When choosing a newborn photographer, the first thing to keep in mind is safety. Newborns are super fragile little beings, and accidents can happen quickly. This is why choosing a professional photographer who is used to handling newborns is really important for your photos. And it will result in a happy session for everyone as well.
Of course, everyone needs to start somewhere and needs to learn, but even with new photographers in the field it is important to know if the person has put the extra time and effort into learning about what can and can’t be done with a newborn. So whether you choose Edwige Photography or another photographer in the area, make sure to ask if he or she knows safe techniques for posing your newborn.
Here at Edwige Photography, everything is designed to keep your baby safe and happy. Being a mom myself has certainly helped, but I am also known as a baby whisperer; I guess I just love babies too much. 🙂 During a session, I read your baby’s cues and will never force him/her into a position he/she does not like. I just move on to the next pose. I also use soothing techniques and cozy blankets and props so your baby feels safe. The room is warm to simulate the womb, and a machine plays the sound of a mom’s heartbeat. My props are all washed with hypoallergenic soap and kept in airtight containers. Some of the things that I do to keep your baby happy and safe, I figured out on my own, but others I have learned through seminars and mentoring.
Finally, an important part about your photo session is communication! With your newborn session, we have a 30-minute pre-shoot consultation during which we talk about all of the details of the session, including what to expect, what to bring, how to prepare (such as nutrition information for breastfeeding mothers), etc. … all that is needed to ensure a perfect photo session!