My to-do list seems to be ever growing and I seem to have some tasks on there that have been on there for far too long and the highlighter pen just hasn’t so much as hovered over them. Joining BANPAS  has been on my list since January. How terrible is that! I could kick myself because it seriously is amazing, the amount of resources that are available on there for photographers is worth every single penny.

My journey in newborn photography began back in January when I visited Laura for a mentoring day on newborn safety. It was so insightful and I really enjoyed watching how to pose the newborns and learning about wrapping techniques. Even as a photographer I didn’t actually know beforehand how exactly you pose a baby safely for certain shots.  It wasn’t something I would have even contemplated trying without first learning how it is done properly. I knew that Photoshop was essential to create the composite images where you see the baby with its head resting on its hands but I didn’t know where the hands were placed that supported the baby. It is quite worrying that the more people I speak to the more I realise that people just don’t know about composite images. So many think that the baby was simply supporting itself with no help. This is not possible!

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.

In my training I learnt how to do these poses safely and then how to put them together in Photoshop.

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 finally joined BANPAS (Baby &Newborn Photography Association) you can find information for parents here 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 here

I’d be delighted to chat to you about how I can create a beautiful gallery of images for your newborn and very happy to chat to you about how I do that safely. Please contact me for booking and availability information and look out for my next Blog post about being a Mobile Photographer.