The best time to book your newborn photographer is while you’re still pregnant.
I know you have a long to-do list before your babe enters this world…
- Find a doctor
- Decorate the nursery
- Register for parenting classes
- Learn how to buckle that car seat
- Find a childcare center for your baby
I’m sure the list goes on and on.
Surely finding a newborn photographer can wait until later, right?
If portraits of your baby – his tiny fingers and toes, the innocent facial expressions, his curled up body – are IMPORTANT to you, then, no, you shouldn’t put off booking your newborn photo session.
- IT GIVES YOU TIME TO PLAN FINANCIALLY.
Babies are expensive! Hospital bills, diapers, etc add up. Tossing in last-minute newborn portraits means you might have to settle with a cheap photographer who you don’t really like. If you select your photographer early, you have months to save for the photographer (and that gorgeous heirloom album!) that you really want.
Also, adding this to your baby shower registry, or asking the grandparents-to-be to chip in, would be a wonderful gift that you’ll treasure forever!
- TIME MOVES FAST ONCE BABY ARRIVES.
Life becomes so busy and hectic and you will be so exhausted and unable to think straight. Before you know it, baby will be a month old and you will have missed the opportunity to capture that fresh, newborn look. Booking in advance ensures you have a plan and that baby will be photographed within the first two weeks of life. Not to mention, your photographer can plan their schedule too!
- BOOKING EARLY MEANS YOU CAN DO MATERNITY PORTRAITS TOO.
If baby is arriving tomorrow, obviously we won’t have time to capture that pregnancy glow. If you want to do maternity photos to remember this joyful time and excited anticipation of what’s to come, searching for that perfect photographer early is a must.
- DEVELOP A RAPPORT WITH YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER.
I offer an in-person pre-consultation so you can meet me and see where your baby will be photographed as well as see and touch the beautiful print products you’ll want to commemorate this milestone. You want someone you trust handling your baby, right? Someone who is infant-CPR certified and educated in SAFE newborn posing techniques.
My clients don’t just see me once – at the session – then we never speak again. You’ll see my face 4 or more times throughout your photography experience so I can guide you and make this easy and fun for you!
You PLAN, prepare and SAVE for that wonderful vacation …
… that new custom home
… or your huge wedding
Why wouldn’t you do the same for one of the most important moments of your life — becoming parents?!
If you, or someone you know, are expecting soon, let’s get that newborn photo session booked today! “Booking” simply means paying a retainer and signing a contract so you’re on my calendar. Then you’ll receive my Welcome Guide with helpful tips on how to prepare for our session!
Mention this blog post to receive a beautiful complimentary print from my professional imaging lab! ($75 value)
Need some relaxation as well as pain relief? Try a prenatal massage with Weiler Academy!