Newborn photography?

posted 3 months ago in Babies
  • poll: Did you get newborn photography?
    Got them and loved them, would do again : (10 votes)
    50 %
    Got them and thought they were cute but unnecessary : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Skipped and regretted it : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Skipped and never looked back : (7 votes)
    35 %
  • Post # 2
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    905 posts
    Busy bee

    AWEEEEE i dont have any babies yet, BUT, omg I think I would do this. Just not spend a bunch of money on it. My sister did it with her iphone and amazing lighting, and the photos came out so precious, they looked professionally done. She layed him on a white comforter and had a lovely grey scarf under and wrapped around him. *heart eyes*

    Then just do a real professional shoot with fam after 6 months. 🙂

    Congrats on your baby!

    Post # 3
    Member
    7162 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    milkandcookies :  we skipped them and I don’t regret it. It’s not like we don’t have photos of her as a newborn, they just aren’t “pro” and overly staged. If they had offered them in the hospital I might have done it, but honestly there is no way I could have gotten my shit together to do them once we came home. I couldn’t even get my shit together to take a shower or put on a shirt most days for the first couple weeks. 

    Post # 4
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    9079 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    Didn’t get them, don’t regret it. We did a family session in the fall for our holiday cards though.

    Post # 5
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    2862 posts
    Sugar bee

    Personally I’d save it up for when when they’re at least 6 months to a year old.

    Newborn photos tend to be really staged (obviously) and the babies often don’t even really look like themselves yet (is that weird to say?). Pro photos are way better when the kids have a bit of personality and you can get some action type shots of them being their silly baby selves. 

    (I don’t have kids yet so I didn’t vote, I’m basing this on photos of my nieces and nephews)

    Post # 6
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    463 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    We did our first when he was 1 month and our second when she was 4 months (more like family photos). I haven’t scheduled anything for our third so at this rate it will be a kindergarten photo shoot! No regrets!

    Post # 7
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    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Did them, definitely don’t regret it. We’re currently pregnant and doing them again. 

    We do family photos yearly though, so it wasn’t a major “out of the ordinary” expense for us. We are doing both maternity and newborn.

    Photos are something I NEVER regret spending money on. They’re very important to me. 

    Post # 8
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    154 posts
    Blushing bee

    Got them from the hospital and loved getting them so much we paid 20 or so dollar so we can get them from JC Pennys without having to pay the sitting fee for 2 years.  Now we get pictures every 4 or so months when my mom visits and love them.  I LOVE looking back at the pictures and seeing the progression as he ages! 

    Post # 9
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    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012 - Iowa

    I got a black Friday deal with my first, so newborn pics were under $100.. they were super cute, but 4 years later we don’t have them up anywhere/don’t use them.

    I purchased my own DSLR and 50 mm lens, and took DD’s pics myself. Not pro-quality but they turned out pretty good, were free, and I’m able to continue taking photos of my kids for free.

    If you don’t do pro pics, I would still try and take your own, they’re only tiny little babies once!

    Post # 10
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    9222 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    We got them done and I don’t regret it at all. 

    The most important ones to me are the ones with all 3 of us though. I mean at 10 days pp I wasn’t really into taking too many photos of myself, but our photographer managed to make me look good lol. So I’m glad I have those to look back on instead of the hot mess candid photos where I look exhausted.

    If it was /just/ photos of the baby I could maybe do with my own photography…

    Post # 11
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    460 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    We did a newborn family photo shoot in our home and I am so happy we did! No regrets at all.

    Post # 12
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    1708 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    We are definitely doing it but a friend is doing it for us for cheap. We will do more legit 3 month photos with our wedding photographer when we go home for Christmas. 

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