Newborn Photography and why Safety is the top Priority.
Ever wondered how we get babies into some of the positions we share online? Here is an example of the work I do. A lot of editing is done behind the scenes and should not be attempted at home.
Please do not put your babies at risk and when choosing a photographer whether is it myself or another always be vigilant about your baby.
You should be with your baby at all times sat nearby with hands on or very close to your baby.
When the photographer is taking images she/he cannot stop a baby falling, that is why it is important to be hands on from you the parent.
Many people ask how do you get a baby to do that and more horrifying say to me why doesn't my baby sit in that position or do that.
The fancy photographs you see of babies for example in large hats, buckets and in certain positions with their arms under chin are mostly done through composites - A series of photos when over lapped in the editing stages make the picture you see with no hands or anything in the photograph.
So why are we so expensive when you can get it cheaper in a high street store?
A lot of work goes into editing after your session, some edits often taking an hour or more just for one image.
Safety to us is important we would rather have a hand or full parent body in the image and edit out later over leaving a baby unaided and at risk.
The time and effort we put into training which is often thousands of pounds to get the correct amount of training to keep your child safe is why we are as expensive as we and because of the after time and care to create your perfect newborn babies images.
So why not a high street store they cheaper and often instant choice?
Cheaper does not always mean better. Ever wondered how these people got the way they did? Often hired on selling skills and trained with a doll. Very basic posing and basic training. Most have little or no photography skills.
Trained in the most robotic way to get you in and out as fast as possible with the highest spend they can get from you. Also no editing really involved why? Because their targets and priority are the sales.
Also hear so many horror stories of children falling off of high up platforms because they are not secure or safe. Photographer/Sales person wants parent to step away for a split second to look at a camera screen? All it takes is one second to fall and even newborn babies wriggle.
When searching for a newborn photographer or any photographer for any reason always think safety first not whoever is cheapest.
Whether you choose Blue Moon Portraits or another photographer ask yourself and your photographer is my baby safe.
In the UK there is an amazing association called the BANP (British Association of Newborn Photographers) whose members are chosen on their safety and skills with newborns.
Their site can direct new parents to photographers in their area.
So whoever you choose you know that they follow a code of conduct to keep your new baby safe at all times and provide you with the best of care.
Always think of safety first and choose a photographer whose style you like.
Example of newborn safety above.
"Super excited right now"
Exciting news today. I have been accepted as a member of the BANP - British Association of Newborn Photographers.
They are a brilliant association whose members follow a code of conduct with every client - newborn and parents. Each photographer strives to do more than their best with quality, customer care and most of all the safety of the babies they photograph.
Being a member is a bit like any trade you would expect a high standard from, just like cowboy builders there can be cowboy photographers that sadly don't understand all the safety and care a newborn needs.
By being a member whether you choose myself or any of the other members of the BANP you will be assured they know what they are doing and will take care of your needs and your newborn.
FROM THEIR SITE
Who are they?
We are the foremost group of leading newborn photographers dedicated to ensuring your baby's comfort and safety whilst creating beautiful images for you to treasure. We strive to encourage high standards of customer service, quality images and safe practise across the profession of newborn photography.
What we do...
We advocate newborn safety when photographing babies at all times. We are here to help parents find a specialist newborn photographer in their area, and to support and help train newborn photographers nationally.