Find a real professional in baby photography.
If you want photos that more or less have a professional finish, then going pro is the way to go. Understandably, it will not be cheap but what also technically means is that your photos will not come out looking cheap either. This should account for something and this should mean that you have every advantage as a client because you get to ensure that you are getting the best photos and the best quality by the end of the photo shoot. It is almost always guaranteed that you are bound to get the best of the best if you also make it a point to go ahead and hire out the best person or the best professional that you can book in the industry as well.
Review a photographer’s portfolio accordingly and make sure that you get to look for proof of his previous works.
If he hasn’t shoot enough baby photo shoots in the past, then it wouldn’t make sense to think that he can give you the best baby photos since he doesn’t really have all that much experience when it comes to a niche like this. Even if you have a talented friend who gladly offers out his or her assistance in getting your photo shoot with the baby under way, you should keep this separate from your actual official photography shoot. The baby’s photos are not the type of things that you should be taking lightly no matter what happens.
Be strategic with the schedule of the baby photography shoot.
It has to be at a perfect time of the day. You need to take into account important variables or factors such as lighting and the baby’s overall mood and disposition while he is getting his photos taken at some point or so. Consult your photographer about the best schedule that you could possibly go with when you are thinking about setting up a photo session with him. Everything should be strategic. Book in the middle of the morning, not too early and not too late so that you get to have great lighting and so that the baby will be in a good place overall and you will come out with the best photos at the end of the day. During the morning, the baby has been recently bathed and fed and this puts things into perspective because it means that he is refreshed and that he is less likely to get grumpy or throw a tantrum when he is posing in front of the camera.
Be prepared for anything and everything that could happen during the photo shoot.
There could be messes during the baby photography shoot and these are messes that you should be well prepared for if you would like the photo shoot to pan out smoothly. Get a nice supply of wet wipes as well as of towels and perhaps even an extra change of clothes.
You only get what you pay for.
If you are running on a budget, focus all of your attention on spending for a great photographer. If you skimp on this particular expense, you might not get what you have been aiming to achieve.