They are only tiny for so long, don’t wait until after your baby is born!
I just talked to two parents who said they wished they knew to book their newborn photo session before their due date arrived. We were able to get them in but they still wish they would have known to book ahead of time. This isn’t something you want to leave to the last minute and here are a 7 good reasons not to wait to book your session AND a fabulous bonus for booking with our studio early.
I know, I know… it seems like you have so much time to get everything done, but 40 weeks flies by. Parents get busy the closer to delivery. Take care of everything you can early on.
2. High Quality Newborn Portraiture is in High Demand.
There are tons of people to take your pictures, but high quality newborn portraiture is in high demand right now. If you wait until after your baby is born you may not have the luxury of choosing your preferred photographer, or you may not be able to get in right away. Newborn photography isn’t something you can repeat, you want to get it right the first time.
3. Booking Early Secures Ideal Newborn Photo Time.
It is ideal to get baby in before two weeks of life, although later time can be accommodated, this time is before baby acne sets in, their skin peels and while they are still very sleepy. Booking your due date means that your photographer and you have communication established and you have a spot on the calendar.
4. You have No Idea When Baby will Arrive!
They may arrive early and if they do, you will be happy that you are prepared with your photographer and all you have to do is send a message that you have checked in to the hospital. You do not want to be calling around for photographers when you are in the hospital.
5. You Get to Establish a Relationship with your Photographer.
This is so important! You don’t just want to take the first one you find on google or the cheapest. These photos are your baby’s first photos, this may be your baby’s first outing, newborn portraits may be your first outing. You want to make sure you are with someone you trust and someone who will understand how important this is. All of my newborn clients have already provided me with nursery photos and color schemes before delivery. I already know a little about them and baby even if we didn’t do a maternity session. They have literature and they know how to prepare for the session well before baby arrives.
6. Maternity Portraiture Add-ons.
Speaking of maternity, that is another great reason to book your due date. Most photographers, like myself, offer complimentary maternity add-ons. So if you are thinking of a maternity session, think newborn too!
7. Bonus Items!
Some photographers also offer early booking incentives as well, like Kelly Fitzgerald Studio. With us you get some awesome extras for booking early because we love to spoil our clients and share with them the things we love too!