Why Newborn Photography should not be DIY

Did you know that most of the newborn poses you see online are an illusion?! Yup, that’s right—babies do not naturally fall into poses that everyday you see on Pinterest feed these days! This is why I have a sort of hate-love relationship with the social media platform. 

It’s true that Pinterest can be helpful in many ways, but I am telling you these DIY pins make everything look so much easier than they truly are in reality – especially newborn photography! You may be thinking “how hard can it be to put a sleeping baby in a basket?” Well let me tell you, it takes years of practice and a strong knowledge of baby safety to ease babies into each of these poses. And that’s just the pose! There are about a hundred additional factors to consider, including camera, props, wraps and outfits, lighting, temperature, Photoshop, you name it! You can see for yourself the difference between what DIY will get you and what a professional photographer can produce! 

Bringing a child into the world is without a doubt THE single biggest moment in your life! It tops everything else! A moment that special is worth spending $$$ and hiring a professional to do it. Most new parents don’t even realize how small the window of opportunity is to capture newborn photography—only two weeks after your delivery of the baby. It’s not a good idea for this very reason – attempting to DIY your newborn photos on your own will leave you little time (if any) to get in touch with a professional photographer and schedule a session within that short timeframe.  Imagine how you would feel if you attempted yourself but failed and you missed out those precious early moments forever! 

Professional newborn studios such as Light & Grace Photography can provide a warm, quiet and soothing environment for babies to sleep. Props and swaddles are readily available to enhance the baby’s feature and compliment the decor of your home. Also, newborn photographers are trained to put safety first and know what can and cannot do with a baby’s body. Another important factor to understand is that newborn photographers are well versed in Photoshop, which is how half of those adorable poses you see on websites are accomplished. An untrained individual should NEVER attempt some of the complicated baby posing! 

That being said, there are moments you should absolutely capture yourself, like Dad and Baby napping together or first smiles. But the art you plan on displaying on your home should be left to a professional, an artist. Leave it up to a professional photographer and you won’t be disappointed. With Light & Grace Photography, that I can guarantee!

If you’re interested in finding out more about newborn photography service provided by us or would like to reserve your own session be sure to fill out the contact form below and I will reach out to chat!

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