When a new baby is born, your family grows and that is met with happiness, celebrations, and love. But you will quickly come to realize that babies grow very quickly, and that you only have a limited amount of time to build those special memories. Before you know it, your child will be moving out, and the days of those tiny little legs, long slender fingers, untimely smiles, and innocent yawns will be a thing of the past. Unsurprisingly, we try to capture every moment on camera, so that we always have something to look back on. While home photography has its place, it is really important that you also hire a newborn photographer to build some permanent special memories in a way that you can look back on again and again.

A newborn photographer is a true specialist. These professionals must be incredibly patient, but they must also be very good with babies. Babies won’t smile at everybody, and they certain don’t understand the concept of posing for the camera. Rather, they are in common and they are the ones making the rules. Newborn babies can be incredibly uncooperative and moody, and it is impossible to tell when they will do what, and what will be worth taking a picture of. In fact, you often can’t even tell whether a baby will be awake or asleep, and whether they will smile and cry! Clearly, it takes a special person to be able to deal with all of that.

Newborn photographers know how to handle babies, but also how to handle the protective parents. When you work with such a professional, you will quickly have the peace of mind of seeing they take the greatest care of handling and shooting your baby. They have received professional training to do this, and know that they will take photographs of more than only a baby. They will have a wealth of props that are perfectly safe for the baby to be around, that won’t scratch their skin, and that doesn’t have any parts that a baby can choke on. If you go to a photographer, rather than having them come to you, they may even have a special studio reserved just for babies, which have been properly cleaned.

Last but not least, a good newborn photographer is respectful of the schedule of a baby. Should a child arrive at their studio asleep, they will have no issue with waiting a little bit longer. In fact, it is rare for a newborn photographer to stick to 9 to 5 hours, because they understand babies don’t operate according to those clocks. Rather, they will talk to you about your baby’s schedule and make suggestions in terms of the best times to come to you, or for you to come to them.

If you want to have one of those special moments, you may be tempted to grab your camera and do things yourself. However, this is bound to fail. Hire a professional photographer for those special memories instead.