So you might come across this blog post on my website or maybe social media and thinking about booking a newborn session with me or just wondering what I do.
Well being a newborn photographer is a passion of mine and I am so honoured to be part of those first few weeks of your new life as a family (or maybe even adding to a family) and I take the safety aspect of this session of extreme importance.
There are lots of photographers out there who are offering this service and believe it or not Newborn photography is an unregulated industry, with more and more photographers entering the genre. It is an amazingly rewarding industry to be a part of, but newborn photographers have to possess a unique skill set. You are creating beautiful portraits which require technical skills, dealing with new, and sometimes anxious, parents, and all the time ensuring your tiny subjects are kept safe and dignified.
So here are some things about me.
I am a legitimate business - I have owned my business for perhaps 10 years now, I have professional insurance in place and also now have a studio that I work from.
I am proud to be a member of BANPAS and also The Guild of Newborn and Baby Photographers.
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When I first set out to become a newborn photographer I wanted to make sure that I was confident in my skills and that baby was handled correctly so I undertook training with a Guild panel member and skilled newborn tutor and photographer Claire Elliot, I also have yearly top up courses with newborn photographer tutors to make sure that I am aware of any new skills etc. I have parents ask me for the head in hands pose and many do not realise that it is actually three, even four different photographs composited together.
The newborn session themselves are baby led, that is if baby is hungry, or needs a nappy change they always come first. A baby will always let you know if they are uncomfortable, or too hot or too cold. I keep my studio lovely and warm but my attention is always on baby and if they are comfortable.
Hygene is important with all props that are used cleaned afterwards and I always have wipes, and antibacterial gel to make sure my hands are clean.
I hope that this maybe answers some questions, if you would like to chat more about a newborn portrait session and what is involved, please get in touch.
Jen x Newborn photography Swansea