Photographer In Hertfordshire

Professional Qualified Multi Award Winning Master Photographer in Hertfordshire
Deana Louise Hewitt LMPA

Bump to Baby, Newborn, Sitter, Watch Me Grow, Baby's 1st photo shoot, Cake Smash, Fine Art and much more!

Newborn photography is a beautiful art and I would encourage anyone who is expecting to have your newborn photographed, but did you know newborns are being put at risk by many photographers.

I have taken the time to learn and train in this beautiful art, despite having 3 children of my own.

I have been awarded my Newborn Safety Certification which means I only use safe transitional posing and your baby is always supported and posed correctly.

Newborn photography is my passion, and newborn photography is taking off greatly in the uk. There seems to be more and more newborn photographers popping up everywhere and more claiming to be newborn specialist, when actually they are not.

But the real big worry that not many people know is that currently there are no regulations in newborn photography and what this means is anyone who owns a camera can claim to be a newborn specialist and this in itself could be putting your newborn at risk.

During a newborn session you come to my home studio and trust me with you newborn. I’m handling them, soothing them and watching their every move to anticipate their needs before they even know themselves. A session could last up to 4 hours and in that time I read your newborn and if i feel your newborn needs a feed or even just a break we will do just that, time has no meaning in a newborn session.

No matter who you choose to photograph your newborn please, PLEASE make sure the photographer is trained. I have completed training with one of the best newborn photographers in the uk.

Newborn photography is like no other photography out there it isn’t an easy genre of photography and being trained is the most important aspect of this job….. Don’t put your newborn at risk!

There are many things to consider, dont be afraid to ask your photographer when booking, do they use a spotter for any container prop/floor work. Do they use composite image … now as a parent you may not know what these terms mean but any newborn photographer who has had proper training will have no issue with showing you evidence of these. Are they a member of any professional photography body, I am with the MPA and I am qualified. Have they taken any newborn training? Don't be afraid to ask, have they any certificates to show you of evidence of the standard of their work.

It is very easy to be blinded by price when choosing a photographer, but with newborn photography that should not be your basis on choosing that photographer because if they are offering everything on disc for £150, I can pretty much guarantee that they have undergone NO NEWBORN TRAINING!
Book your newborn photographer on 4 things in this order.

1 Are they trained?
2. Have they been awarded a newborn safety certification?
3. There portfolio of work, do you love what you see?
4. Price?

Not only do you risk the safety of your newborn by booking an untrained newborn photographer but you will also more than likely regret doing so, there is no comparison to a photograph an untrained newborn photographer has taken to a trained newborn photographer.

You only get one chance to capture those precious early days so do it right and choose wisely, always book a trained newborn photographer!