If you want to earn some money with your camera have you considered providing newborn baby photography services? If you haven’t considered taking photos of newborn babies before I have to ask the question “why ever not?”
There was a time when parents were happy with any photo, i.e. snap of their newborn baby and either captured the photos themselves or enlisted the help of a friend or family member. Well, times have changed and more and more parents are now demanding professional shots of their newborn babies rather than an amateur snapshot.
I appreciate that many parents take snapshots with phone cameras but these low quality images are used to share with friends and family on social media and the like and not for printing, framing and actually keeping. Taking the high quality photos for a keepsake is where you come in, and you’ll have to trust me when I say there is a market for this, and a lucrative one at that.
The professional newborn photography sector is growing and if you want to make the most of it and become established before too many photographers jump on the bandwagon and flood the market, now is the time to be proactive and get your newborn baby photography services business off the ground, so what are you waiting for?
If you can take professional portraits of adults you can also take professional portraits of newborns as the skills required are the same. I would actually say that providing newborn baby photography services is easier than providing adult portrait services. I mean, unlike adults you don’t have to pose newborn babies. Unlike many adults newborn babies don’t turn shy and clam up when the camera is pointed at them. Unlike many adults newborn babies don’t become extroverted and play up to the camera. On the whole I find taking natural looking portraits of newborn children much easier than taking natural looking portraits of adults.
Providing newborn photography services is a no brainer to me, and I think it is a service all photographers should provide since it is a very good money maker and could prove very lucrative.
If you like the above and found it interesting or useful below are links to other newborn photography articles you may want to take a look at:-
“Capturing newborn baby pictures” is an article full of tips and tricks to help you capture the best newborn photos you can.
You don’t need a lot of photographic equipment to capture awesome newborn photos. Don’t believe me? Take a look at “The equipment you need for a newborn baby photoshoot” and see for yourself.
The choice of lens often determines how good a photo turns out to be, and this is the same with newborn photography. If you are struggling with what lenses to use for photographing newborn babies “The best lenses for newborn photography” may be something you want to take a look at.
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