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How do I Choose the Best Maternity Photographer?

Sheri Cyprus
Sheri Cyprus

When choosing the best maternity photographer, the first thing to consider is the photographer's portfolio. Professional maternity photographers will have a gallery of past client photos on their websites. Pay attention to the photographs that you feel are the kind you would like. Then compare quality and prices to find the best maternity photographer.

Think about the value each photographer offers. If attractive outdoor shots are included in a reasonable fee by one maternity photographer, while another one will only do indoor studio photos for that price, the decision hinges on what kind of pictures you want. Consider the types of maternity photographs that really touched you and figure out what made those so special. If you notice that many of the pictures you liked included outdoor scenes, that's a clear indication not to settle for a studio-only maternity photographer.

If you really want to include both the mother-to-be and the father-to-be in the photos, keep this in mind. Some photographers will charge extra for more subjects. If the sample photos you love include fathers, it may be worth the extra fee.

A pregnant woman.
A pregnant woman.

The maternity photographer you choose should be able to produce beautiful pictures that capture your essence creatively. Be cautious not to pick a photographer who simply takes ordinary photographs. For something simple like closeups, you could probably get a friend or family member to do it for free. When you look at sample portfolio pictures from each maternity photographer you're considering, look for something different and unique that you love. A sort of "test" may be whether or not you would want to hang this style of photograph on your walls.

Once you find the elements in the photographs you love, such as black and white film, including the father-to-be or outdoor shots, you may want to search further for other maternity photographers who use these aspects in their work. A price comparison as well as when you can fit the booking into your schedule should help to narrow your choices. If you'll also want pictures of your baby after he or she is born, you may be able to find a good package deal, as a maternity photographer is also likely to work with newborns and do family portraits.

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