We live in an age of digital media, where nearly everyone has access to a device with a camera and can instantly share their photos across the world. Because of this, many parents choose not to hire a professional photographer and instead rely on capturing images of their new baby with their cellphones or tablets.
Now, don't get me wrong - I encourage taking as many photos of your growing baby as possible; on your own camera, cellphone or tablet. I may be a professional photographer, but my cellphone and computer are packed with images of my baby girl that document her journey of growing up! These photos are wonderful snapshots and candids of her life; something that everyone should have of their baby. They may be low quality in comparison to professional photographs, but they are just as special.
It's important to bear in mind that relying exclusively on mobile devices restricts your ability to print quality photos, canvases and albums for your home. The photos can be grainy and out of focus from poor lighting, have inaccurate colours from warm coloured room lights, or be taken too far away to capture details. You will find yourself taking hundreds of photos that quickly turns into thousands that remain on your device(s), rarely being looked at again. You also run the risk of losing all of your photos if a device malfunctions, is stolen, or they are accidentally deleted. I write this from experience.
The above images are examples of the quality between a professional photograph and a cellphone photo taken in the exact same environment. A professional photograph is created together with high quality equipment, the photographer's skill in posing and angles, knowledge of light and depth, and post processing editing experience.
I feel that its incredibly important to have professional photography of your new baby; not just to have high quality photos, but so you can preserve all of the little details we so often overlook. As new parents we are so busy concentrating on our baby's well-being that its so easy to forget about the small things. Things that we will one day wonder about and try to look back on, searching through our mobile devices and computers for, never to find. Simple things, like the length of your baby's eyelashes, the pout of their lips, and the smallness of their toes. Details that a photographer looks for, because we know how important they are. A professional knows how to safely pose your baby in a flattering way to highlight all of their adorable features.
I have had many parents approach me several months after the birth of their baby for photographs because they regret not scheduling a newborn session. You don't realize how important these photos are until you don't have them. When you book your newborn photography session with Amber Theresa Photography, you can entrust me as your photographer to create beautiful high quality portraits that you can look back on fondly and cherish forever.
Contact me today to book your newborn session in the comfort of your own home within the Greater Vancouver area (including North & West Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, New Westminster, Coquitlam and Surrey).