January 11, 2021

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Ashley Blair

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The Importance of Newborn Safety – Philadelphia Newborn Photographer

Being in the newborn industry for 7+ years, there is one thing within my business that has not changed. That one thing is safety. Safety is SO important when it comes to newborn photography. This may seem like a no-brainer, but unfortunately, it’s not. Over the years, I have seen so many photographers posing babies in an unsafe fashion – probably the worst that I saw was a baby in a glass bowl….you read that right – GLASS. I still can’t get that image out of my head! Prior to starting a photography business, I was a Registered Nurse. Having medical knowledge has definitely carried over into my business especially since I work with newborn. I think this is one of the reasons why I stress safety so much.

For me, newborn portraits serve the purpose to freeze a moment in time as well as to provide families with beautiful memories during one of the most precious times of their life. Placing babies in fancy props or poses is NOT the purpose. You can still get amazing portraits while taking the baby’s lead or letting poses come organically. Don’t get me wrong, posing babies is absolutely safe as long as you are working with a professional photographer who has been trained in newborn posing. While I do pose babies, I try to do in a natural way. Photographing a baby in an unnatural way is just not the art I wish to produce. Newborn photography is a saturated market with many different styles. My advice to those who may be searching for a newborn photographer is to first, find a photographer who makes safety as a priority and second, find one that you are drawn to their style and love their art. Having these two things in mind while searching for a photographer, will help you narrow down your choices, allowing you to pick the best one suited for you! 🙂


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Ashley is a Philadelphia newborn photographer with 8 plus years of experience. She specializes in newborn, maternity, baby, & family photography. Her studio located in Newtown, PA – Bucks County. 

If you are looking for a newborn photographer for your soon to be bundle of joy I would love to begin planning the perfect session for you. My sessions are built around creating a stress-free experience. Being a mom myself, I know what it’s like to have a newborn and I know how time is valuable. My newborn sessions are built around creating a portrait experience for you with every detail being accounted for! Contact me  to learn more about the experience and to reserve your newborn session with me or email directly at AshleyBlairPhotography@gmail.com! 

If you would like to see more of my portfolio and learn more about me, take a look around my website

Read my previous article about how to find the best Maternity & Newborn photographer for YOU!

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