It's newborn photography Safe? To answer your question in a very simple way yes and no!!

I know that's not very useful but hear me out. Newborn photography is not a REGULATED industry and what this means is anyone can buy a camera and call themselves a newborn photographer and before you know it, they are putting babies in buckets and all. The thought of everything that could go wrong makes my stomach churn. So yes in this scenario, it can be very dangerous.

My name is Ada and am safety trained newborn specialist photographer based in Oban, Argyll and Bute, Scotland. I am fully trained to handle and pose babies safely. I am insured and when it comes to newborns, I know what am doing and you can be rest assured that your baby is safe with me.

As a new parent you want to ensure the safety of your newborn so prioritise the safety and comfort of the baby above all else by choosing a well trained photographer. Here are some key points to consider:

Choose a Professional Photographer

Look for a photographer who specializes in newborn photography and has experience working with infants. A professional newborn photographer will understand how to handle newborns safely and will have the necessary skills to capture beautiful images while ensuring the baby's well-being.

Safety Precautions

A reputable newborn photographer will take various safety precautions during the photo session. This will include using spotters (usually a parent or an assistant) to support the baby during posing, ensuring the studio is warm and comfortable, and using props and accessories that are safe for newborns

Price or Safety

The first question I get asked on social media is "How much do you charge for newborn photos?" While I understand the current climate and the need for asking these questions, I've always felt that the questions should have been "Are you safety trained ?" "Are you an experienced newborn photographer". Let me Explain further!!

Many of my parents always choose the Froggy pose because it is quite frankly the cutest, every parent I've had in the studio always want that particular pose. However, when I do this and explain how this is done, they are amazed at the process and the result.

In fact!! Allow me demonstrate using images for clear understanding. Look at these 3 images below

Froogy composition

Baby supported on my arm

Froggy pose composition

Baby's head supported

Froogy composition

2 images composited in photoshop to create one image of just baby

This is my famous Froggy pose and what am trying to explain to you is called an IMAGE COMPOSITION. Image composition refers to the arrangement of elements within a visual image where visual elements such as lines, shapes, colours, textures, and subjects are organised and combined to create a coherent and aesthetically pleasing image.

I don't mean to scare you but I've heard of some photographers that leave baby without support and do a countdown hoping to get the picture before baby face plants on the fabric and that is an absolute horror and very dangerous to say the least. As you can see in the image demonstration above, baby was supported all through the pose and kept comfortable. This pose should never be attempted except by a professionally trained newborn photographer.

A Trained Professional

I am a qualified and trained professional newborn photographer whose motto is always safety first, your baby is in the best safe hands.

I am the owner of Ada Okekeogbu Photography and will ensure that your baby is not only comfortable but safe throughout the session.

Still on the safety issues, a trained newborn photographer will always make sure baby's airways are not in any way compromised at any point. She monitors baby's legs and hands throughout the pose to make sure they are a comfortable throughout session and circulation is good.

Now can you see that there's a lot more to consider than just taking a beautiful picture!!

Here are my top tips for parents looking for a newborn photographer:

  1. Is your newborn photographer insured?

2. Are they safety trained? A safety trained photographer will not shy away from answering this question.

3. Are they experienced? Check their portfolio and ask them about their experiences, again an experienced photographer should not have any problems answering these questions.

4. Is your photographer aware of safety measures and practices while keeping your baby comfortable.

5. Have you read the reviews, what are previous clients saying? Were previous clients happy with the services they received? Have you asked friends and family? what were their recommendation.

6. Cleanliness is essential when photographing newborns. The photographer should maintain a clean and sanitised studio environment with clean props and equipment.

7. Now the most important question of all, Price or baby's safety?

If you are anywhere in the highlands or in Scotland and want to book me, I am a safety trained professional newborn photographer and I will look after your baby while taking the most beautiful images for you to treasure or perhaps start a chat or want. to know me more. Please complete this form and I'll be in touch with you as soon as possible.