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Kansas City Newborn Photographers | How to Choose

Kansas City Newborn Photographers | How to Choose

You are having a baby. Maybe this is your first baby? You are researching Kansas City newborn photographers and if you were like I was eleven years ago, you are a bit overwhelmed. My advice, first and foremost is to find a photographer whose work you simply just connect with. It’s a “you’ll know if when you see it” situation, much like the perfect wedding dress. Conjointly, there are other factors to consider when making your choice that you may not have thought about:

1.  Experience and safety when posing baby – look for a photographer who has years of experience in the field. Something that trained and experienced Kansas City newborn photographers 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, the 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 bean bag. It was combined with an image of the hammock with no baby in it.  With almost nine years of experience, newborn safety is my priority. I will never put a baby in a pose they are not comfortable in and prefer natural poses.

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2.  Variety in poses, backdrops and props –  You have probably seen the images in the portfolios of Kansas City Newborn Photographers featuring the baby on a blanket, posed in a number of ways.  This is called “bean bag” photography and while it is adorable and I can create this style, my work is not relegated to that. 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 (elsewhere) receive an entire gallery of images on several different colored blankets in three different poses, the only difference being the 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 50+ backdrops and many props, hats, etc.  You are not limited by what a photographer brought with them.

3.  How does the photographer make mom appear? – I encourage a parent/baby set in each newborn session. Now, I know you will have just had a baby and will probably be exhausted. That’s ok. I absolutely can make you look like you, but a refreshed version of yourself.

4.  The number of images in your final gallery – This is an 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 45-50 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 Captures in Time as your newborn photography studio, I would love to chat with you about creating your baby’s first portraits!

Best,

Melissa

 

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    • Esther Edith galleriesSeptember 14, 2014 - 6:32 pm

      Adorable photos, and a great, informative post for new parents! Looking forward to more of your newborn photography.ReplyCancel

    • christine dSeptember 13, 2014 - 2:50 pm

      Such great advice! Kansas City families can be sure their newborns will be in good hands with the safety precautions that Captures in Time Photography uses. And they will receive beautiful images too!ReplyCancel

    • JenniferSeptember 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm

      Great tips on newborn sessions and booking a photographer! Saftey is very important and I don’t think parent’s realize how difficult it is to pose the babies and also worry about keeping them safe! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

    • Melissa DotzkoSeptember 11, 2014 - 11:11 am

      Great tips from a Kansas City newborn photographer! I especially agree with safety, I loved how you explained how to safely photograph newborns in that pose.ReplyCancel

    • BillieSeptember 11, 2014 - 7:13 am

      Great tips for researching Kansas City newborn photographers.ReplyCancel

    • MeghanSeptember 11, 2014 - 6:55 am

      What an awesome blog post about newborn photography safety! Thank you so much it’s so helpful and honest. All brand new moms out there should read this when looking for a newborn photographer. You are one awesome Kansas City newborn photographer 😀ReplyCancel

    • Sugashoc photographySeptember 10, 2014 - 8:49 pm

      What a great resource for how to pick a newborn photographerReplyCancel

    • KateySeptember 10, 2014 - 4:36 pm

      Great list of things to consider when selecting a Kansas City newborn photographer!ReplyCancel

    • Jete DevisserSeptember 10, 2014 - 3:26 pm

      You’re a fantastic newborn photographer, and these are very important things to look for when booking a newborn photographer. Especially the safety of baby.ReplyCancel

    • Amy SSeptember 10, 2014 - 10:45 am

      I wished I lived in Kansas City so I could hire you as my Newborn Photographer! awesome photos!ReplyCancel

    • Lori LoreeSeptember 10, 2014 - 6:40 am

      I love your photos. You are an amazing photographer!ReplyCancel

    • ale garciaSeptember 10, 2014 - 6:02 am

      Congrats! these photos are heart warming! Great work from a Kansas City Newborn Photographer!ReplyCancel

    • CoreySeptember 9, 2014 - 7:35 pm

      Great tips on choosing a Kansas City newborn photographer!ReplyCancel

    • cariSeptember 9, 2014 - 6:07 pm

      Adorable images from a great Kansas City newborn photographer.ReplyCancel

    • BrendenSeptember 9, 2014 - 4:59 pm

      Some great tips for expecting moms looking for a newborn photographer in Kansas City .ReplyCancel

    • CourtneySeptember 9, 2014 - 3:53 pm

      If i am ever in the Kansas City area and need a newborn photographer, I know who to call!ReplyCancel

    • SamanthaSeptember 9, 2014 - 3:09 pm

      I love all of these tips you give for newborn photography!ReplyCancel

    • KathySeptember 9, 2014 - 2:38 pm

      What a great guide for Mom’s and Dad’s-to be! Kansas City is lucky to have you as a choice for their newborn photographer!ReplyCancel

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