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Tiffany Bergamino Photography

4832 N Brooke Dr, Marion, IN 46952
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  • Maternity
  • Family Portraits
  • Birth Photography

Business Description

Tiffany Bergamino Photography provides newborn photography services for clients in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas. The studio is also fully equipped with props, outfits, handmade bonnets, and headbands that clients can use. Tiffany takes photos of newborns outdoors and at home, as well as maternity shoots. All packages include online galleries and print releases. Products such as wooden prints, canvas albums, and linen albums are also available. Tiffany Bergamino is also available for fresh 48 sessions, milestones, and family films.

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Albright Creative Imagery

Fort Wayne, IN 46807
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Albright Creative Imagery is a Fort Wayne studio that has been serving clients for over 15 years. Photographer Koren Albright aims to take natural photos of women including pregnancy portraits, newborn portraits, breastfeeding portraits, birth photojournalism, family photography, fine art nudes, and weddings.

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April Moore Creations

Warsaw, IN 46580
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April Moore Creations is a Professional Full Service Photography Studio that has been serving Northern Indiana for over 11 years. April Moore Creations specializes in photographing newborns and high school seniors. You can relax comfortably and watch while your baby is safely positioned and creatively styled during their session. April Moore Creations has been Nationally Published in Senior Muse, SeniorInspire, Inspiring Teens Magazine, and Senior Year Magazine. In Addition has been featured in PosePatch, SeniorSzn Magazine, Senior Photo Showcase, Senior Guys Style, and The Twelfth Year.

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Brittany Lynn Photography

717 Davis St, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
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Brittany Lynn Photography is a portrait photography studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Photographer Brittany Lynn specializes in newborn, maternity, milestone, child, and family photography. Brittany pays special attention to the safety and comfort of all of her clients and has taken several courses in newborn safety, as well as having studied under some of the most respected newborn photographers in the world. She offers family and maternity, newborn and fresh, cake smash, senior, grow with me, and Christmas mini sessions.

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Holly Heath Photography

Leo, IN 46765
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Holly Heath Photography is a Leo studio that specializes in newborn, child, senior, family, engagement, and wedding photography. The newborn session is for babies who are 12 weeks old or younger and parents and siblings are welcome. The proofs are a mixture of black and white and in color and are presented in an online gallery. An album comes with this session. The baby bump and newborn session includes photos of the mother’s pregnant belly. Holly Heath Photography also offers a one year cake smash, special anniversary, and studio and location sessions. Clients remark on her eye, efficiency, and photos.

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J3Designs Photography

Fort Wayne, IN 46825
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J3Designs Photography has been working to document life and love in the Fort Wayne area since 2007. Its offered imagery includes wedding collections, senior portraiture, and family and lifestyle newborn collections. J3Designs Photography focuses on in-home newborn sessions to capture the details of life with the new baby while remaining at home where they feel the most comfortable. Clients have commended the photographer for her organization, friendliness, professionalism, and calming nature.

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Jaci Forshtay Photography

Warsaw, IN 46580
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Jaci Forshtay Photography is a Warsaw studio that specializes in portraits and has been serving clients for over seven years. Jaci photographs families, children, seniors, maternity, newborns, and births. The newborn package is an in-home session that lasts one to two hours and includes 40+ edited images. Jaci Forshtay Photography also offers mini maternity, mini child, and baby’s first year sessions. Clients appreciate her passion and patience.

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Megan West Photography

Fort Wayne, IN 46819
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Megan West Photography is a Fort Wayne studio that specializes in maternity, newborn, children, and family photography. Photo shoots last up to two hours and take place on location. A fee applies to sessions outside of Fort Wayne. Clients receive 25+ images on a CD.

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Precious Baby Photography

New Haven, IN 46774
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Precious Baby Photography is a New Haven studio that specializes in custom newborn photography. Owner and photographer Angela Forker uses handmade accessories and props to help make her photos unique. She puts babies in fresh poses and can provide modern and classic photos. Newborn sessions last three to four hours and milestone, cake smash, and maternity sessions are also available. Angela has Baby ImaginArt for babies up to three months old, which are floor set ups she makes using fabric and objects to create scenes. Clients across The United States and across the globe appreciate her creativity, patience, expertise, and professionalism.

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Sheets Photography LLC

Columbia City, IN 46725
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Sheets Photography LLC is a Columbia City business that has been serving clients for over seven years. Photographer Carrie Sheets specializes in portrait photography and takes photos of newborns, children, families, seniors, and engagements. While she has a studio, most sessions take place outside in natural light, mainly in Fort Wayne and Columbia City. Clients appreciate her talent and photos.

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Stacey Harting Photography

Fort Wayne, IN 46807
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Stacey Harting Photography is a Fort Wayne business that specializes in wedding, family, and newborn photography. The newborn sessions are with babies under two weeks old and last three hours or more. The package includes 25-35 edited photos, photos with parents and siblings, props, and an online gallery. Stacey Harting Photography offers a milestones package which includes sessions at three, six, nine, and 12 months. The sessions are an hour and include 25-35 edited photos, sibling photos, props, a home studio, and an online gallery. Stacey also takes maternity and senior photos.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Newborn photographers have the skills and knowledge to create enchanting photographs while ensuring the baby’s safety. They’re comfortable holding newborns and setting up captivating poses with care. They understand what’s comfortable for the infant and how various positions will photograph. 

