finding your perfect brooklyn newborn photographer

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Gorgeous early morning light and huge windows set the tone for this Brooklyn Newborn Session. Most of my newborn sessions fall between the 4-6 weeks. Some family photographers challenge that time frame to be acceptable for an infant because many emphasize the first two weeks as optimal. But deciding when to capture your child is subjective to the kind of photography you desire.

The timing is one of the many things I discuss during my pre-booking consults to make sure we share the same vision.  If you want to capture your child in their newest, tiniest form then .... yes, aim for the first two weeks! If you'd prefer to find your rhythm and catch your little one more awake and alert, give yourself a couple of weeks.  What I am trying to say is that there are no set rules.  As a Brooklyn based family and children's photographer, who has photographed a ton of newborns, I can assure you that the best way to find your photographer is to start with finding the style of work you love. 

Families living in New York City are lucky because this city is bursting with talented photographers with lots of styles to explore.  Lucky for you, the internet exists, and you can explore various photographers without leaving your home! 

Sometimes it can be difficult to explain what you want.  Take note of what draws you in and what repels you!  Do you like the vibrant bright images or moody light?  Does photography at home speak to you or perhaps you see yourself outside with your family? Pay attention to how families arranged in the frame, are they posed and looking to the camera? Maybe there is more of a mix of eye contact and interaction? 

Are you are looking for the sweet, styled baby in basket imagery or conceptual creations? Or do you desire something natural and more storytelling?   Whatever it may be sure to a photographers portfolio reflects it!  Once you have that narrowed down, I would suggest connecting with the photographers who fit your budget so you can get a feel for their personality and discuss their process.