okay…I deleted an image on Facebook of an image that had shown a baby that was hanging from a pouch by another photographer. The baby didn’t look safe at all. I was upset that a photographer would post such an image. Not sure if she thought it looked cute or what. All I know is that I wasn’t trying to ridicule the photographer, I was just merely trying to educate the mama’s to be and potential clients to choose wisely when looking for a newborn photographer.
A newborn photographer should have proper training in handling newborns. Just because the photographer may have children of their own, still doesn’t qualify a person to be a newborn photographer. If you are looking for a newborn photographer, PLEASE make sure you do your homework and don’t chose someone just because they are cheap. Make sure your photographer has proper education, experience and has your baby’s safety in mind at all times. Safety is always first no matter what. And yes, we all have to start somewhere. I know that, but hanging a baby with no spotter or the infant looking like it is choking is not safe. Just make sure SAFETY is in the best interest and that you are the right fit for the photographer you choose. You get what you pay for.
So, now for a little education. Here is a before and after shot that I took a couple weeks back. I rarely do this shot, but every now and then I like to switch it up, or I have a parent ask for this pose. I had the help of both parents and they were very hands on, and I made sure that they never took their eyes off of their baby.
Any questions, let me know. Hope this was a useful visual for baby safety. God Bless.