How much should I pay for a baby shoot?

While the smartphone in your pocket might be an expensive one and have an excellent high resolution camera as well, a feature that is still very prominently highlighted to sell a smartphone, relying on your photography skills and your smartphone camera to do a baby photo shoot of your child is never advisable.

So the only option that remains feasible in this case is to hire a professional photographer specifically the one that has expertise in doing baby photo shoots.

Why hire a professional photographer to do a baby photo shoot?

Before we dig deep inside the main topic of this article, let us just take a brief overview of why it is a good idea to hire a professional photographer to do a baby photo shoot.

Broadly speaking, this is because of a few good reasons.

1. You aren’t a professional photographer

First, the most  simple and clear reason being that you are not a professional photographer and therefore chances are that you might ruin the photo shoot instead of getting anything useful from it.

2. You probably do not have even the basic necessary equipment for the job

Second, keeping in mind that you are not a professional photographer, you certainly do not only have the required skills and expertise to do a baby photo shoot, you also do not have all the required equipment as well which is a must need thing for capturing some really nice and sound photographs.

3. You do not know the difference between what to shoot and what not to shoot

Third, professional photography is not all about having the camera and the skill to use it. It is much beyond that.

It is about capturing the important details and leaving all of the other non-essential components of what is being seen through the camera lens.

In addition to this, it also includes preparing for the photo shoot, using special effects, proper lightning, editing and correcting skills, etc. as well, just to name a few.

4. A professional photographer will definitely know more ways to handle a child than you do

Fourth, no wonder you might be an experienced parent who is excellent at handling babies but when it comes to taking photos of a child, especially a newborn, many other things matter as well.

Things like the timings, your baby’s mood, focus and using different photo modes and styles to capture photos from different angles while not making your child cry or get irritated is something that most probably a professional photographer can easily manage.

5. It is something to be done at the right time and by the right person as well

Fifth and the most important is that your child won’t remain a small kid for long and it won’t be a very long time until the moment you are celebrating his first or next birthday.

So it is better to make the most out of the every moment you have right now and getting a professional photoshoot of your child is undoubtedly one of the best and most worthy investments that you will ever do.

This is because a baby photo shoot done professionally will help you capture the most precious moments of your child’s life in the right manner which you can share with your loved ones now and recall and celebrate later with your children when they grow up.

Besides, the best gift you could ever ask for during your retirement days would be to share these photos with your grandkids and tell them stories about their parents’ childhood, in the most epic and raw version.

While the above five reasons are just a few of the most apparent ones, hiring a professional photographer might also offer certain other benefits as well.

In simple words, it could be something you could either be grateful for or something that you will regret not doing it at the right time when you had the opportunity of doing it.

How much should you pay for a baby photo shoot?

You or any parent considering hiring a professional photographer to get a baby photo shoot done has these common questions in mind:

  • how much should a person be willing to pay for a baby photo shoot;
  • what would be the estimated cost of a baby photo shoot; or
  • How much budget should I allocate for my child’s baby photo shoot?

Well, the most simple and obvious answer to questions like these is that ‘it depends’.

Broadly speaking, it depends on quite a few reasonable things to decide on how much you should be willing to pay or how much would a professional photographer charge you for a baby photo shoot.

A few of these things we have already mentioned briefly in the previous section of this article regarding the reasons why hiring a professional photographer for a baby photo shoot is the most appropriate thing to do.

Generally speaking, before you finally decide on one photographer you might want to check a few different photography studios or freelance photographers and their packages.

You will notice that almost every photographer will have something different and unique of its own, hence this being another factor that causes the variation in each photographer’s pricing and plans.

So honestly speaking, you might get a bit confused on what plan and what kind of service would suit your purpose better and would turn out to be the perfect return for your investment.

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Mary is a Vancouver based Maternity and Newborn photographer, with over 31 years of photography experience. Years ago, she started out in photography as a photojournalist and then became a photography teacher. While she has always loved the journalistic magic that she could create with her camera, she really enjoyed capturing the beauty of people & families. This then sparked a desire to further her passion for capturing and creating these cherished memories, and joining her talents for capturing & retelling stories with her camera.

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“I’m a mother of two beautiful children and have vast experience in photographing newborns and expecting mothers. I know the joys a child can bring in the world, and through my experience as a newborn photographer, we will aim to showcase the love you have for your newborn. ”

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