Safety First!

Newborns in Studio

Newborn safety is a topic not covered nearly enough by photographers. I have seen some terrifying things done with little ones to “get the shot”.

Putting babies in danger for a photograph is, sadly, done every day by well-meaning, but inexperienced photographers, and even sometimes by parents.

So many new photographers and even parents don’t realize that many of the images we create are composites. They are not straight out of the camera (or SOOC as we call it in the biz). So what you don’t see in final images is the safety precautions that should be taken (because, photoshop!)

Regardless of who you choose to create images of your baby, please do your research! Make sure that the person you hire is experienced and understands how to create composite images, and if they do not, that they are not attempting to pose your baby in a way that might endanger them.

Even sleeping babies can move and shift unpredictably – so it’s super important that you have a safe setup and always have hands ready to hold and catch them if they move.

At my studio, safety is always the first priority. In fact – my friends only half-joke when they call me the safety police…

Keep the babies safe friends!

newborn composite image in studio

Dori Yelverton with Evoke Images photography is an experienced and highly trained portrait photographer
We provide birth photography, newborn photography, hospital and first-24 newborn photography, maternity photography, baby photography, cake smash photography, child photography, and family photography services
Evoke Images currently provides photography services to the following Alaska areas: anchorage, eagle river, chugiak, peters creek, and girdwood.
Our photography studios are located in south anchorage and downtown anchorage.