The Importance Of Newborn Photography

Newborn photography is a fairly new concept, becoming more and more popular with every year that passes – and rightly so!

For ages, the most photographed event of our lives has been the wedding ceremony.  Couples plan for years organizing every detail – large to small.  Choosing the perfect wedding photographer is a task in itself.  Finding the right person who you connect with and trust, as well as the style of photography that pulls on your heart strings can be a daunting task – but one that couples make their top priority.


Well, because your wedding is the most important day of your life… right?

Well… for some.

For the couples that choose to have children, I’m sure that everyone will agree – the welcoming of your baby into the world trumps any well planned and thought out wedding ceremony.

From the first moment you see, hold and smell your newborn child – your world will change.  Love will become something bigger than you ever knew was possible.  As you see your newborn child, you’ll experience what it is like to literally have your heart beating outside of your body.  All instincts will take over, and you will feel love like you never knew possible.  Your wedding day will be a memory past – THIS will be the most important day of your life.

(Image by – Karen Dekker-Byker | Reflections of Life Photography)

Newborn Photography is a growing trend – and rightfully so.  Newborn Photography is designed for children 10 days or less.  Let me say that again – 10 days or less!  Tiny, curled up little infants, fresh into the world.  The fingers and toes, the eyelashes, every little detail.  All of these beautiful features will change with each passing day.

(Image by: Jennifer Blakeley | Jennifer Blakeley Photography)

Our children grow up right in front of our eyes, after one week, after three weeks, after six months – they grow, change and develop and nothing that we can do will stop them.

Capturing your newborn baby with a professionally trained newborn photographer will be the first ‘gift’ that you give to them (and yourself!).  A newborn session can not be re-done.  It is literally a once-in-a-lifetime event.

Yes, you can re-shoot six month pictures, or one year pictures, or family pictures.  If you hire a photographer that doesn’t deliver quality up to your standards, you can re-do those moments a few weeks later with someone else and there really isn’t any loss.

Newborn babies however, change every second.  So many times I hear my clients say (2 weeks after their newborn session when they are viewing their images of their 5 day old baby) “I can’t believe how much he/she has changed already, I’m so glad we got this done!”.

(Image by: Tamsen Donker | Creative Clicks Photography)

A newborn photographer is more than just a photographer.  She is a caregiver for your infant during the 2-3 hour session.  Don’t settle for the first photographer you find, or the cheapest one around.  Your newborn photographer will be handling your infant for 2-3 hours, posing, positioning and soothing.  Find a photographer that you LOVE, that speaks to you, and whose work you can’t live without.  Its an investment that is worth every penny, as she will provide you with stunning images you and your baby will have for generations.

Take your time, look around, and hire a professional that is right for you.  Treat your newborn photographer as you would your wedding photographer – because this is the most important event of your life.

Written by: Jennifer Blakeley | Jennifer Blakeley Photography


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