Booking a Newborn Photographer
Why book a photographer to take pictures of your newborn?
You're so in love with your little one... staring at her sleeping smiles, her little yawns, and touching her tiny.... oh so tiny... feet. Counting each toe again, and again, tapping them softly as you do. Kissing her cheeks, her head, her nose. Patting her little diapered bottom and feeling the joy of how her head fits right into the palm of your hand when you lean her back to take in the beauty that God has knit together so perfectly. She sighs and her tiny hand grasps your finger. Such sweet little fingers she has. She'll lose that grasping reflex in a couple of months... all of this won't last long.
Being a newborn only lasts 2 weeks. And often, the newborn-ness wears off sooner than that. Your baby starts sleeping less, becomes a little less flexible, and you see a lot more of those shiny eyes! Which are beautiful, but it's a sign that your baby is leveling up. It passes so quickly. But you can preserve it in the form of photos, a window to your memories.
I highly, highly suggest booking a newborn photographer. It's 2-3 hours (or a little more) of your time, that you give up now, that will be turned into an eternity of memories and happiness. We take care to book a wedding photographer when we get married, a senior photographer when we graduate, all the big (and sometimes little) events in our lives we take care to hire a professional. This should be an event worth photographing, worth preserving. You'll do it when she turns one, why not when she's just days fresh to this world? Do it!! You will not regret this.
The best time to book a newborn photographer is at the start of your second trimester, or even sooner. Most of the time, babies pick when they arrive and waiting to schedule when they get here means you may not get the photographer you want, or you may not be able to get professional photos at all. So schedule sooner, rather than later, and notify your photographer as soon as baby gets here so your session can be set up.
The weeks leading up to the birth of your little one may have crawled by, but once he gets here, HELLO! Slow down! You're sucked into a time vortex. What day is it? What time is it? Did I eat today? Have I slept yet? When did I shower? So, seriously... put your photographer on your hospital call list!
Of course *I* would love to be that photographer for you, and I offer a few different types of newborn sessions that you can choose from that will fit your needs. I also offer custom birth announcements, prints, albums, and other goodies, so contact me for pricing and details.
The First Year Collection starts with your maternity session and ends with a first birthday session. Contact me for details if you're interested in capturing these milestones, too!
Enjoy your bump.... and your baby! I hope to hear from you, and if I don't, I hope some other fabulous photographer does :)
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