How to choose a Newborn Baby Photographer: Newborn Tenley

So baby is on the way and you are looking to capture this amazing time….but are you wondering how to find the perfect newborn photographer for you?

I’d love to give you some things to think about:

First, love their work – obviously.  But then ask what they do to insure your baby’s safety.

Some newborn poses that you might have seen on pinterest are actually risky for your newborn – especially if they aren’t done correctly.

**I only offer 100% safe poses and work from a low beanbag to insure baby’s safety.

But in addition to that,  I always ask daddy to sit next to me with one purpose:  be baby’s security guard!

(Is baby going to wake up and suddenly leap off my bean bag?  Probably not, but why risk it?)

Next, find out what will be included in the cost of your newborn portraits – some photographers only offer a la carte pricing,

so you may end up spending a ton more money than you originally intended.

**My newborn collections are complete – including a canvas for your wall and a flash drive with all your digital negatives so you can share on social media,

make your own prints, wall art, and use for birth announcements and holiday cards.

Ask to see an entire newborn gallery – not just the photographer’s portfolio.

Make sure that gallery demonstrates beautiful photography throughout with genuine smiles and a variety of styles and props.

There are thousands of all kinds of Client Portrait Galleries ON THE PROOFS PAGE of my website- please go peek!

And make sure they include family photography – because you are creating heirlooms for future generations –  so of course mom, dad and siblings need to be in the portraits!

**And side note – I really want to give my clients more than just newborn portraits so I really encourage family portraits.

And Sweet Life clients also have the choice of black or white background for their family portraits

(White is light and bright, but black can be very slimming for new moms and can put greater emphasis on faces – but you choose!)

Ask your photographer if they can capture siblings with the baby….

As well as all those precious bits and pieces… lol

Ask if your photographer will retouch the portraits (baby’s skin is often not as smooth and creamy as we might want…lol and baby acne is definitely a real thing!)

And ask how long until you will see your entire gallery –

you will be excited to share your newborn portraits so maybe you don’t want to wait a month to see your portraits?

You will receive my gallery and video show one week after your portrait session!

Ask if they will give advice on how mom should dress and prepare….

Ask what props, hats and blankets they will have available for you to use….

And can you bring the grandparents?

My greatest joy in the world is being a family’s photographer for life –
I’ve had the privilege of photographing this mommy and daddy’s Engagement, Wedding, Family Portraits and both baby’s newborn portraits… and I can’t wait till next time!

Here’s a little video of Newborn Tenley’s Home Studio Newborn Session:

And how cute is this Client Testimonial:

And did you know I can also meet you in your hospital room to capture all that precious new-ness (or older sibling meeting baby for the first time!)

You HAVE to see how cute this hospital video show is – mom was having a planned C-Section, so I arrived at the hospital just as baby was born:

ALL Sweet Life Newborn portrait sessions are customized to fit exactly what you are dreaming of and INCLUDES:

My professional posing advice and help

My brochure with advice on how to prepare and what to wear to look your best

My home studio or any hospital in beautiful San Diego

Custom retouching and hand processing of your portraits

Unlimited poses and props

An online gallery to view your portraits

A Flash Drive with all your portrait files so you have the digital negatives forever (so you can create Birth Announcements, share on social media, and make prints for a lifetime!)

Also included a 16×20 Canvas of your favorite portrait – ready to hang!



As a photographer it is my great joy to capture Family and High School Senior PortraitsEngagement, Events,  Bat Mitzvah, Bar Mitzvah, Parties, First Birthday, 1st Birthday

Maternity, Gender Reveal, Family Reunions, Newborns and Babies, Children, CouplesWeddings and MORE that are as special and unique as you are –

Please visit my website to see my photography portfolio, get more details or ask a question:
 I’m waiting to hear from you – to capture a slice of YOUR sweet life!
 I am a full time professional photographer based in San Diego, but will travel for weddings.

Serving San Diego, Poway, Scripps Ranch,La Jolla, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, 4-S Ranch, Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo,

Outdoor Family, Child, High School Senior, Family Reunion, Gender Reveal, Newborn, Engagement Couples

Best Fun Senior Portraits, Family Reunion, Beach, Portrait Shoot, Park, Portrait shoot, Balboa Park, On Location, outdoor, Wedding photographer

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