When you begin your search for a newborn & maternity photographer, things to keep in mind.
it is essential to ask yourself the following questions, for example;
What style of newborn photography do I like? Is it staged and posed, or is it documentary & lifestyle? Staged newborn photography usually occurs at a studio or even from your home. Your photographer will have studio lights, light stands, light diffusers, baskets to pose your baby in, and other props. Your photographer will pose your baby in different positions and inside props such as cute baskets, buckets & tiny beds, etc.; it’s a great idea to ask your photographer what props they might have as this will vary. Your photographer will take the time to wrap and pose your baby in ways that only professional photographers who are trained and experienced can
Lifestyle newborn photography sessions; Are documentary, simple, organic portraits. Your photographer will only focus on capturing your baby most naturally; there is hardly any posing, wrapping, and no props other than your baby’s nursery, unique blankets, and a few cute hats or headbands.
After choosing what style you prefer, you must choose a photographer with experience and a portfolio to show for it. Sometimes we tend to go on Pinterest and find cute poses and send them over to our photographer as “inspiration” photographers are artists, and we all have our style. I recommend that you do research and make sure that your photographer can achieve the look you want. It’s also important that your photographer is trained to handle newborn babies as they are fragile. Some of the poses you see are created with photoshop.
Other things to ask your photographer; are they running a legal business? Are they insured? Are they vaccinated? (If you want)
Ask your photographer if they offer any discounts or incentives if you book a bundle with maternity and newborn sessions or a first-year, including Maternity, Newborn, 6-month milestone, & first-year cake-smash photoshoot.
Lluvia offers both styles, posed, staged, and lifestyle newborn portraits all over Eastern North Carolina. We also provide a beautiful wardrobe for moms and all the props needed for your newborn session. You get the best of both worlds! Also, travel to you, so you never have to leave the comfort of your home.
To book a session, please call (602) 702-1611
Servicing Raleigh, Chapel Hill, Cary, Garner & Goldsboro North Carolina.