Welcome back to the blog, dear readers! Today I was driving into the studio thinking about my last newborn session I recently had with Isabella. I felt so lucky to have been given the chance to be a (small!) part of their parenthood journey. Then I started thinking about other photographers that offer newborn session for $60. How do they do it?! My prices are very fair. I understand that I have a studio and don’t work out of my home but are these really professionals? I feel honored that parents trust their newborns with me. That is a hard thing for new parents and I truly get it!! I love a good deal but is it worth the risk? I have taken a certified newborn safety course and I learned a lot!! Being the parent of two adult children, I thought would be a great start. I was so wrong!! Everything has changed, I have forgotten things and baby are so delicate. Their little metabolic systems are very sensitive and you have to pay special attention to their reflexes. Newborns have immature circulatory systems and there are many things that you have to be educated about to keep these precious babies happy and safe. Does your budget photographer know about these things? Education in my business is key. I am always learning! It might be a photography class, a webinar or a convention. If we stop learning then we stop growing. I started feeling defeated because I can’t get my costs down that low but after a lot of thought, my prices ARE fair. I can provide a safe environment for your newborn, I have professional lighting, props and I promise that you will love your images. I love everything about babies!! This precious time flies by in the blink of an eye!! I feel every parent should have these moments captured so they are preserved for a lifetime.