in place to ensure the wellbeing of the baby during the shoot?
Every parent is always concerned about their little one’s safety. That’s why this question is quite obvious which needs to be encountered with the photographer beforehand. As your baby is so tiny and flexible, to safeguard them multiple precautions must be taken for a successful photo shoot of the baby. Some of the things to be considered for their safety are as follows:
- The studio’s temperature should not be more than 27 degrees celsius as babies can’t control their internal temperature and this keeps them warm.
- Any kind of smoke should not be allowed in the studio.
- The studio should be sanitized after every session. All the clothes used should be washed properly and disinfectant should be splashed at every handle of the doors.
- Always keep an eye on the baby, they should not be left unattended even for a minute.
Question 5 – Are the final photos digitally enhanced or do they provide raw pictures?
Well, this is one of the key questions that you should ask every photographer. As every photographer’s style differs from each other. So it becomes important to ask if they will provide you with digitally enhanced pictures which are most in trend these days. Because getting raw pictures will be extra work for you if you are not well-rehearsed with technical software which could probably slightly enhance your baby’s picture.
If you want to know more about what other questions could be asked, you can visit our website and just check out our Frequently Asked Questions tab- https://www.meghnarathorephotography.com/newborn-baby-maternity-photography-frequently-asked-questions/
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