Newborn Photography with BMP
I am so in love with my job. Or in other words, I'm OBSESSED with it! I love, love, love it! Ever since I decided
to try Newborn Photography, I was head over heels. I couldn't imagine doing anything else.
The best feeling in the world is when parents come to you to document the most precious thing in their life,
their FIVE day old baby!! Below you will find some frequently asked questions, and some honest answers! Enjoy ;)
How long have you been working with newborns?
In June of 2012, I decided I wanted to try Newborn Photography, and September of the same year I had my first shoot. In those months leading up to my first session, I did tons of research. Learning about posing, soothing methods, safety, preparing parents. My eyes were glued to my computer watching videos and reading blogs. After my first session I literally FELL IN LOVE with Newborn Photography. Little did I know I would be entering a whole new world, and learning SO much more along the way! I have watched hours of Newborn Workshops online, purchasing an e-workshop from one of my favorite Newborn Photographers, and learning more about posing, and what works for the baby with each session.
In the image on your left, the first column of images was from my first newborn session, the images in the right column are from 9-12 months after my first shoot! I think it is important to show your growth as a photographer to the public, but for me, looking back at my growth is a sign of accomplishment, love, passion, and sweat & tears that I have put into what I call my job. My DREAM job!
Do you have props? To me this seem like such a silly question, because I am addicted to prop shopping. I can't stop. Think of it as when you have children, and you no longer want to spend money on you, you want to spend money on your kids. My job is my kid, and boy is it SPOILED! 99% of props shown in my images are property of BMP. I take pride in my style, and love this part of the job. I want my work to be organic, airy, and light to show off the baby, and I think I've done that thus far!
Do you have an assistant? Or shoot solo? Unless there's multiples coming into the studio, I will shoot solo. I have had so much practice with posing, and moving newborns from setup to setup, that I am totally comfortable shooting alone. If I do need an extra hand to help the baby feel comfortable, I will ask if dad could stand in for a few minutes. I have never had a dad not willing to help, after all, they love just staring at their new baby, and want to be by their side as much as possible! Safety comes first in ALL my newborn sessions, and I would never pose a baby in a pose I know is unsafe. This is why I love having dad close by with his hand on babies back or head for security and safety.
How long do newborn sessions last? Most sessions last between 2-3 hours, sometimes more depending in the baby! We will need plenty of time for feeding and soothing in between posing the baby. One thing I always let parents know, is that is will be at least 80 degrees in the studio to make sure the baby is comfortable nude, so wearing layers and dressing light is recommend for your comfort!
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Once you book, you will receive more detailed information in regards to your session in your Welcome Packet.
If you have any other questions before booking your session, don't hesitate to ask!