Your Newborn Photographer | Tips to find the right one….

Selecting your Newborn Photographer

For the first 2 weeks, your baby is in a curled womblike slumber. This is the perfect time to have their images made to capture the freshness of  your baby.  Your second trimester is a recommended time to begin your search for your baby’s newborn photographer. This will give you time to find an artist who creates the style of images you want of your baby. It will also insure they have availability near your babies due date.

Your Newborn Photographer selection tips Natural Posing Neutral Colors

Do they show images that you love?

Look through the images displayed on the photographers website in their newborn image gallery. If they have a blog, read through the newborn related posts. This is where you will begin to see the photographer’s style.  While looking through the images, here are a few things to look for, that will help you know that you will still love your images over time.

Do you like the way they pose the babies?

Do they use props or are they a minimalist?

Do you like the colors they use?

You are investing in images that you will want to treasure always!

Loving the style of your photographer will insure you make the perfect choice.

10 Day Old Newborn Baby Boy.

Word of Mouth speaks volumes

Ask friends who have recently had a baby, who they used for their babies images. There is nothing better than having gone through the experience of a newborn session to know what to ask and what to look for in a photographer. If you don’t know anyone, you can Google “newborn photographer near me”. Google wants to be the most trusted provider for your needs, they research extensively the companies they list on page one. Also, Google, Facebook and Yelp are great places to read reviews from families that have recently worked with the photographer.

Visit the studio – Meet the photographer – See the Products

You will be spending at least 2 – 3 hours in their studio.   You are trusting this individual with your brand new baby, that alone is worth a visit.  A professional newborn photographer will encourage a meeting before your session.  It takes specialized newborn training, experience handling brand new babies and patience to mold a newborn safely while keeping them asleep.   What if your baby isn’t sleepy or is feeling uncomfortable on the day of your session, an experienced photographer will still be able to create beautiful images for you.  A consultation at the studio will allow you ask them about their newborn training and experience.

At your consultation you will be able to see the products available to you, to pick them up and feel the quality of the prints, canvases and albums being offered. If you have specific areas in your home where you will be displaying the images, this is a good time to see the options that could work on your walls. Bring your questions with you!

Your Newborn Photographer Lovin the Light Photography Gainesville FL

The newborn stage goes by so quickly and you will need that time to settle in and become a family.  Finding your photographer and scheduling your session before your baby is born, will allow you to rest and enjoy meeting the needs of your baby during her first few weeks.

If you are expecting and have more questions about a newborn session for your baby, I would love to meet with you.  I offer 2-3 afternoons a week for consultations and I’m happy to let you know the next available opening.  Fill out the contact form an we can start planning your newborn session. I can’t wait to meet you and hear what type of images you hope to have of your baby.


Lovin’ the Light is a boutique portrait studio, for families and is your newborn photographer in Gainesville,  Alachua, and Newberry, Florida


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  • Katie Baehring - What a WONDERFUL post! I’m sure so many future clients are looking for something like to this when searching for a newborn photographer. You do AMAZING work!ReplyCancel

    • Linda - Thank you Katie.  I love capturing newborn baby portrait for familiesReplyCancel

  • Krystal - This is a great post!! Very informative and great tips for prospective clients. So many have no idea where to start or what to ask. Great read. ReplyCancel

    • Linda - When they haven’t gone through the experience of a newborn session I’m hoping this will help them to ask the right questions to find an artist they will love. ReplyCancel

  • Kandi - Such great advice and wonderful points when scheduling your newborn session! Your images are so beautiful and it is so evident you are a skilled professional with a passion. The attention to detail is so noticeable! Love your work and following your blog.ReplyCancel

    • Linda - Thank you… I love learning and bringing the best newborn portraits to my Gainesville families.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon Payne - This is THE best post!  I love all of the tips to finding the photographer that is best for you.ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - Such a wonderful informative post!  Your clients are so lucky choosing you to be their photographer.  Your work is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - You mentioned some really important points for choosing a newborn photographer. It’s such a specialized session, and so important for mom and dad to make sure they’ve found the right person for capturing what they’re looking for. Your talents show in your work. Every image you create is beautiful.ReplyCancel