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You’ve decided you want a professional photographer to photograph your newborn baby soon after they’re born in order to capture those super sleepy and snuggly moments, Yay!. Here’s the fun part… figuring out which photographer to hire! I should tell you that I’m 100% biased here (of course you should hire me, your fave Temecula newborn photographer), but I want to give you a few pointers on things to look for when Googling. 😉
Tip #1 – Check their style.
Are you looking for a posed studio session or a lifestyle session in your home? Each session is completely different; posed studio sessions are focused on sleepy baby’s in various poses, where the baby is often naked as well as using a variety of wraps, blankets, textures and props when the baby is 6-14 days old . Lifestyle sessions are done in your home, capturing life with your new baby; snuggling on the couch, your bed and even the nursery. Since there is no baby posing done, the baby can be asleep or awake and don’t necessarily need to be done within the first 2 weeks. So be sure that you like the style that you see in the Temecula newborn photographer’s portfolio prior to even attempting to connect with them.
Tip #2 – Gauge the quality.
Not only of the photos you’ll be receiving, but the products they offer and of course, the props they use. Some photographers come to your home while others invite you to their studios. Either way, you’ll want to be sure that anything on or around your precious newborn baby has been kept clean and safe from any potential hazards.
If your child has any type of allergies or intolerances, be sure to share this with your photographer prior to the session. You may not know about these things until they’re actually born, but a quick heads up when you confirm the date and time of your appointment will allow your Temecula newborn photographer to prepare accordingly in order to properly accommodate your child’s needs.
Tip #3 – Be safe.
Safety first! Newborn photography is very specialized and you want to be sure that your baby is in the best hands. Make sure that your photographer experienced as well as licensed and insured and that they have had training and know how to keep your baby safe. Many popular newborn poses are actually composites of several photos. Babies should never be suspended or left unattended.
Whatever your goals are for the final images, be sure that they match your photographer’s ability to achieve them.
If you’re looking for a professional newborn photographer new Temecula, California you’ve come to the right place! Whether you want to talk about the session of your dreams or are interested in learning more about the packages I offer, I’d love to chat. Here’s how you can connect with me:
Check out this gorgeous family that I had the honor of photographing when sweet baby girl #3 entered their world! <3 Dreamy is an understatement.
Interested in seeing more? Here’s a quick sneak peek from baby Chen’s Temecula newborn photography session with me. Isn’t he so handsome?!
Melissa Lyn Photography specializes in custom Newborn & Maternity Photography in the Temecula, Murrieta and surrounding areas from Orange County to San Diego. Also a photographer of Baby and Child milestones, as well as Family Portraiture. If you are interested in learning more or to schedule your session with Melissa Lyn please contact us!