How to Choose a Newborn Photographer – Toronto Photographer

January 4, 2022

Your little bundle of happiness is about to make its way into the world! It’s time you start thinking about how to capture these wonderful moments. Your cute little baby will be all grown up before you know it, so it is essential to capture your favorite memories with them while you still have the chance.

Newborn portraits are a must here. They are perhaps the most important photographs you will ever have, so choosing the right person to take these photos is vital. 

Newborn photography is a little different from other genres of photography. Unlike other photographers, these individuals are tasked with creating memories for a lifetime and caring for your baby during the photography session. 

Newborn family photographer Toronto

4 Ways to Choose a Newborn Photographer

Here are four ways to choose a newborn photographer:

1. Safety

You must have researched the safest and best car seats, cribs, and strollers. Why wouldn’t you do the same thing when choosing someone who will handle your baby? Make sure your photographer holds your baby safely and carefully. 

Moreover, can your photographer do composite images? Composite images are two or more images taken separately. They are then put together using Photoshop to convert it into one single image to keep the newborn safe. It is critical since an infant should never be left on their own to hold their weight entirely.

Toronto newborn photographer

2. Experience 

You are giving your baby to a complete stranger. You need to ensure they know what they are doing by checking their experience in the field. Having some kind of certification in newborn photography is a major plus too. 

Experienced newborn photographers have also had more chances to polish their skills. They produce more consistent results and are more confident in handling newborns. Bear in mind, a more experienced photographer will definitely charge more than a beginner, you’ll get your money’s worth.

Toronto newborn lifestyle photographer
Father and son photo shoot

3. Style

Another question pops up here: Do you like the photographer’s style? There are several unique styles of newborn photography, and none is wrong or right. The important thing to check is what style you are searching for and whether the photographer does it well. 

Perhaps, you like the posed style more. During this session, your sleeping baby is softly turned into adorable bent poses, wrapped, and placed in cute props. A posed style session requires a highly experienced photographer and generally takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.

Toronto family newborn photographer

4. Budget Experience

The price for newborn photography can vary to a great extent. You need to consider the photographer’s experience and training level,  session duration, equipment used, and location of the photoshoot.

An experienced photographer who runs a legal business will always come expensive. But you don’t need to worry about the expense as long as you get what you pay for! 

Sibling newborn in-studio photo shoot

Choose Your Newborn Photographer Wisely!

We hope this blog comes in handy for you and clears all the confusion about how to choose a newborn photographer. Make sure to consider the tips mentioned above the next time you’re picking up a newborn photographer!

It is highly recommended to make a tentative booking around your estimated due date, at least 3-4 months in advance of your due date. Once your baby is born, you can contact me and we will arrange a suitable time and day for your session.  If your little one has already arrived, don’t worry, you’re not too late! Please contact me as soon as possible and I can try to schedule you in. 

I’d like to think that choosing us here at Anchor Studio Photography makes you feel that you’ll have such a great time with me and that we’ll get to capture the memories of your family as they grow in the years to come. If you want to find out more about our sessionspackages and pricing, just click here to visit our website.

Here are more blog posts in different locations in Toronto both in-studio as well as in clients for in-home sessions showing why you should hire a photographer to capture your beautiful family.

Newborn photo shoot in The Solarium Studio

In-home newborn lifestyle photo shoot

Newborn in-home lifestyle photo shoot

Newborn photo shoot with sibling at Mint Room Studios

Newborn session with older sibling at Preto Loft


There are a few ways you can book. You can book right online using this tab which leads you to my online booking calendar. However, not all available dates are on that calendar so if you need a different date, send me an email! You can reach me at hello@anchorstudio.ca

Anchor Studio Photography specializes providing a full service experience that starts with booking your session and ends with getting beautiful tangible heirloom products being displayed in your home. My style of soft, candid and timeless photos can be seen in all my maternitynewbornchild and family portraits in Greater Toronto Area, including Oakville, Mississauga, North York and Richmond Hill. If you are interested in booking a portrait session for your family, you can click here to book your session. I am now booking sessions for summer 2022, so don’t hesitate to get in touch soon!

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