WHY HIRE A PROFESSIONAL?
I doubt anyone with a true interest in photography would ever intentionally hurt a baby, however it is possible that an honest mistake could happen, and no parent want’s this to happen to their baby. Safety always comes first!
It may be possible to prop a baby up in a position where they can balance their own head in their hands for a few minutes, or put them into some amazing poses, but the question is “Why would you risk the safety of your child?” All those set-ups you see can be easily and safely be achieved by the use of photo composites and cloning with no risk to your newborn baby.
This is more work in the post production process for me when I edit the images, (sometimes combining up to three different images), but it is safe, and the safety of your newborn is the number one priority.
For the safety of your little one, consider paying the extra to ensure that not only will you get top quality imagery, but most importantly you have peace of mind that the safety of your child is your photographers number one priority!