One of the most fun experiences of being a parent is getting your child’s picture taken. If you have the child’s picture professionally taken every month for their first year the photos become a legacy for the child and a source of fond memories for the parent. But choosing the right photographer can be a difficult task. Today there are many people trying to be photographers and taking infant photography is both an art and a science. Here are a few considerations that should be taken into account when trying to find the perfect photographer for you and your baby.
Because photography is an art, the style the photographer excels in becomes very important. There are many styles of baby pictures. There are those that just face shots, those that are crib shots, and those taken in front of a backdrop, amongst many others. You should decide beforehand what style of photographs you refer and then try to match that style to a photographer.
Another consideration is the budget. How much will it cost for the sitting fee and then how much for the actual different photos that come in many sizes? The most expensive prints of your child’s photos are the large ones but these are also the ones that will make a great impact on display up on your walls. Remember you are capturing a very special moment in the life of your child. You will be able to enjoy these photos for your entire life. Will you need additional copies for other members of your family?
With these pieces of information decided, you are now ready to do your research. The best way to find a photographer is a friend who has used a photographer with their baby. They can tell you about the person they used and either recommend them or tell you why they would never use that person again. They can also show you the photos that were taken.
If you don’t have friends that have used a photographer they want to recommend then your next stop should be the internet. Look for local baby photographers who have many different shots of babies on their websites. Make sure the style you are interested in is displayed. If it is not, keep looking. If you are unable to find the style you want on any website then you need to ask each photographer to provide you a sample baby shot of the style you have in mind.
Once you find the preferred style you are ready to discuss cost and location. If you want the picture taken in your own nursery it will cost more than if you take your baby to the photographer’s studio. Get the photographer to give you a price quote by email. After you receive a few price quotes you’re ready to interview them and this is best-done face to face, not over the phone. All photographers do not have the temperament to photograph infants. Since you, of course, want this experience to be as pleasant as possible it is important to meet the photographer and feel comfortable with them.
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