There is a lot to consider when you are looking for someone to document this precious newborn stage. Here are 15 questions to ask your newborn photographer.
This is likely the first time someone you don’t have a close relationship with will hold your baby, so it’s important to find someone you trust to photograph your baby. These questions can help you decide if a photographer is the right fit for you.
Your baby’s safety should be the first thing to consider in your search for a photographer. You’ll want to make sure the person you hire has experience posing newborns and knows how to do it properly to avoid putting your child in danger. Here are some great questions to help you evaluate a photographer’s safety practices and experience:
Yes. I have taken safety training from industry leader Kelly Brown. It was the first training I took before starting newborn photography, and the training I refresh myself on most frequently.
Your baby’s safety is at the forefront of everything I do in my studio. I use a spotter when necessary, and will never leave your baby unattended. My practice is to always use my camera’s neck strap when photographing a baby. I never climb on a ladder to get overhead shots of your baby, but will composite for large aerial setups. Photoshop is used as a safety tool so that babies are always supported and safe.
Yes. Baby is always supported in the Potato Sack pose, Chin on Hands, and any shots where the baby appears to be suspended in the air. (Baby is never actually suspended in the air for a swing shot or placed high on stacked props.) I remove supporting arms in post processing using Photoshop. I also composite for overhead shots that would require me to be high above baby to capture the entire setup. No shot is ever worth endangering your baby, and there are proper ways to achieve those poses safely.
Yes, always! After each session, I wash all the linens we’ve used using hypoallergenic detergent. I hand wash all rompers, bonnets, tiebacks, and fluffy texture layers. I spray props wipe them down. Anything the baby has touched is cleaned before it is put away to be used again.
It is also good to know what to expect for your session. Asking these questions can help you understand how your photographer operates her business.
Yes. Kashele Photography LLC is registered with the state of Utah, is a tax-paying business, and holds a business license with Eagle Mountain City.
My in-home studio is located in Eagle Mountain, Utah.
A small initial fee reserves your due date on my schedule. This creative fee covers my time and talent in designing a custom session tailored to your needs, capturing your images, and creating wall art and album mock-ups for your selection and ordering appointment, as well as the use of the props, wraps, outfits, headbands, etc… available in the studio. After your gallery is complete, you’ll be invited back to the studio to purchase the portraits you LOVE in the format that best fits your needs (wall art, albums, and/or digital archive files).
I offer two types of newborn sessions: Elite Newborn Sessions and Petite Wrapped Sessions.
Elite sessions may last 2-4 hours.
Petite Wrapped sessions may last up to an hour.
Parent and sibling posing (with baby’s immediate family) is included in Elite Newborn sessions, but not Petite Wrapped sessions.
I have a fully stocked studio with props, wraps, backdrops, tiebacks, little outfits, etc… that we need during your session. Please bring your baby with their pacifier, extra milk or formula, wipes, diapers, and snacks or water for you.
A few weeks after your portrait session, you will be invited back to the studio for your Selection and Ordering Appointment. This is where everything we’ve worked on comes to life! We make it fun with treats, a slideshow, an album mock-up, and wall art arrangements. My process makes it easy to get your favorite images displayed in your home, so you can enjoy them every day without having to do all the hard work.
Yes, I have both. Contact me and I’ll send you the Welcome Guide to get started.
Send me a message! I would love to find out!
I hope these 15 questions to ask your newborn photographer have been helpful to you! If they were and you feel like we might be a good fit, I would love to connect with you!
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