Capturing the first moments of a newborn’s life is a unique and irreplaceable experience. At Level 11 Photography, we understand that newborn photography is not just another genre; it’s a specialist industry that demands a unique set of skills, training, and an unwavering commitment to safety. So why is it so crucial?
Specialised Skills and Techniques
Newborn photography is an art form that requires a deep understanding of lighting, angles, and composition. However, the most important aspect is the delicate nature of your subject—the newborn. Handling a baby safely while positioning them for photos is a skill that comes from extensive training and experience. Emma, our newborn photographer, has developed her skills under the tutelage of Maddy Rogers, the UK’s foremost newborn photography coach along with the experience of over 350 newborn photoshoots..
The Importance of Training
In the UK, there are no official certifications for newborn photography safety. However, that doesn’t mean training should be overlooked. A well-trained photographer will have undergone courses that cover essential topics for posing a baby safely, even if these aren’t officially certified. This training equips them to create a safe and comfortable environment for both the baby and the parents.
Safety isn’t just a priority; it’s a necessity. Your baby should never be left unattended during the shoot, and all poses should be comfortable for the newborn.
Quality of Images
Training and safety don’t just protect your baby; they also significantly impact the quality of the images. A well-trained photographer knows how to capture the baby’s best angles, create a serene atmosphere, and use lighting to enhance the natural beauty of your newborn.
The Cost of Safety and Quality
It’s worth noting that photographers with training and experience may charge more than others. However, this is your most precious little human we’re talking about. Just because someone can take a nice photo of a sunset doesn’t mean they should be photographing your baby. The extra cost is a small price to pay for the safety of your newborn and the quality of the memories you’ll cherish forever.
Choosing your photographer
When searching for a newborn photographer in the UK, it’s essential to inquire about their training and experience. Although there are no official certifications, training is a good indicator of their expertise and commitment to safety.
Newborn photography is a specialist industry for a reason. It requires a unique skill set, extensive training, and a focus on safety that is unparalleled in other photography genres. When choosing a newborn photographer, especially in the UK where there are no official safety certifications, always consider their training and experience. These factors don’t just ensure the safety of your baby; they also guarantee the quality of the images that you’ll treasure for a lifetime.
Want to know more about our Newborn Photography? – www.level11.co.uk/newborn-photography