So you’re looking at newborn photographers and you’re browsing Google for photographers in London based on their prices, packages, style, their studio or mobile sessions. But have you considered newborn safety at all when hiring a newborn photographer? Have you considered the training and experience your newborn photographer should have?
This pose is called the “Froggy Pose” and I get asked for it a lot during my newborn photography sessions. This pose should only be attempted by a newborn photographer that has an abundance of training under their belt and someone who has photographed newborns for years. The technique of this pose is very important and only someone who has handled newborns for years and who knows how to safely do it should be doing it. When carrying out this pose, baby is never left unattended, hands are on baby at all times! It is so important that your photographer does not leave baby to pose themselves. This pose consists of a few images that are merged together in Photoshop to take out hands.
Hiring an experienced newborn photographer is key as they know everything about handling a newborn and have extensive training. Why chance the safety of your new arrival by hiring a cheap unexperienced newborn photographer? I don’t even try this pose with every baby as not every baby feels comfortable in it and I prefer them to be as sleepy as possible for this pose!
Did you know I’m a PRO member of BANPAS, the UK’s only dedicated trade association for Newborn and Baby Photographers? BANPAS promotes safety and awareness of safety amongst it’s newborn photographers. BANPAS support photographers in many areas of their business including sharing best practice in terms of working safely with newborns and babies and it is such a great community that I adore belonging to! I love getting to chat with other newborn photographers across the country and getting to share tips/tricks and awareness of safety. I’m so proud to be a PRO level member as I’m constantly researching, taking workshops and trying to progress so I’m current in the field of newborn photography.