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London Newborn Photography: Why Newborn Photography Is Not DIY

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When I tell people that I’m a newborn photographer I often get, “Isn’t photography a dying industry with the invention of iPhones and more accessible DSLRs?” The answer is no, definitely not for newborn photography. One may think they can take pictures of their own newborn and that is fine if you are doing natural images of baby with zero posing. The trouble starts if someone tries to do a DIY session of images they see on Pinterest. Posed newborn photography should never be attempted by someone who is not a professional. Professional Newborn Photographers are highly trained and experienced and know everything about posing a baby SAFELY. Newborns are not dolls and must not be treated as so as newborn photography is not as it appears in the final edited image. There are many tricks happening behind the scenes to create safe comfortable images for baby. An untrained person does not know these tricks and does not know how a newborn’s body works so posed images must never be attempted without proper training.

As you can see in the above images, hands never left baby when creating this posed. Two images were merged together in Photoshop to create one final image that looks like no hands were on baby. This is called a Composite image. There are so many other things that go into newborn photography that the regular person does not know about until they see it. It is best to be cautious and go to a highly trained professional newborn photographer if you would like posed images of your baby.

I’ve worked with newborns for 5 years now and completed many newborn training workshops from professional newborn photographers all over the world. I’m highly trained and experienced with newborns.

To book your newborn session in my London newborn photography studio please contact me at reddington.kirstin@gmail.com. I book up very quickly so it is best to book your newborn session after your 12 or 20 week scan.