Props and unusual poses are often a part of newborn photography. Some newborn photographers specialize in creating unique and fascinating photographs.

However, those methods aren’t essential for capturing a beautiful, engaging photo of your baby. Simplicity, skill, and experience can work wonders. A discussion with potential baby photographers and a review of their portfolio can help new parents choose the newborn photographer that best meets their needs.

When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?

Newborn photography session scheduling can be challenging. Parents have a very narrow window after the baby arrives to secure those time-sensitive photos. But babies don’t arrive on schedule. So, it’s best to find a newborn photographer well in advance of your due date. Be sure they're flexible and available in the weeks prior to and after that date.

How soon should you have your newborn photo shoot after birth?

Newborns are easily identifiable by their size and the tight fetal position they had in the womb. But they don’t maintain those curly poses for long. So, it’s important to have their photo shoot a few days after birth. Try not to wait over two weeks post-childbirth if you want the brand-new infant image for your photos.

How long does a newborn shoot typically last?

The length of a newborn shoot varies. But expect it to take at least two hours, possibly three to four hours. The infant’s comfort and safety are the priority. Little ones are unpredictable, and the photographer might need to wait until Baby has been lulled to sleep. Plus, the infant will probably need to be fed and changed during the shoot.

How much does newborn photography typically cost?

On average, professional newborn photographers charge between $100 and $300 per hour, and the photo shoot can easily take up to four hours. Those fees should include the digital images. Parents will pay separately to have them printed. Other photographers charge flat fees per session or per number of photographs. Most of these services start at $100 or higher.

Why do you photograph babies between 5-14 days old?

 A productive photo shoot is difficult with newborns younger than five days. They’re hungry and restless, as they’re not yet familiar with being outside the womb. Wait about five to seven days when they’re on a somewhat reliable feeding schedule and sleepy and relaxed for longer periods of time. But waiting longer than two weeks risks losing that familiar newborn look.

Where can you buy newborn photography props?

Common props such as hats, headbands, bows, blankets, wraps, baskets, bowls, and holiday items are accessible at most large retail stores and e-commerce sites. More unusual props — stork sacks, small prop instruments, hammocks, movie props, and superhero outfits — can be purchased on Amazon, Etsy, in craft stores, garage sales, and flea markets. Relatives, friends, co-workers, and neighbors are also likely sources. 

Can you have your newborn photo shoot at home?

In-home newborn photo shoots are common. Some photographers even prefer it. Parents and their babies are comfortable and more relaxed in a familiar setting. But the photographer may want to first check for sufficient light in the home to ensure professional results. It’s best to discuss these requests before hiring a newborn photographer.

How do I prepare as a photographer for a newborn photo shoot?

Let the parents know exactly what to expect. If you’re doing an in-home shoot, visit the home before the session to assess lighting and potential areas for the shoot. Eat beforehand and clear enough time on your schedule in case the session goes long. Use a checklist for supplies and pack your gear the night before. Wear comfortable clothing. And be open to inspiration.

What materials should a photographer bring to a shoot for a newborn?

A backup camera and lenses are a good idea. You should also download a white noise app or soothing music to use during the shoot. These distractions help drown out camera shutter sounds that can startle Baby. Pack props, pillows, and blankets, and a newborn posing beanbag is a popular option, as well. Don’t forget your camera stand and lights.

How do I prep clients for a newborn shoot?

Let them know what to expect before the shoot. Give them a handout or link to your website for helpful tips and information. You should have a page dedicated to this. When they arrive at your studio or you get to their home, take time to make sure everyone feels comfortable. Answer questions they may have before beginning the shoot.  

Should a photographer use flash for a newborn photo shoot?

In newborn photography, safety is paramount. While it's not likely to harm the infant's vision, pop-up flash photography is not recommended. Ambient lighting is usually a better option. You can use natural light, modulated indoor light, and white studio lights. If flash photography is necessary, use low light external flashes and bounce them off a wall or ceiling.

How could someone practice newborn photography without a baby?

Start by getting used to being around babies, holding them, and noticing how parents handle their newborns. Turn to friends and relatives with babies and watch videos of newborns. You’ll be far more comfortable when you photograph your newborn subjects. Studying, photography classes, and working as a photographer’s assistant or apprentice can also help prepare you.

What is a marketing idea for a newborn baby photography?

Newborn photographers have an extremely specific target audience. So, focus your marketing efforts on expectant parents in the places they frequent. Offline, consider advertising with businesses who have the same audience, like prenatal care providers, retailers who sell baby clothes and supplies, and publications that focus on pregnancy and babies. Create a website to spotlight your work, and use online marketing to attract traffic.

Where can a photographer learn about newborn safety prior to the shoot?

Turn to hospitals, prenatal clinics, and businesses that cater to expectant parents. They are likely to have many resources and references you can follow up on to learn about newborn safety.

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