NYC Newborn Photographer | Why is newborn photography so costly?

NYC Newborn Photographer

Newborns are a precious part of someone’s family and it’s extremely important you pick someone that is trained in taking these types of images. Don’t just choose a photographer based solely on price. It is important to look into various factors when selecting someone to capture this momentous milestone. Does this person attend workshops and educate themselves on the safety of posing? Do they know correct lighting techniques and the technical aspect behind photography? Are they able to create a timeless image?

I attend in person workshops and online webinars regularly to further my education. These workshops cost anywhere from $200-$3000 and up
. Equipment is another huge expense. I make sure my camera, lenses and lighting are all up to date and that I am aware how to operate them. Of course there’s the insurance, taxes and other legal expenses it takes to run a legit company. In most cases, I also bring an assistant with me to help spot and ensure extra safety during my sessions. Most of the time, mom and dad are exhausted from lack of sleep and I do not wish to bother them for the duration of the shoot. This is their time to relax and even take a nap if they need. They should feel comfortable that someone will be safely watching their baby for the next few hours. Another factor that affects pricing is my travel costs. Since I do travel to your home and other various locations I do incur tolls, gas, parking and even a car payment.

Of course it is so much easier for me to come to you then for you to worry about bringing a newborn outdoors in the middle of the craze of the city. I also do not require my clients to make any purchases of newborn props such as headbands and outfits. I update my collection regularly with high quality products. I want to keep the looks fresh and new for all my clients.  So with all that said please be mindful when making your selection. At the end of the day you want to take away a memorable experience with priceless images that will last forever.

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NYC Newborn Photographer

Jessica Elbar Photography specializes in newborn and maternity photography in Brooklyn, NY and surrounding areas including but not limited to NYC. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or interested in booking a session.


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Jessica Elbar Photography
315 West 39th St, Suite 305, New York, NY 10018

Jessica Elbar is a NYC photographer specializing in newborn, maternity, child & boudoir portraits. Our studio is located in Midtown and we serve NYC and the surrounding areas.




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