Importance of safety during a newborn shoot

Importance of safety during a newborn shoot

I’m a member of BANPAS

As a newborn and baby photographer, I have to take the safety of my little clients very seriously. It might surprise you to know that the newborn photography industry is completely unregulated. Photographers like me, who take safety seriously, have to take it upon ourselves to be trained and educated on how to ensure the beautiful images we create, are done safely during a newborn shoot. Parents are a big help during a shoot acting as “spotters” and helping out. After all your baby might be fast asleep but could have a sneeze or a startle reflex at any time. Its important to keep safety in mind at all times.

For example when you see a beautiful image like this below.

newborn shoot
Final image

You may be forgiven for thinking that the baby here was unsupported on top of the nice fur and a basket but actually this image was created with safety in mind and a little tweak in Photoshop.

Here is the ‘before’ image used to create the final portrait.

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Original shot

Being a newborn and baby photographer requires a unique set of skills and there is a worldwide organisation that exists to support photographers like me, who want to have access to safety training and resources that we can use to provide clients like you with a better service. I’m delighted to have joined BANPAS (Baby &Newborn Photography Association) and you will be able to find me on their directory of photographers here. They also have a fabulous Facebook page for pregnant and new parents. I’d be happy to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images for your newborn, baby or child. Please contact me for booking and availability information.

Many thanks, Anna-Helena

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