Birth photography is an amazing and gorgeous type of photography. Because it is only a once-in-a-lifetime event, it is essential to be ready.
Once the baby is in your arms, this is a list of the best newborn photography equipment I suggest using.
Best Tips for Birth Photography
- It is a good idea to hire a photographer as soon as possible
Be sure to choose a birth photographer you feel comfortable with. You will be vulnerable and don’t want to add stress or discomfort. Do not hesitate to request a consultation if you’re hiring a professional. This is usually offered free of cost by most professionals. Photographers should get along well with their clients just as much as you do with them!
- Ask your doctor for clearance
You, the parent, should inform your doctor that you will have a photographer. Ask if there are any details the photographer should know. 99 percent of doctors will allow a photographer to be in the room, as long as they are not in the way. Remember that even though you are being hired to do a job, doctors and nurses still have the right to have their way. Your job is more important than yours. Respect their boundaries and you’ll get great photos. They will help you get the shots that you want, provided you are willing to work with them when necessary.
- Details, details, details!
Do you see that I believe details are important? They are. This article will be filled with details! These details tie your birth story together. Without them, you’ll end up with just beautiful photos. While they’re nice, the story will not be complete without them.
These are just ideas to help you get your mind moving in the right direction. Photograph everything and everyone that you feel will add to the family’s unique story.
This post was written by a photographer at Christina Louise Photos. Christina is a St Petersburg Maternity Photographer capturing the intimate moments of maternity, motherhood, and childhood. As visual storytellers, we turn your most intimate moments into lasting memories. Contact us today to learn more about scheduling a photo shoot!