In an industry booming with the sale of "prosumer" grade cameras, it's easy to be a self proclaim. You are indeed a photographer and self taught is fine; plenty of amazing photographers are. We would like to discuss a few things on this topic. Professional grade equiptment is very different. It is much, much more costly to purchase and maintain. Not all photographers are going to have the glass series to cut through heavy fog, bright light rays, or waterproof stuff to shoot in the craziest weather conditions, if need be. Professionals have that all covered! They also know how to use it and when. It's what makes professionals just that- taking time to perfect the craft through multiple experiences, learning opportunities, and investing hours of learning the latest techniques and keeping up with cutting edge technology. For important milestones and memories that you want to last a lifetime, please consider investing in hiring a professional.
Now, if Aunt Susie down the street or mom's BFF momtog is teaching herself and building a portfolio, help them out, by all means! Reserve the special milestones, though, to be captured by professionals ESPECIALLY when it comes to posing your tiny human. Newborn photography should never be a portfolio building or a practice opportunity. I'll spare you the 3,000 reason why and cut to the chase.
1. SAFETY FIRST
You need people handling your baby in the specially molded poses who are trained to do so. Tiny vessels can be pinched off by the simple act of putting baby in a container/basket etc and causing irreversible nerve damage that you may not even discover, or worse. This is not a scare tactic for you to come to us for your newborn session-this is serious and meant to be informative. We have a passion for photography, but we have more of a passion to love and serve others. We love your babies and do not ever want to see babies injured. Many of the images you see are carefully edited for hours and the baby is not actually posed in a way that is the final result...these images are composite images put together by a professional designer. No, our babies are never just hanging in whimsical dreamcatchers..well they are except there are always multiple hands on the baby!!!
At Mudpies Studio, you can breathe a sigh of relief that are not only licensed and insured to handle the tiniest infants we have medical background with a specialty in neonatal! We have all state child clearances and we are current and up to date on all vaccines- many people do not think of this! I can't imagine taking my newest precious cargo to someone and not knowing this. Newborn sessions are UP CLOSE and personal with the entire family and your little ones immune system needs to still grow! That aside, we have over 16 years experience and a team dedicted to our work but mostly, YOUR safety.
2. Your Investment- Our Promise
We are not a high volume studio. We are able to turn around images in just days- each one beautifully edited to perfection. Little Sam has scraped up knees? (although sometimes cute to capture that boy phase), we have you covered! We can edit that out! That stain on your shirt from the babies hands that just happened prior to arrival? We got you. You do not pay extra for editing, nor do you search through tons of images and select which ones and what we will edit. Professional service is all encompassing. We strive for all shoots to be stress free. Often there are two or more photographers working with your family at a session. We know what it takes to get an entire family ready for pictures. WE take all of the stress away from beginning to the delivery of your final images by helping to plan and style your session, to directing with our professional eye for location, lighting, posing and angles so that you get the most from every session. You will have a convenient online gallery with a large amount of images to share with friends and family that they will fall in love with. We promise!