How to Choose the Best Newborn Photographer for your Family

If you’re in your second trimester, here’s your friendly reminder to book your newborn session. It’s hard to wrap my mind around, but 2022 is right around the corner and my calendar is open and already booking newborns into February!

Still searching for a newborn photographer? Here’s some things to consider when trying to find the right one for you:

Black and white image of a new mother embracing her newborn sitting on a bed in front of a bright window.

1. Do you want an in-home session for a more cozy, lifestyle approach? Or do your prefer a studio session for more traditional, posed photos? Some photographers offer both and some offer only one or the other.

2. Do you prefer the light and airy aesthetic or the dark and moody feel? Every photographer has their own style of editing and artistic vision.

3. How much experience and education does the photographer have with newborns? Newborns are a speciality: experience + education are HUGE. Browse their portfolio- if you don’t see many newborns on their website - email them and ask to see examples or even full galleries of newborn sessions.

4. Budget - always the elephant in the room. But it’s important and as we all work hard for our money - you need to make sure you’re investing wisely. I use the term investing intentionally - while photos might not have a monetary return, their emotional value increases exponentially with every passing year. A session with an experienced, talented newborn photographer will not be a small investment - ask about what payment plans are available.

5. How far in advance do they need you to book? Many photographers, myself included, book newborns months in advance. As the exact arrival date of baby can be unpredictable and newborn sessions ideally are done within the first few weeks, your newborn photographer needs to allow flexibility in their schedule during the month baby is expected. Personally, the earlier you contact me to book your newborn session, the better chances I'll have availability for you. 

Big brother smiles as he pats his newborn sister's head as his mother smiles down at her

If you're in the south Nashville area - Franklin, Brentwood, Thompson's Station - I would love to be your newborn photographer. To find out more about the KLP newborn experience or my First Year membership, let's connect!