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.

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

Monday, March 27, 2017

Investing in Memories

To invest or not to invest?

Pictures.  Snapshots.  Photographs.  Art.  Memories.

These are all words that could describe what I do.  Newborn photography, I would argue, is so much more than a picture.  It's more than a snapshot and it's even more than a photograph.  It is an art.  It is a memory that you will never get to relive.  You might regret not capturing that memory but I can guarantee with 100% certainty that you will not regret having invested in that once in a lifetime moment.

Newborn photography is also so much more than simple memory capturing.  It takes knowledge, creativity and skill to photograph those tiny little ones!  At Virginia Schultz Photography I will put the utmost care into making sure your memory is a work of art.  And that it will be something that will line the walls of your home, your baby's nursery, and perhaps even the walls of your children's and grand children's homes.

 Let me encourage you to not pass this opportunity by.  You will never get it back!  The best time to reserve your sitting is as soon as possible!  Once your baby has arrived there will be a lot on your mind and scheduling a session might just slip through the tired cracks of new mom brain!

At Virginia Schultz Photography I am not interested in extreme money making.  I am interested in helping you remember these short weeks of new life forever!  With so many new things a little one needs (crib, car seat, diapers, etc...) paying for a newborn photographer might not make the priority list.  But it might not be as expensive as you think!!   Take a look at my pricing list so you can see just how affordable it is to gain a lifetime of memories!  Visit me on facebook or instagram to see more of my work!  

Tell your friends and then contact me today to book your session!  I would count it a privilege to photograph your amazing new little life!



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

Monday, February 27, 2017

What to Expect at Virginia Schultz Photography

At Virginia Schultz Photography
I strive to make your newborn photography session the best one you've ever had!
Your newborn photography experience with me will be an amazing one.

As an Omaha area newborn photographer I have 3 goals.
1. make baby as comfortable as possible
I only use the softest fabrics and materials that will be in contact with your baby's skin.  Two of my girls struggle with sensitive skin so I know first hand how to take care of a baby's skin.  I also make sure that I listen to your baby.  If they don't like their hand in that position I don't force it.  We can find a pose that both your baby and my camera like!  I always bring a heating pad to tuck under my blankets so baby is nice and cozy.  Newborn photography is so much more than just finding a good picture!

2. be as safe as possible
There is a serious responsibility as a newborn photographer to care for these little lives as if they were your own.  I don't dangle your baby up in the air or prop them up in dangerous ways.  I utilize my editing skills to be able to capture the picture I want while not putting your baby's safety at risk.  I am methodical and patient so I can truly give every baby the attention and care they need.  No picture is worth the well being of your baby.

3. Always produce my best work
I am the best photographer I have ever been right now.  But that doesn't mean I can't be a better one 1 year from now!  I am always pushing my boundaries and challenging myself to improve with every session.  There is always something to be learned and to get better at and I will never stop practicing, studying and learning to improve my skills!

Contact me to book your newborn session today!
vsnewbornphotography@gmail.com


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