Are you an aspiring photographer? Many people find their way entering into the business of Calgary newborn photography from the unusual pathway. Yet, those who have the knack of it eventually come around and realize that they are happier and will be more successful in starting a photography business. That’s probably what you thought, too.
But the starting point is always the hardest. How do you begin offering your service? How to convince clients that you are not just playing around, but serious about the job entrusted to you? There are many things you need to prepare, but don’t fret! We’ve got your back.
Is this really what you want?
Take a look at baby pictures and videos of baby photography sessions. You might have seen some directly. What do you think about being the photographer? Do you enjoy what you see? Will you be able to enjoy taking pictures and spending times with babies as well as their parents? If yes, then you have found the right job for you.
If you are not the type that enjoys the company of babies much, you have to rethink your decision. You might end up stressing yourself up and bringing in bad reviews to yourself!
Prepare the set
There are two ways you can start offering your service. The harder way is to prepare a studio and a set to take the pictures at. This usually means you need to invest a lot in creating the space to work and works if you want to provide formal photography session. You also have to prepare props to be used as well as the backdrop. Examples can be seen at Dulce Baby Photography, a professional newborn photography studio.
The other way is to offer your service in lifestyle mode. This is where you go to the parents’ home to take pictures of their babies and you don’t have to bring that many props. You can also discuss it with the parents before the promised date to decide on which rooms or locations in the home you will use. It may expand to taking pictures in parks and the likes depending on the parents’ request.
When you offer your Calgary newborn photography service, it’s a good thing to point out that you only do one type of photography. Do not force yourself to do something you are not yet sure about. Do what you can and excel in that. Once you are sure, you can expand into the other style and invest more in the business.
The props and set
When you buy props for newborn sessions, you need to be careful with the materials, shape as well as the safety of using those props. Do your research to find out if there is any danger associated with using those props. The set has to be designed in a way that supports a good photography environment as well. Such as, having natural light shines into the room as well as the option to completely shut them out.
Afterward, maintenance of what you own for your Calgary newborn photography session is important. Your props don’t stay new forever; you need to throw out and buy new ones from time to time. You also have to clean the room and blankets used regularly.