Safety is paramount for newborn photography. The first thing I tell my clients when I welcome them into the studio is that nothing in the room is more precious than their child. Parents see the props and lights and immediately worry about little ones causing damage. But it’s far more important that my props and lights not cause any damage to those little ones! I keep the space tidy and organized, props not in use are stored in a separate room, and I use sandbags to secure anything that could possibly be knocked over. In addition I never use props that could cause harm – nothing breakable or with sharp edges. I clean and inspect my props regularly to ensure they are in perfect working condition. I launder all of my blankets and wraps after every session in a detergent that is hypoallergenic and free of dyes. I am diligent with using hand sanitizer throughout your session. Finally, the studio itself is cleaned after every session.
Babies and small children are so incredibly fragile. This is obvious. There’s a right (and a wrong!) way that they should be handled and posed for their portraits. I have been trained and mentored by some of the very best photographers in this business on the art of newborn posing and safety. I’ve also consumed hours of online courses and workshops to keep up to date on posing and safety. I will never put your child in any danger just for a shot. I sometimes go for a look that is unique and whimsical, but it is done in a safe manner. Usually this means it is a composition. A composition is 2 or more images “put together” in post processing in order to achieve that whimsical look.
Take a peek at a few behind the scenes shots showing my safety measures in place, and some of my favorite image compositions. And finally, I hope you’ll feel confident in bringing your sweet baby to me, not only for beautiful newborn portraits, but knowing that I will handle them with extreme care and safety at all times.