Now the words we use to define our work aren't really important. What is truly important is the feeling behind our work.
My newborn work is family and baby centered. I don't pose my newborns on a beanbag and rarely take them out of their parents arms.
But it didn't used to be that way. Until about four years ago I was still operating as a traditional "posed" newborn photographer. I had the beanbag, brought the heater, and even had the props.
And if you know me you know that this so so NOT me.
But I was believing the lie that in order to make money doing this I had to do it a certain way. I had to pose babies because that is what my families would expect.
After I gave birth to my third daughter I realized that this was so not in align with my artistic vision and my values.
Right then and there I rebranded, took every posed image off my website, and started over.
Guess what happened? My newborn business exploded. Why? Because people can sense when something isn't coming from a place of passion. When something isn't authentic.
So if you are doing something that just doesn't feel right, don't be afraid to make a change. I know it is scary to do that, but I am here to tell you that you can and that you SHOULD.
Hey, if you are curious about Lifestyle Newborn Photography and how to get started or make a change to this type of Newborn Photography in your business, grab my free download "Getting Started With Lifestyle Newborn Photography."
I hope you all are having a fantastic week!