5 Steps to Make Newborn Baby Photography into a Successful Business
For parents, newborn baby photography captures those precious moments right after birth. But, it’s hard breaking into this type of business. You have to have a good reputation since you’ll be working with very young subjects and you have to know how to deal with parents. So, here are five tips on becoming a successful newborn baby photographer.
Step 1: Get Experience
Before anyone is going to let you near their child, they are going to want to know that you can be trusted. So, study under someone who is already known in newborn photography. Find a local photographer doing this in your area and ask him/her if you can be an intern with them for a few months. Do not ask for a salary; do it as volunteer work.
Not only will it get you exposure, you may also get referrals from the photographer.
Step 2: Build up Your Portfolio
Your potential clients are going to want to see what your work looks like. So, build up a killer portfolio. This is not only your collection of work, it will also give your clients ideas on what they want.
Step 3: Listen and Learn
Study the works of famous baby photographers and learn their techniques. Practice these techniques as much as possible and then build upon it to create your own style.
Step 4: Be Willing to Learn More
Once you are established, you should not stop trying to learn new skills. Attend workshops, conferences and seminars on photography. You’ll learn about the latest equipment and techniques in the field.
Step 5: Promote Yourself
Be prepared to promote yourself as much as possible. Build a website and use social networking sites to promote your photos. Get your friends to recommend you to their friends. Word of mouth is still one of the most effective promotion tools