Chapter 3. The Planning Stage


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Planning everything from educating the parents to the sales presentation is crucial to a successful newborn session. Each session takes careful preparation to ensure that everything goes smoothly. A newborn shoot is more personal than your typical portrait session in that you need to develop a rapport with the parents. They need to feel you are a safe person to handle their baby and be able to trust you.

When I first began my business, I was still learning how to plan and organize a complete session. I had the business principles and policies in place, but I lacked knowledge in ...

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