You've found something we don't do ... but here's the INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS WE LOVE & TRUST that do newborn and motherhood sessions.
There's a handful of reasons we don't do Newborn Photography or Motherhood sessions. We're going to share a few of those with you in the hopes that it can help you find just the right photographer for you.
First things first, we're not parents and while we are blessed with a small (and growing) herd of nieces we don't pretend to know how to handle, pose and care for newborns. We're happy to include newborns in family sessions but we believe anyone responsible for handling your newborn should be well versed, perhaps a parent themselves, and aware of all the nuances involved in Newborn Photography.
A lot of people don't know that common newborn poses that flood the internet are actually composites of multiple poses, and not knowing that a well intended photographer may actually put your infant in compromising positions that actually cause them pain. Temperature controlled spaces/studios are very important for newborn work, imagine doing a full three hour session in your undies without pauses to warm up or in a chilly space. Which leads to our next point, plan to be at your newborn sessions for 2-3 hours. Some photographers may have a faster process but remember you will likely need to pause for feeding, diaper changes, etc.
Most importantly consider that Newborn Photography (and photography in general) is an unregulated industry. You will have to vet your photographer and their processes yourself. Make sure there's a contract in place and that you're both fully and entirely aware of what will be happening and how.
Every photographer has a different process and aesthetic, find what you're comfortable with and go from there.
Here's some starter questions you can ask your future photographer:
What type of newborn training have you acquired?
Do you photograph in home or in studio?
Are you insured for both?
Is your studio temperature controlled?
Do you do swaddling or composite poses?
How long are sessions?
Do you provide props/materials etc?
With over a decade of experience, Tracy focuses all her work on newborns, babies and motherhood. Called a "baby whisper" by clients, she's sure to capture the beauty of your newest family member with grace and tenderness.