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London Newborn Photography and Safety

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Today I had someone tag their friend on one of my FB images and write, “watch and learn, you’re going to do this for my babies”, meaning she wanted her friend to do her newborn session. ┬áThis raised a concern for me that is emphasised so greatly by professional newborn photographers- safety. The reason a parent takes images of their new arrival is because they’ve waited so long for them and they are now the most important part of their family. You want to savour the precious memories of when they were this tiny forever. Why take the risk of having someone who isn’t trained in the safety of newborn photography just to save a few pounds?

Professional Newborn photographers have been taught by other professionals, attended workshops, completed online training, watched other newborn photographers and studied how to do each pose safely. I am a member of the British organisation called “BANPAS” which promotes safety and the teaching of safety amongst its members (all photographers).

At the end of my newborn session on Monday the mum said, “I’m so glad I hired a professional. I had no idea what went into it.” To me that was the greatest compliment I could be given because she recognised all the hard work that has gone into creating a session that is stress-free and comfortable for baby!