How Do I Budget for Baby Photos – I’m Worried I’ll Want Them All!
Babies are cute, squishy and beautiful, but are also expensive! As a mum of three boys, I can certainly testify to that!
New parents generally need to buy all sorts of kit. Let me guess, you’ll probably have already bought or set a budget for a car seat and pushchair, a Moses basket, baby monitor and a huge number of different things in anticipation of the arrival of your baby. You won’t need me to tell you that this all adds up!
And even if this isn’t your first baby, you may well have things to replace (hands up who ditched everything thinking “NEVER AGAIN!” and had to start fresh with baby two, three, four…five? 😀 )
But, while it can seem expensive upfront, one thing that is an investment rather than a cost is professional photography.
The decisions you make now about what brand of pushchair or nappies you buy will all pale into insignificance over the years, I promise you. You’ll have sold your expensive equipment on and it will long be forgotten.
Yet what’s left after your baby develops from a teeny newborn into an adorable but head-strong toddler, and then as they get to school age and beyond?
It’s your memories! The curling pieces of ‘art’ on the fridge and photographs of them as they have grown.
What truly matters is that you preserve those special memories and capture the precious years of your child’s development in photographs. You can look back in years to come and relive every single, special moment.
Now, I know. We all take hundreds of photographs a day. We’re used to ‘having them all’. So you might be wondering why you need professional photography, prints, albums and wall art.
But when was the last time you sat and flicked through them with that growing little person to show them their funny baby expressions? Chances are those pictures are ‘safe’ on the laptop/usb/harddrive of the old computer (floppy disk anyone)?!
I will always encourage you to choose printed items over digital. Why? So that I know in years to come you can walk around your home with your growing little person and talk about all of those memories and, every day, you’ll see something which brings you joy.
Also buying prints and wall art is so much easier! There is no need to ‘get around to printing them’. You just have to put the hook in the wall! (Now I’ll give you the hook and pins but my DIY skills are terrible, according to my hubby, so you’re on your own from that point I’m afraid!)
But how much does baby photography really cost?
Now, I know lots of parents are concerned by the cost of professional photography – maybe you have never purchased professional photography before.
And it’s common for parents to be and new parents to fear the unknown – what exactly is involved? Will there be a hard sell at the end? How many photos must we buy, and are there any hidden extra costs? Well, let me reassure you.
Professional Photography to suit every budget
We don’t charge a session fee at Cass Davies Photography – Just an easy deposit, credited against your order. Whilst we have an extensive variety of beautiful products to suit every home, Simplicity is our most popular way to choose your portraits. Choose your own budget & create the perfect combination of products to preserve your memories forever.
There is no hard sell, ever. Gentle guidance to create the right look for your home & budget.
There really is something right across the range that will allow you to treasure those memories with the best quality photography, whatever your budget & love the results. Book now for your due date at Cass Davies Photography & enjoy the studio video of what happens in a First Daze session with dinky Theo & Tyler