Should I Get Professional Newborn Photos of My Baby?

“You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow they will be a little bigger than they are today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them. Study their faces and little feet and pay attention. Relish the charms of the present. Enjoy today. It will be over before you know it.”

Jen Hatmaker

We all know babies change fast. As a mother of 3 wild boys, I know first-hand how fast their sweet little personalities change and how important it is to cherish all the little details that change ever so quickly. In a blink of an eye, I went from snuggling my babies to sending them off to pre-school. It goes way too quickly.

When I think back to when my little ones were babies, there are several moments that stick out; the first time I got to hold my baby, first family photo, first bath, and all the baby snuggles. The memories that are most vivid for me are the ones I can look back at through a photograph. I can’t even begin to tell you how important my kiddos baby photos are to me. They take me back to a time that I don’t get to have again except in memories and photographs.

As important as those baby photos are to me, I wouldn’t hang them on my wall. Huh!?! What? I didn’t get professional photos of my boys done. I thought I could do it myself. I was wrong. The photos are dark, blurry with wrinkled backgrounds. I love them because that is what I have but oh how I wish I had photos I was proud to display.

Summer
2011

Are these photos a little blurry? Yes. Was I using a tablecloth for a background? Yes. Do I know why he is not centered in the photo? No, I do not. Did I post these on social media? Yep. Are you laughing yet? I am.

Fall
2014

Are these photos still a little blurry? Yes. Did I think putting photos in black and white would distract people from the blurriness? Yep. Was I using a bed sheet for a background? Yes. Do I know why I didn’t de-wrinkle the background? No, I do not. Did I post these on social media? Yep. I sure did. It’s okay to laugh. Seriously, go ahead.

Spring
2018

Are these photos still blurry? No. Thankfully, I had learned a few things by this time. Did I post these on social media? Yes. Would I put these on my walls? Yes. Is it important to have professional portraits of your baby? Yes!

Winter 2022

Things to Consider

Professional photography is a luxury experience that not everyone can afford. Is the investment worth it for you? Here is a list of things to consider:

  • Is it important to you to have photos of from when your baby is still a baby?
  • Do you like having properly composed, well lit, in focus photos?
  • Do you want photos you would be proud to hang on your walls?
  • Would you like to relax knowing your baby is in good hands for their photos?

Are you ready to schedule a photo session for your baby? Do you have more questions for me? I am here to answer your questions.

Megan Grove

Hello! I am a newborn photographer living near Fort Collins, Colorado. When I am not photographing newborns, you can find me editing photos, listening to audio books and going on adventures with my 3 boys.

730 N Cleveland Ave Suite 3,
Loveland, CO 80537 USA

megangrovephotography@gmail.com

(970) 222-1719

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