New babies are expensive! There is no doubt about that! It makes perfect sense that families look for every way to save those pennies when prepping for the arrival of their newborn! One area lots of families try to cut down the cost, is with newborn portraits. After all your smart phone is definitely going to blow up with candid shots of your new baby, right? Some families try to capture recreate a professional newborn shoot at home (or let's face it, we all have a family member or friend that dabbles in photography). One of my mama's was inspired after her session with me and decided to go home and give it a try! Afterwards she was kind enough to share her experience with me which presented an amazing opportunity to show the differences between a DIY session and a professional session.
"Getting those perfect pictures is a lot harder than it looks! I gave it my best effort, but they don’t even come close to the beautiful pictures Lindsey took for us. I couldn’t get my daughter’s head in the right position, I didn’t have good lighting or the sweet outfits and I just couldn’t seem to get the image I had in my mind to come to life. Getting photos done by Lindsey is worth ever cent to capture those special memories that will last forever." - Jill Smith
Now I think Jill did an amazing job for her first try!!! Check out some of the images from both our sessions below!
There is so much that goes into newborn photography! Professional newborn photographers have learned how to properly handle and pose a baby in a manner at is safe. Additionally, we have invested seriously THOUSANDS and THOUSANDS of dollars in equipment and props that are designed specifically for newborn photography which makes such a huge impact on the final product!
Your baby is only a this little once! Don't miss the opportunity to capture all of these moments in a way that you will treasure FOREVER!