“Making the decision to have a child – it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” – Elizabeth Stone
Having a baby is quite possibly the biggest decision a person will ever make in his or her lifetime. It is a serious, life-long commitment to not only volunteer to do the hardest (and most rewarding) job in the world, but also to protect, love and nourish another human being and raise them to be a productive member of society. It’s epic!
A mother spends approximately 40 weeks allowing her body to serve as an incubator. She makes sacrifices and carefully watches what she eats and drinks, all for the health of her unborn child. She endures the amazing and insufferable miracle of giving birth. Her mind, body and heart will never be the same. She has officially become a mother. And her job has only just begun.
If you sit back and think for a moment how far she has come, you will open your eyes to see that her baby is one incredibly amazing human being. Every baby is. A mother holding her newborn baby is arguably one of the single most amazing moments of her entire life. The time she spends with her precious gift is cherished time she will never forget. And it passes in the blink of a feathery-lashed eye.
Deciding to trust another person to photograph this moment in the life of this newly-grown family should be a carefully-considered and well-planned decision. The safety and well-being of your baby is the highest priority.Things to ask yourself about a potential newborn photographer include: How many years of experience do they have with newborn photography? Have they received any training in newborn safety and care? Are they properly insured and holding a license to operate a business? Does their style and skill as a photographer suit my family?
Time is of the essence. You only get once chance to choose the best newborn photographer before your baby has passed the optimal age for taking newborn portraits. It’s similar to selecting your wedding photographer. Once the groom is allowed to kiss the bride, the photographer’s job is to capture that very SECOND in a portrait the happy couple will cherish forever and pass down to the generations of family who follow. He wouldn’t dare stop the ceremony to request a redo, and that precious moment would be lost forever.
I invite you to visit my studio. I welcome expecting moms and dads to get to know me, tour the studio, and I will happily answer any and all questions you have. A newborn consultation is available at no cost to you and it will be a valuable tool in helping you select the best newborn photographer for the needs of your family.