Many people don't see the value in hiring a newborn photographer and they come up with far too many excuses not to hire one. I'm not going to try and convince you to hire a newborn photographer, but I'm just saying...you'll regret it if you don't. I can think of a thousand reasons to hire a newborn photographer, and I'm not even a mother yet.
When is your little guy ever going to be that tiny again? Not tomorrow, not the next day. Definitely not in a year. Especially with what people feed their kids these days. Oreos and milkshakes go a long way in the weight gaining arena.
How long will you experience those first few weeks of parental bliss, staring at your new little arrival for hours on end? Maybe for a few weeks, maybe a few months. What about in a year when she is screaming in the middle of Target, your hands are full, the Starbucks coffee has just been thrown at your face, and your brand new lipstick has been used as a crayon all over the floor? Yes, you'll argue that there are happy times too, but will you remember those times when you get home from Target? Not if there are no pictures of her from her first few days on this earth when she first made you a mother.
What about when you aren't around in X number of years? How will your children remember you? Will they see you on the gorgeous canvas over the fireplace, holding them in your arms, wishing they would never grow up?
What about Dad? Dad is never in any photos. Dad doesn't like to take pictures. Dad is always working so hard, and doesn't take time off work. Will Dad be in the album on the coffee table, seen snuggling your first born child, enjoying his few weeks of time away from work?
Time flies. Things change. People change. And children grow up.
So just do it. You don't even need to think about it. You have 9 months to save. Yes, high end photography is a luxury, not a necessity. It's something you want though, isn't it? Like you wanted that purse you bought yesterday. You have one of every color in your closet. It's like when you wanted that new car you bought last year. Your other one works just fine. People find a way to get the things they want. You find the money somewhere, and you make it happen. Newborn photography is something you want, so start saving now so that you're ready when your little one arrives. You'll be so glad you did.