This little newborn girl was beyond precious. Everything about her was so petite. We were so happy that she let us do so many different set ups. At the end of her session we were able to get some adorable pictures of her awake. Her big brown eyes were beautiful.

Types of Newborn Photographers in Boise Id

I wanted to talk about the difference between a boutique style of a newborn photographer, a newborn photographer, and a shoot and burn photographer. In the last ten to fifteen years shoot and burn photographers became really popular. At one point I was a shoot and burn photographer. These photographers shoot your session, edit a set number of images, and then provide you images via download or USB. Back in the day a CD of the images would be burned or made and given with a print release. Typically, these types of photographers don’t have the time to provide as much customer service to their clients. Their goal is to provide the session at a lower cost. With the lower cost comes less time to communicate with clients, style sessions, and follow up. Some people love this model and that is great for them!

The next type of photographer is your traditional newborn photographer that offers collections instead of just editing the images that they think are good and giving them like the shoot and burn photographer does. The traditional newborn photographer can either show your images to you either in person or a lot of photographers now provide an online gallery for you to view and choose you images. These photographers are able to provide more customer service than the shoot and burn photographers. They also can help you plan out your session and help you with any printed products you want to purchase.

Boutique newborn photographers are concerned about the entire experience from start to finish. These photographers plan out and design your session and the photographer personally will  shoot your session, and hand edit your images. Most have an ordering session so they can answer any and all questions you might have. Most boutique photographers have a printed finished product that goes along with your digital images. They want you to have a tangible product to go along with your images.

Each type of photographer has their pros and their cons. It really depends on what you are wanting for your pictures and from your photographer. Personally, I have been all of these types of photographers at different parts of my career. There are things I love and appreciate about each model.


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Morgan Mathews is a Boise newborn photographer also specializing in baby and child photography. With a timeless & authentic style, we aim to document all the precious milestone moments for clients to remember forever. Based in Meridian, Idaho and serving Boise, Eagle, Nampa, Kuna, the Treasure Valley and the surrounding areas.