Photographing your new bundle of joy is an exciting occasion. But the photographer you choose to capture this momentous event can make all the difference. That's why it's important to be selective about the newborn photographer you choose. Here are a few effective tips for selecting the right one.

Get In-Home Sessions
Look for newborn photographers who provide in-home sessions. In-home sessions are important for mothers who are nursing and need time for feedings. It's also comfortable for mom to be at home. So, make sure you select a newborn photographer who can accommodate in-home photography sessions. Do some research by looking over testimonials and review sites, such as Yelp. Get recommendations from friends, families, co-workers or members of support groups who know newborn photographers who do in-home sessions.

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Find a Patient Photographer
It's not uncommon for your photo session to take multiple hours due to feeding your baby. So, it's critical to find a newborn photographer who is patient. You don't want your photo session to feel rushed with an impatient photographer whose goal is to get you and your baby out in 30 minutes or less. Instead, opt for a newborn photographer who has empathy and understands the need for patience during the photo session. An ideal newborn photographer has experience with taking pictures of newborn babies during in-home sessions. He knows that timing is everything and factors in delays in the schedule due to feeding sessions as well as the best time of day for natural light.

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Make Sure You're Comfortable
Whether you're doing an in-home photo shoot with your baby and her siblings or you're just capturing photos of your newborn, you and your child should feel comfortable with the photographer. Your photographer provides you with directions during the shoot to help you get the best images for your photo album. So, it's important to be comfortable with your photographer's creative style, expertise and mannerisms. Make sure you review the newborn photographer's portfolio and learn about his creative process, including the props he may use. Speak with him over the phone and schedule a consultation. By taking these steps, you can determine your comfort level and know if the newborn photographer is the right fit for you.

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Final Thoughts
Finding the right newborn photographer to take pictures of your baby doesn't have to be complicated. It just takes a few steps to find the photographer who can meet your needs. By putting these tips into action, you can streamline the process and find a newborn photographer who's right for you and your family.