I think it is pretty obvious by now that I love what I do. :) I have been a professional photographer going on 8 years and still can't believe I have the opportunity to do this as my career. It is by NO means "easy" to own your own business. I don't get to lounge around photographing people while someone feeds me grapes. I have to hustle and work hard to pay my bills like the rest of humanity. But I am getting off topic... That's for another blog post. Ha! :)
As mentioned, I have been a professional photographer for 8 years. That number seems crazy to me. || EIGHT YEARS || I have loved every moment of it! These eight years have opened so many doors to be able to share one of my passions, which is safety within newborn sessions. I have had the opportunity to speak at Photography Conferences on this topic as well as teach many Newborn Workshops and 1:1 Newborn Mentoring classes. In 2011 I wrote my first Guide to Newborn Safety, which has been sold worldwide to help educate and assist aspiring newborn photographers on their journey within their career. Then, in 2014 my second guide to newborn photography was released to further on the quest to teach those who want to pursue a career as a newborn photographer. It has been a wild ride to say the least, but an awesome one at that.
I want this post to help continue that education for aspiring newborn photographers, but also help educate parents considering a newborn photographer and what to look for in finding a baby safe newborn photographer.
I remember being a new parent and practically spraying hand sanitizer on anyone who came within a few feet of my daughter. I would do ANYTHING (and still will) to keep her safe from harms way. And I approach each newborn session in this same way.