Baby Photographers

When my son was born, we took tons of pictures.  I didn’t really know any professional photographers at the time, and most of the local professionals were quite expensive.  So we settled for some in-store studio type photo sessions.  When I look back at those photos, I realize how “cheesy” the photos were.  They propped my son up in odd positions and put obnoxious backgrounds behind him.  This was only five years ago.

Since I’ve been involved in online forums, and blogs the past few years, I’ve found so many wonderful photographers.  I haven’t been to a studio since.  Many of these photographers are moms, just like me, who wanted “better” photographs of their own children.  So they picked up a camera and started on their own.

Photographs courtesy of Shannon Dodd Photography

As a busy working mom, I know it is hard to find the time to get quality photographs of your child.  Once a upon a time, I just made an appointment with the local portrait studio and prayed that my son was not fussy or it wasn’t during naptime.  I spent my hours mad because they were over-scheduled or behind on their appointments.

There is a now a great site, babyphotographers.com which is a great resource to find a photographer locally that best suits your needs.  You can search by a  photographers location or name on their site.  They also have a blog with has some great posts with tips on how to choose a baby photographer and/or how to have the perfect newborn photography session.

Babyphotographers.com is also having a contest, Smile Baby Contest, where you have a chance to win $2000 in free baby photography. Babyphotographers.com wants to know the lengths you will go to make your baby smile.  The contest ends September 30, 2010.  Please go to the contest page to find out more details about how to enter the contest.

You can find Babyphotographers.com on Facebook and Twitter also.

Disclosure: This review was done for Team Mom.  The photographs were provided to me by my friend, Shannon Dodd. All opinions in this post are mine.

4 comments
Jared
Jared

When looking for a photographer I recommend specifically asking about their policy on releasing full resolution files and copyright. I run a small printing business and am amazed what photographers charge to print after the fact. I had a friend who paid an additional $2,500 for printing after their family sitting. Generally, you are much better off paying a little extra for the sitting and have the full resolution files and copyright released to you. I'm not trying to plug here but he kicked himself when I told him the same group of prints through me would have been less than half of what he paid the photographer.

Megan
Megan

this is a fabulous idea. I know an amazing newborn photographer here- i am sending her the link. AND- how bad am I- in the almost 5 years I have had kids, they have had pro photos exactly once. oh wait- the big one had them twice. and neither time was new born ones. I just took some crap (and occasional decent) pics myself... I am SUCH a better picture taker now. thank goodness!

Ash
Ash

aww the first pic is absolutely adorable! why are all the professional photographers SOOOOOO expensive?! ~ash's mum

Lala @ LenzLove
Lala @ LenzLove

Hello my friend! I think that's why I started Photography again. When my twins were born, not only was money tight but I soooo didn't like the cheesy backgrounds. I think we did it twice and I thought....truly...I know I can do better. ....my site is almost up...woohoo...long process but so worth it. Have a fab week! **side note: this is why I love blogging. Bringing people together that would have normally not met. Awesomeness.