It’s hard enough to get a grown person to be patient during a photo shoot. Children can be even more challenging, and babies are probably the most difficult subjects of all. How do you explain to that tired, hungry, wiggly baby that if they can be still or not cry for just one more picture, it’ll all be over? Let’s not forget the parents. They can be tired and grumpy too, but they want the best picture they can get of their little bundle of joy.
There are lots of tricks photographers can use to get a baby’s attention. Professional portrait photographers who specialize in baby photo shoots understand that getting that perfect shot may have to happen within a fraction of a second. The photographers in the following list have proven themselves to have the patience and talent to produce high quality baby portraits. Following them on Instagram may give you ideas for your next photo shoot, or for a session you’d like to set up for your own baby.
5. Shannon Leigh
Previously a preschool teacher and now a nationally honored newborn photographer, Shannon Leigh has more than demonstrated her love of small children. It shows in her beautiful portraits too.
4. Ana Brandt
Maternity and baby photographer Ana Brandt, is highly recognized for her portraiture work by clients that include Hollywood celebrities, but has other successful endeavors as well, including designing a line of maternity gowns.
3. Erin Elizabeth Hoskins
Erin Elizabeth Hoskins is not only an amazing family and newborn photographer, but she’s also an instructor. She holds professional workshops to share her expertise with other newborn photographers.
2. Sandy Puc
Considered a portrait photography expert, Sandy Puc also shares her knowledge and advice through seminars, workshops, and the many books she has published on the topic. She focuses on capturing the perfect maternity and newborn shots using digital photography.
1. Anne Geddes
Considered by many as the best in baby portraiture, Anne Geddes set out to capture babies being themselves in a way that let their personality shine through. Needless to say her efforts have brought her much success.
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