Ten Things About Lynn:
1. I am a mom of three teenagers – and a few bonus teenagers as well.
2. I love puppies.
3. My favorite color is pink, my favorite music is country and my favorite season is any one that doesn’t involve extreme cold and snow! (SO EXCITED to be moving to Georgia for this one!!!)
4. I hate to cook, but I am very good at it.
5. I love to drive – especially with the sunroof open and the music loud!
6. My favorite vacation destination is Disney!
7. I got my very first camera when I was 10. Ironically, I had a baby brother at that time, who I took loads of pictures of! 😉
8. I have been a surrogate twice, and given birth to 3 babies (yes, twins!) for two wonderful sets of parents.
9. I love being AT the beach – but don’t really love being in the water!
10. I am afraid of heights!
Lynn Puzzo Photography began in 2009/2010. Within a very short time, newborns became my area of focus – eventually leading to becoming mainly a newborn photographer. I do photograph other sessions such as babies/children, families, engagements and weddings when time allows, but newborns are “my thing”. I just love babies – and capturing these images for my clients fulfills me in a way nothing else does. Lynn has photographed over 300 babies during her career as a newborn photographer and continually attends conferences, newborn posing and safety workshops and classes to guarantee she can deliver the best possible products and images to her clients. Lynn’s number one concern is your baby’s safety. In addition to the above, Lynn is also up to date on all vaccinations you would want someone handling your new baby to have – including whooping cough. If Lynn or one of her children are sick, your session will be rescheduled to assure your baby’s health.
Why choose a professional newborn photographer?
Newborn portraits are a keepsake that will last a lifetime. It is so important to document this new stage of life, since newborns grow and change seemingly overnight. They are so tiny, so new, so delicate and soft, sleepy and curly. You only have one opportunity to capture this memory before it passes.
So, who do you hire?
While anyone can photograph a newborn, choosing someone who specializes in newborn portraiture is usually your best option – and highly recommended. Just because someone is a great photographer, doesn’t necessarily mean they are a great newborn photographer. Newborn photography is its own breed, and is definitely not for everyone – even though they may offer that service. Newborn photography requires and demands tons of patience, experience and skill.
I am often told by my clients that I am so gentle and patient, and so good with their baby. I am frequently referred to as the “baby whisperer” during and after sessions – and occasionally I’ve been requested to visit my clients homes during the hours of midnight – 6am to work my magic and lull their baby to sleep 😉 These compliments are so nice to hear, because it tells me that my clients see the love that I put into each of my sessions. The time, the energy, the skill, the passion. I have studied with some of the best newborn photographers in the industry, to assure that each client I work with will receive the best possible images from their session, all while their baby is comfortable, and most importantly – handled and posed with care in the safest manner. Most people only see the end result of a newborn session, so they don’t realize the time and effort that goes into getting those perfect images before, during and after the newborn session.
In this day and age, where everyone has a decent camera, it’s so easy to “skimp” on a photo session when a friend or family member offers to photograph your new baby, a lot of times for next to nothing. Please consider what you are getting. Are you getting amazing, fabulous works of art that you will be proud to display in your home? Or are you getting hundreds of “so-so” images that won’t even be shared on Facebook? For the really important times in your life, finding a professional photographer is so important. You want someone who is experienced, and knows what they are doing. Proper lighting, posing and post-processing are all extremely important in achieving the images you will cherish and look back on for a lifetime.
When choosing your newborn photographer, some things to ask and take into consideration are: How long have they been photographing newborns, and/or approximately how many babies have they photographed? Do the babies in their images look safe, comfortable and content? Have they taken any posing/baby safety workshops? Not only will this person be photographing your new baby, but he or she will also essentially be your baby’s caregiver during your session – posing, soothing, snuggling, sometimes feeding, and handling one of the most important, fragile people in your life.
Investment is also worth mentioning. Custom photography is a luxury, and more involved in time and money than a retail chain photo studio session. Price is an important factor, of course – but try not to make it the ONLY one. Like the old saying goes, “You get what you pay for.”. This definitely holds true in the world of photography! These images will become part of your family history for generations. Choose a photographer who will provide you with stunning images that you just can’t live without!