Thursday, April 27, 2017

Choosing a Newborn Photographer

How do you choose a newborn photographer?  What do you look for?  The internet is literally FLOODED with photographers.  How do you know which one to hire?

When I had my last daughter, I decided (for the first time ever!) to hire a photographer.  I had never had pictures of myself with any of my babies taken and I thought it was time.    I've always just taken my own pictures of our family with a tripod.  That has worked well enough but obviously there are limitations.  As a photographer myself, you can imagine I am probably pretty picky about pictures!

Here is the key: look for pictures you like.
It's as simple as that.

Use different hashtags on instagram to search for newborn pictures.  When you find one that takes your breath away take a look at their other work.  Maybe that was just one "lucky shot" maybe all their work is breathtaking!!  The thing here is that you are paying someone to capture memories for you that you have a tiny little window to grasp before it's gone.  If you don't love those pictures then you just wasted money and missed out on those sweet memories that you can't get back.  So when you hire a photographer you need to love their work!!

Pinterest is also a great resource for finding a photographer!  I'm sure there are many of us that pin cute baby pictures because....well....CUTE BABY!!!!!  Are any of those photographers in your area?

Another key ingredient is reviews.  Facebook can give you some insight into others' experiences with photographers.  Maybe they have some beautiful pictures but they use unsafe practices in their posing techniques.  Or maybe they have not had enough experience handling babies.  Maybe their personality is gruff.  Reviews are my best friend on the internet!!  They can tell you so much about the thing you are investing in!  Check out my reviews on Facebook!

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Omaha Newborn Photography | Natural Light Photographer | Omaha, Nebraska

natural light photography | newborn photography
Omaha Newborn Photography | Natural Light Photographer | Omaha, Nebraska

natural light photography | newborn photography
Omaha Newborn Photography | Natural Light Photographer | Omaha, Nebraska

Friday, April 21, 2017

Analiese Marie

This little lady was so sweet.  That little fuzz on her head was so soft and beautiful!  As I arrived on location I was greeted by a very enthusiastic, almost 3 year old big brother and two older sisters.  What a wonderful thing it is to have kids who are delighted to welcome a new sister into their family!  We chatted away about what we love about newborns and what things surprise us.  Their delicate skin, how tiny they actually are, and how often they eat!

  When photographing newborns I love capturing all the little details in their faces.  I just can't get enough of it.  If you're looking for a newborn photographer that is going to take a few careless snaps and leave, then you've come to the wrong place!!  Each photo is carefully thought out and executed with your baby's preferences in mind.  For instance, miss Analiese did not like being naked!  It was swaddled or mama snuggles for her!  So instead of trying to make her do something she obviously did not like, I listened to her cues and ended up with a lovely set of photos that made us both happy!

Typically we like newborns to be quite sleepy for their session but sometimes you end up with a little one that just can't seem to snooze in front of the lens!  We just roll with it!  How sweet are her little eyes peeking out of that blanket?  Photographing newborns is never dull!  How exciting to be able to walk into every session with a new experience ahead?  If we, as adults, are unique and different how can we expect any less of our tiny little new people?  Your photo session will be as unique as your little one.  And that's exactly what we want.

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Omaha newborn photography
Virginia Schultz Photography | Omaha Newborn Photographer | natural light newborn photography

Omaha newborn photography
Virginia Schultz Photography | Omaha Newborn Photographer | natural light newborn photography

omaha newborn photography
Virginia Schultz Photography | Omaha Newborn Photographer | natural light newborn photography