5 Tips for Choosing Your Newborn Photographer

What's the number one thing you look for when you're searching for the perfect Photographer? Is it price? Style? Location? Personality? If you've been looking for a photographer, you've probably realized that it can be a little overwhelming at times and I'm here to help you in your search with my 5 best tips on finding the perfect newborn photographer! Below I highlight my main tips of of what to look for when you choose a photographer, they include.

1. Safety & Experience

2. Style - Posed or Lifestyle

3. Studio Photographer

4. Pricing


I hope these little tips help you with your search. If you'd love to talk more about hiring me as your [job title] then shoot me a message! I have a few [available appointments, spots, sessions, etc] in the next [week, month, year] and would love to send you some more information to see if we'd be a great fit! 

Choosing a newborn photographer is a big decision, as these photos will be cherished for years to come. The photos will serve as a memory of your newborn's first few weeks of life, and you want them to be perfect. You've planned everything about your babies new life for the last 9 months, you want to make sure you choose a trusted photographer who is used to working with fragile newborns. With so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the right photographer. Here are five tips to help you select the perfect newborn photographer for your family.

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Safety and Experience

When it comes to newborn photography, safety should always come first. Look for a photographer who has experience working with newborns and has trained on newborn safety. Newborns are fragile and vulnerable, and their security should be the top priority during a photo shoot. A professional newborn photographer who puts safety first knows how to handle your baby safely, ensuring they are not put in harm's way. They will be able to guide your baby poses that are comfortable for them and will not cause any harm. Heaven Sent has worked with hundreds of babies over the years!

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Posed or Lifestyle

Newborn photography can be categorized into two styles: posed or lifestyle. Posed photography is when the baby is placed in specific poses, while lifestyle photography captures natural moments. Decide which style suits your preferences and choose a photographer who specializes in that style. My clients typically choose if they have a specific style they prefer, but lucky for them, I specialize in both posed and lifestyle! I have options for both at my studio with both beautiful plain backgrounds for those posed family portraits as well as a beautiful bedroom setup for those that prefer the more lifestyle feel. Check out the inside of my studio.

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Studio Ambiance

The ambiance of the photographer's studio plays a significant role in the outcome of the shoot. The studio should be clean, calm, and inviting. Look for a photographer who creates a comfortable environment for the baby and parents. A good photographer should be able to control the temperature of the studio to ensure the baby is comfortable. We have many different amenities for our newborn parents to enjoy. We offer a convenient restroom, a comfy couch for you while your baby becomes the star, and we are close to downtown restaurants and shops!

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Offers Albums/Wall Art/Digitals

You want to choose a photographer who offers a range of products to choose from. Consider what you want to do with the photos; do you want to print them and hang them on your wall? Do you want to create an album to flip through? Or do you prefer to have digital copies of the photos? Choose a photographer who offers a variety of products that fit your needs.

At Heaven Sent, we specialize in providing our clients with beautiful heirloom products that they can enjoy for generations! Every art piece you purchase includes the matching digital file. You really get the best of both worlds with us!


Choosing a photographer who is professional, insured, and licensed is crucial. It assures that the photographer is reputable and accountable. A professional photographer will also have a contract for you to sign, outlining the details of the shoot, the fees, and other important information. Make sure to ask for references and check online reviews before booking a photographer.

This one is so important! Choosing a trusted photographer and studio makes all the difference! You can trust that with Heaven Sent INC, we are a licensed and insured S-corporation.

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Choosing the right newborn photographer can be a daunting task, but with these five tips, you can make an informed decision. Look for a photographer who prioritizes safety and has experience working with newborns. Decide which style of photography you prefer and choose a photographer who specializes in that style. Consider the ambiance of the studio and make sure the photographer is professional, insured, and licensed. Finally, choose a photographer who offers a range of products to choose from. With these tips, you'll be able to select a photographer who will capture beautiful and timeless photos of your newborn.