Why Hire a Professional Newborn Photographer? | Northern VA Newborn Photographer
As experienced professionals in family and newborn photography in the McLean, VA area, we’d like to make a case for why you should hire an experienced newborn photographer.
We hope you would select us as we’d love to work with you and your baby! However, if you don’t choose us, please be sure to select another reputable and experienced professional with reliable references.
Fine art baby photography is far more than a financial investment. It is an opportunity to masterfully and beautifully capture your baby’s portrait to cherish for generations to come.
When you have newborn or baby portraits done, you are entrusting your child into the hands of, let’s face it, someone who’s likely a stranger unless you’ve worked with them in the past. A photographer will pose and handle your baby and use heavy equipment around them. It’s critical that they know what they are doing and how to do it safely and correctly. They should know how to handle newborns and how to ensure that any equipment in their vicinity is well secured. We realize that everyone needs to start somewhere (we certainly did) but the ideal newborn photographer is well trained and you’re not their first newborn portrait session!
Experience matters when it comes to infant and newborn photography, as we’ve said. The more experienced a photographer is with photography and babies, the better the outcomes. Working with big and little humans is a dynamic process, and the technology around photography is always evolving. So, unless you know the photographer very well and have full confidence in their ability to handle your baby, you don’t want to be their first newborn portrait session.
Fine art photography is an investment, both financially and emotionally. This means that you usually get what you pay for. When you are taking the time to invest in fine art baby photography, pay for the best you can afford. Do not select a photographer without first doing some research into their background, their style, and their reputation as a newborn or baby photographer. You shouldn’t hesitate to ask for references.
Most photographers set their prices based on several factors including their education, level of skill, equipment, insurance, business overhead costs including license, taxes, post-production editing including hardware and software, and services offered. When you select a newborn photographer, you are picking someone who’s likely factored all of this into their pricing. They will also need to factor in their profit margins to make a living. Please note that pricing doesn’t always equal quality. It’s not unheard of to have a mediocre photographer overcharging and a fabulous one undercharging. One thing you do want to see, however, is full transparency when it comes to their rates. There shouldn’t be any hidden fees and they, like us, should be willing to answer all of your questions before you hire them.
We hope you will call on us for your baby or newborn photography needs in the McLean, VA area! Our specialty is capturing today’s moments to create tomorrow’s memories.
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Ever After Baby Portraits is comprised of Mindy Belcher and Joriana Belcher Anderson, a mother-daughter baby photography team located near McLean, VA in Northern Virginia. We specialize in timeless and emotive fine art family portraits, including newborn and baby portraits. Family means everything and capturing those precious moments to preserve forever will mean family heirlooms for you to share for years to come.
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