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5 Tips for Choosing Your Nashville Newborn Photographer

Investing in a newborn photographer is not just about obtaining beautiful images; it’s about experiencing the magic of these early days in a way that is both unforgettable and exquisitely refined. For those in Nashville seeking a newborn photographer who epitomizes care and luxury for your family, the decision is far more nuanced than simply hiring someone with a camera. Here are five of my best tips to guide you in selecting the best newborn photographer for you.

1. View the Photographer’s Portfolio

The hallmark of a luxury newborn photographer is a portfolio that exudes elegance, creativity, and technical prowess. When reviewing potential photographers, pay close attention to the quality and consistency of their work. Look for images that showcase a mastery of lighting, composition, and detail. The portfolio should show work that is consistent and that they aren’t just showing a lucky handful of images per session while the rest of the session is inconsistent or lacking.

Consider whether the photographer’s style aligns with your aesthetic preferences. Do they employ a timeless, bright approach, or do they lean towards a more dark and moody style? Are they following trends that will date your images in 10 years? What do YOU want in your home, to represent your family, and for your children and grandchildren to see in decades to come when they look through the beginnings of your family’s legacy?

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2. Verify Professional Credentials and Experience

In the realm of luxury photography, experience and credentials matter immensely. A seasoned newborn photographer will not only possess a wealth of technical skills but will also have a deep understanding of the nuances involved in working with newborns. This includes knowledge of safe handling techniques, the ability to soothe and handle infants with care, and the patience to wait for the perfect moment.

Has the photographer been featured anywhere locally or nationally (like magazines)? Are they a photographer who takes their work seriously as a full time career?

family photos of a newborn with big sister and mom and dad

3. Consider the Studio Environment

The environment in which your baby will be photographed plays a crucial role in your overall experience. A high-end newborn photographer will offer their own, private studio that is both luxurious and comfortable, ensuring that you and your baby feel at ease throughout the session. The studio should be welcoming, warm, and equipped with all the amenities necessary to cater to your baby’s needs, and even your needs.

Pay attention to the aesthetic of the studio as well. A luxurious studio will be beautifully decorated, with high-quality pieces used in photos that complement the photographer’s style. The overall ambiance should be serene and inviting, providing the perfect setting for photographing those precious first moments.

Natalie Kennedy newborn pictures in Nashville

4. Assess the Level of Personalized Service

A defining characteristic of a luxury newborn photographer is the level of personalized service they offer. From the initial consultation to the delivery of the final images, every aspect of the experience should be tailored to your specific needs, from finding the perfect wardrobe for your family down to placing each of your chosen images in your heirloom album. You should be able to put all of your trust into your photographer for THEM to take care of the details for you and you know you’re going to receive beautiful images in return.

Personalized service also extends to the session itself, where the photographer should create a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere, allowing you to fully participate in the creation of lasting memories. Will your photographer calm your new mom worries? Will your photographer make you feel like your children are absolutely perfect angels no matter how they’re behaving? Will your photographer put your spouse, who may or may not be thrilled to participate) at ease? Can you count on these things to be true when you choose your photographer?

in home newborn session in Nashville with a luxury blue and white nursery

5. Evaluate the Quality of Products and Presentation

The final images and products should reflect the luxury experience you seek. High-end newborn photographers offer a range of exquisite products, from heirloom albums that are built to last many decades unlike consumer albums, and fine art prints to elegantly framed portraits. The quality of these products should be evident in the materials used and the craftsmanship involved. (Nope, a simple photographic print from a big lab does not cut it here.)

Ask to see samples of the photographer’s printed work to assess the quality firsthand. The images should be crisp, vibrant, and printed on premium materials that will stand the test of time. Your photographer should be able to show share samples with you of every piece of artwork offered and help be able to walk you through what’s right for your family’s style and needs.

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Choosing a newborn photographer in Nashville who embodies luxury and elegance requires careful consideration of their portfolio, credentials, studio environment, level of personalized service, and the quality of their products. By taking these factors into account, you can ensure that your newborn’s first moments are created with the artistry and sophistication they deserve, creating timeless memories that you will cherish forever.

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Hi! I’m so thankful you are checking out my work here at my website and blog. A little more about my studio… I have a full, size inclusive, studio wardrobe, with of over 200 dresses and robes for moms (size 0 – 26) from my favorite places like some of the clothing above along with hundreds of choices for babies, children, and shirts for men. Hair and makeup is also available before your session to make your session as simple and stress free as possible. All you need to do is arrive and snuggle your baby.

Jenny Cruger is the established Nashville newborn photographer for moms looking for luxury, for their newborn sessions, since 2010.

If you love these photos, and you are looking for a Nashville newborn photographer I would love to begin planning your session. With 14 years of specializing in my favorite ages of tiny humans, maternity, newborn, and young families and I would love to photograph your newborn session. To see more of my maternity & newborn portfolio please click over here and get in touch if this is something you would love for your newborn.

Wondering what full sessions look like? I would be happy to show you what an entire gallery looks like while this blog space receives new posts, including older sessions mixed among new session sneak peeks.  I feel strongly that potential clients are able to see many full galleries of real sessions so you know exactly what to expect from your portraits as well! If you are interested in a custom portrait session with Jenny Cruger Photography and would like more information, please click here to learn more about me and this experience.

I’m currently reserving newborn sessions into all of 2024. If you would like to reserve your Nashville area newborn photos for 2024, in my downtown Franklin studio or your home on my calendar I would love for you to contact me here.

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