How to Choose a Newborn Photographer in South Bend?


February 5, 2022

Do Your Research

How do you choose a newborn photographer in South Bend and the surrounding area? Or any area for that matter! As a first time pregnant mom, there is so much to learn about! It can be overwhelming when you Google, “best newborn photographer” and a long list pops up. You could try “newborn photographer around me”, “newborn photographer South Bend”, “Baby Photographer Mishawaka” or “Goshen Newborn Photography Studio”, etc. Another way is to ask your friends who have recently been pregnant and had a new baby for their recommendations. Both methods will definitely give you a starting point. But what else do you need to know? You’re going to be looking at your beautiful baby’s pictures for years to come, so doing your research is important.

You really do deserve to be pampered! There is so much involved with birth and recovering from it that you do not need other responsibilities. You want the best for your baby and you want to make sure you can remember all of their sweet details – tiny fingers, itty bitty toes, little smiles…without having to do it all yourself. You also want your baby to be photographed by someone who you can trust to pose your baby safely and understand your little one’s cues. 

Newborn Baby and Mom sweetly snuggled in Mom's arms.

Three Reasons to Not DIY Your Newborn Photos

Of course, you can do your own newborn portraits, but as a Mama of three babies and also a newborn photographer…even I didn’t do my own. I’m so glad I didn’t even try! Why not, you ask? Here are my top reasons for hiring an experienced photographer for your baby’s portrait session. Here at Always Images, we make sure all of them are taken care of for you so you don’t have to worry about anything! 

  1. Birth is Hard. Really hard. Both natural and medicated birth are tough on our bodies. Amazing, but tough. Your body needs to recover. You don’t want to have to worry about bending over or squatting down to try and take pictures. As a nurse, I’ve seen many babies come into the world and every Mama has to recover. Since the best time for newborn portraits is in the first two weeks after birth, you won’t be feeling 100% for awhile. 
  2. You want to be in those newborn pictures, not behind the camera. These images we create together will be a treasure. Even if you don’t think you will want to be in them. We’re going to make you feel amazing when we do them! With our beautiful gowns in our client closet and by having hair and make-up done for your session…you’ll truly be pampered and gorgeous! 
  3. Finished Artwork. Someday, when you sit down with your little one in your lap with their newborn album to show them “when they were a tiny baby”, you’ll be so glad your newborn portraits were not just on a hard drive somewhere. You’ll have an album to look at and framed pictures on the wall to show them exactly how small they once were when they were born. 

Why is Always Images One of the Best Maternity & Newborn Photographers?

Becky Furry, owner of Always Images, has been a newborn photographer for more than ten years and trained with Julia Kelleher, who is one of the most highly regarded and award winning newborn photographers in the world. She is also a retired Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and brings her medical experience to her newborn portrait sessions. Becky worked with Mamas during Labor and Delivery, in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and babies post surgery from heart defects and other complex surgeries. The Always Images photography studio has all you need for a session with your little one – props, wraps, blankets, even diapers, wipes and a comfy chair to feed your little one. We’ll send you a guide to prep for your session with all the details so you don’t forget anything and if you do…we have you covered! 

 If you’re trying to find the perfect newborn photographer for your new little one, just take a minute to connect with me using the Always Images contact form and we’ll reach out right away! Our goal is to be the very best newborn photographer in the South Bend area.

A collage from a newborn portrait session at Always images

About Always Images

Becky Furry, owner of Always Images is a professional photographer located who’s studio is in downtown Plymouth, Indiana. She specializes in capturing fine art family portraiture. Becky is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and also is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is a preferred photographer for the Culver Academies and has been since 2011 and gives back from every Culver Academies session to the Culver Educational Fund. She also supports the Maxinkuckee Adventure Sailing program and HIS Small Wonders Betty A. Nolin Scholarship fund with her photography. The Always Images also has a location in Culver with beautiful old barns, refined rustic modern spaces, sprawling green fields and is close to Lake Maxinkuckee and the gorgeous Culver Academies. To contact Becky, reach out at 574-598-0022 or for a personal consultation for your portrait needs.  The studio is conveniently located less than an hour from South Bend, Mishawaka, Granger areas, Goshen, Warsaw, Niles, LaPorte, Winamac, Culver, Knox, Napanee, Michigan City, Lakeville, LaPaz and the surrounding areas. 

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