Questions to Consider

When Choosing a Newborn Photographer


I list below some points which you may want to consider when selecting your newborn photographer. If you are unable to find the answers to these questions through your initial research, please don't hesitate to pick up the phone and contact your shortlisted photographer(s). A professional newborn photographer will never object to being asked questions about their work.


Photographer's Background

What is your experience with newborn photography?

How will you ensure the safety of my newborn during the session?

Are you trained in safe newborn posing and handling?

Where can I find examples of your previous newborn sessions?

Can you provide references or tell me where to find testimonials/reviews?

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The Session

How does your booking system work; how far in advance do we need to book?

Do you have a studio, or will you come to my home?

What time of day do you schedule your newborn sessions?

How long will a typical session last?

What happens if my baby is not cooperative on the planned day?

What is your cancellation policy?

Will you give us a general idea of what to expect during the session?

Do you provide pre-session information telling us what we need to bring and how to prepare?

What props and backdrops do you have? Could I see examples?

How many setups will you use?

Can I request a specific theme or bring personal items for inclusion in the session?

Can we bring our dog along for a photo?



Finance and Ordering

What is included in your session fee?

Do you require a deposit to book?

What is included in your packages?

Do you charge extra for retouching/editing?

If initial retouching/editing is included, do you charge extra for additional editing requests?

How long will it take until our proofs are ready to view?

Is there an option for a speedier processing time if needed?

Do you offer digital files, prints or both?

How do we select our images; do we come for a viewing session or do it online?

How do you accept payment?

Do you offer payment plans?