If you’ve found yourself on this blog post, then you’ve likely Googled something along the lines of ‘baby photographer Cairns’.
Perhaps your baby has reached a new milestone, or maybe it’s the first time you’ve thought about hiring a professional baby photographer.
Either way, here you are, so welcome! I’m really glad to have you here.
I bet when you typed in ‘baby photographer Cairns’, you were just overwhelmed by pages and pages of photographers, ready to capture your baby’s sweet little face. So, how do you choose?
I thought I would write out a little post that might help you decide which Cairns photographer would be best suited to you and your family.
So how should you make your decision? With social media being so popular these days, it’s a great way to have a quick overview of someones portfolio. If they are fairly active on their page, you may even be able to ‘meet’ them via their social media platform of choice! I love Instagram, and show up there often. I think it’s a really lovely way to interact with the families who choose to hire me to photograph their baby. I’ve had lots of Mummy’s say it made me feel more like a friend, so when it came to their session, they felt relaxed and comfortable around me. If you’re on Instagram, I’d love for you to come by and say hi! You can follow me here.
So, you’ve had a look a their social media, and think your personalities really match. So what next?
It sounds like an obvious one, but are you drawn to their photos, and are they consistent? Every photographer has their own ‘style’. Have a think about what you will do with the photos once you receive them. Do you plan on printing them in an album? Do you love to frame photos and display them on your walls? This is a great way to decide on the style of photographer you choose. How is your home decorated? My home is extremely light and minimal with a real classic feel to it. (If you ignore the fluorescent children’s toys that have taken over!) My furniture is a combination of white and lightly stained wood, and my accessories are navy. I’m not redecorating all the time because it’s such a timeless style. Because of how my house is decorated, I like the photos I hang to reflect that. Which is why my all white studio sessions are very minimal. No fancy props and no big hair bows. As a result, focus will be entirely on your family.
Does the photographer specialise? I think this is another obvious one, but when I decided to specialise as a baby photographer Cairns, it enabled me to really become an expert at what I photograph. That way, the families I photograph can be assured that the money they invest is going to get them the best product possible.
Do you prefer to be out in a location or do you prefer a studio? If you have older children, I would recommend finding a photographer who shoots on location. Children love to explore, and plonking them in a studio tends to be a recipe for disaster! For babies however, I generally find a studio is a better option. My studio located in Trinity Park, Cairns is a room in my home. It may seem odd to have a home studio, but I think it makes children feel more safe, and it definitely makes parents feel more relaxed.
Which leads me to my final tip. Do you prefer posed or more natural images? There is no right or wrong answer and everyone is different. My studio sessions are very relaxed. Like you are popping round for a cuppa and a playdate, but I take photos of your family at the same time! My Trinity Park home studio is the perfect size for the age I photograph. Newborns and young children. I have little wooden toys and white teddies for your baby to play with and if you forget to bring nappies or other essentials, I have them all for you!
I hope this post has helped you choose the right baby photographer Cairns for you. If you would like more information, you can find my pricing here, or you can contact me via my form here, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t wait to meet your little Cairns baby soon xx