When to Book a Newborn Photographer

Expecting a baby soon? Check out this post to find out when the best time is to book a newborn (and maternity!) photographer.

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There are so many things to think about before your baby arrives, from what kind of bottles do to try to where they are going to sleep. Truth be told, as long as baby has some clothes and will be fed, they will be just fine while you figure things out 🙂 One thing you’ll want to plan ahead for, however, is booking your newborn (and maternity!) photos.

Choosing a newborn photographer

Start researching what photographer would be the best fit for you when you reach 26-28 weeks in your pregnancy. This gives you plenty of time to find someone that is available around your due date and also increases the likelihood that you can book Tacoma maternity photos  with the same photographer. It’s important to choose a photographer that you feel a connection with, whether that be through relating to their social media posts or the emotions you feel when you look at their portfolio – or both!

How far in advance should you book a newborn photo session?

How soon you commit to booking a Tacoma newborn photographer is completely up to you and your comfort level with how well your pregnancy is going. Each pregnancy is unique, and as we are all aware, some are more high risk than others.

My lifestyle newborn sessions take place in your home, and we will come up with a flexible plan for photos based on your due date. The wonderful thing about newborns is that they are cute and little for many weeks, so we have wiggle room when it comes to getting those photos in! The most important thing is doing them – in 18 years when they’re about to leave the house, you won’t care if they were 9 days or 9 weeks old in those photos. You’ll simply cherish having them to look back on <3

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If you’re an expecting family thinking about maternity and/or newborn photos, I’d love to chat! 🙂

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