BOOKING YOUR NEWBORN SESSION
Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer
When is the best time to book newborn photos? I want to take a few minutes and give you the best advice. No matter if you are planning to have your session with me or not, I hope these tips will help you find the best photographer for you and give you the best tips on when to have your newborns photos taken.
As a Colorado Springs Newborn Photographer, I have learned so much over the last several years. I have been able to learn the ups and downs of taking newborn photos, understanding how every newborn is very different, how to be patient, how to be safe and how to capture the smallest of moments in your little one.
A few questions
When you are looking for a newborn photographer, I highly suggest you do some research. Anyone can claim to be a newborn photographer. Here are a few questions I would suggest asking.
1. Do you photograph newborns?
2. How long have you been photographing newborns?
3. Have you taken any newborn safety classes? If so from whom?
4. Do you have a newborn portfolio I could look at?
5. Do you have any references?
These are just a few questions I get asked a lot and I am always happy to answer. I can not express enough how having a photographer who specializes in newborn photography and has taken the proper education and training on newborns, is important. This is your baby and you want to be able to trust whomever you choose to photograph your little one.
You can find a list of newborn photographers here.
Colorado Springs is filled with many talented photographers. Finding the best one that suits what you are looking for, will ensure the best session for both you and the photographer.
So when do I book my newborn session? I recommend doing a soft booking date with your photographer before baby actually arrives. To do this you would just need to let the photographer know your due date, that you are interested in a session and be sure you talk to your photographer and get a clear understanding about how their process works with the session, invoicing and booking.
When do I book?
Most newborn photos take place anywhere from 7-14 days old. However, if you are past that 14 day time frame, that is just fine. Babies can always be photographed, depending on how old they are, the photographer would just need to explain the process with an older baby. Often times older babies do not enjoy being curled up and posed into the hose cute little newborn positions. However, sometimes those babies like to surprise us.
Newborn sessions can normally take anywhere from 2-4 hours. This time is not all photography time, there is always breaks for baby. Feeding time, changing time, and just some rest time and not in front of the camera. Though they are little, newborns are really great at always telling you what they need, how they are feeling and its super important that we listen to them. An experience photographer should be aware of the signs of a newborn and take the breaks as needed.
Every photographer does newborn sessions differently, be sure you are aware of how the process, with your photographer works so you are not surprised by anything the day of the session.
Interested in booking or speaking to me about your next newborn session. Please feel free to contact me here.