You DESERVE to have all of the options in regards to having your portraits done. Ask the right questions!
1. Ask the photographer if they specialize in the genre you are interested in. This is especially important for newborn portraits. A photographer that shoots everything: weddings, pets, families, commercial, etc may or may not have all the knowledge and skills to properly create posed newborn images.
2. When viewing images of a photographer--ask yourself: could I or someone I know do these? How is the posing? Are the images unique and special? Does their skin look soft and delicate? How are the images being shot? Will you get a variety of angles? Are babies being posed in safe props with a spotter?
3. When discussing investment and product options-- The cheapest option is not always the best option.
--Why is the photographer charging so little? Are they fully enhancing and editing your images? Are they a legal business and insured? Are they spending the necessary time meeting with you before the session and after the session? Do they have expansive prop and backdrop options? Have they invested in lighting courses and the best camera lenses/equipment?
--Does the photographer offer more than just digitals? I know owning all of the digitals seems like the new trend, but what are you really going to do with them? And, unforuntately, you don't have access to quality print labs that guarantee accurate colors and products that are going to be around for a lifetime.
Will your photographer also help design your images into a beautiful wall design or album? There are so many more options out there than just digitals. You DESERVE the best art products for your new little one.