When looking for a Kansas City newborn photographer, there is certainly no shortage of them in our area. Here are some tips on things to consider:
1. Experience and safety when posing baby – look for a photographer who has years of experience in the field. Something that a trained and experienced Kansas City newborn photographer will know is that some poses are actually composites and should not be attempted without a hand for support. Composites are multiple pictures put together in photoshop to create one image. This way, baby is safe and supported, while it may look in the final image as if he/she is propping up their own head and hanging from a hammock. Babies should not hang in something they can fall out of. Babies should not be propped up on their own weight. Dad’s hand was supporting baby from underneath with the shot, 1/2 inch over a 5 foot wide beanbag. It was combined with an image of the hammock with no baby in it. With almost seven years of experience, newborn safety is my priority.
2. Variety in poses, backdrops and props – You have probably seen the images in the portfolios of a Kansas City Newborn Photographers featuring the baby on a blanket, posed in a number of ways. This is called “beanbag” photography and while it is adorable and I can create this style, it is a very small part of what I offer in my newborn photography sessions. Some photographers shoot an entire session on a beanbag without other options. Be sure to ask about variety if that is something you are looking for. You may get an entire gallery of images on several different colored blankets in three different poses, the only difference being color of hat or blanket. If a photographer is coming to your home, they may not bring much variety with them. At our studio, clients can choose from 30+ backdrops and many props, hats, etc. You are not limited by what someone brought with them.
3. The number of images in your final gallery- This is important one. ASK how many images will be in your final newborn photography gallery. In most cases, there are only 20-30 images. Captures in Time Photography averages 45-55 unique poses in each newborn gallery. When comparing pricing of a disk of entire images, you are almost getting twice as many with our studio. Make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
Feel free to give me a call at 816-914-4793 to discuss choosing your newborn photographer or schedule a consult at the studio, just a hop, skip and a jump from anywhere in Kansas City.