Starting your journey as a baby photographer means a lot. You will be dealing with lots of laughter and cry of babies during a baby photoshoot. There will also be a lot of mess to clean up and floor to mop. But are there enough strong reasons to continue on this path?
We won’t force you, but we will help you find that determination that you already have. You’re simply lacking in motivation and the power to find it.
Love photography and babies
There shouldn’t be a doubt when you think about this. Do you love seeing things through the lens of your camera? The love photographers have when they see how they manage to capture a still picture of that precious moment; can you find it in you?
Also, what are your takes on babies? Later on the job, you won’t get much choice with the clients you’re going to deal with. Some can be pretty frantic and crazy to deal with while once in a while, you’ll be met with an angelic-like baby that simply smile at everything she sees. Pretty sure you’ve met some during your life, so there’s no need to hesitate in figuring this out.
Ready to tackle the new challenge
Dealing with babies means a lot of restrictions, yet a lot of expectations on your creativity. You have to realize that there a lot of things babies can do and you’re not allowed to take risks since the baby is not able to give you his/her consent. So, you’re pretty stuck with static poses and themes… or is that really the case?
Check out all the unique baby photoshoot Stephen Bruce did here www.stephenbrucephotography.co.uk. That’s where the challenge lies at. Some parents only care about getting some nice pictures on their babies, while others can be pretty full of expectation to see a totally new and creative picture of their little one.
Ready to clean up the mess!
You definitely should not miss this one. Babies will definitely make messes once you’ve made up your mind to get the job. There’s no telling when they’ll pee or poop when they’re completely naked. There’s no telling when they’ll suddenly cry in the middle of birthday bash because their pants are wet!
You have to be prepared to be quick in dealing with this to prevent the mess from spreading around. That means wet wipes, clean towels and clothes always have to be ready at your disposal. Yep, it’s like temporarily having a baby that is not yours!
Cleaning the props after using them is also a must. You shouldn’t let your next baby client to be seated on a peed blanket or wearing an outfit that a baby threw up in. No, that’s not a good etiquette.
And throughout your life, you need to remain professional at the job. For example, even when the blanket looks perfectly fine and clean, never be too lazy to carry them and put them in the laundry. Don’t be too lazy to always check the stock of your wet wipes and props.
Tackling your first baby photoshoot can make you nervous, but as long as you keep these in mind, you’ll be able to do it like you’ve done it before!