MOM!! Don't Try This at Home

May 07, 2013, 18:15 ET from

SEATTLE, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - With Mother's Day just around the corner, North America's Top Newborn Celebrity Photographers Keri Meyers & Jennifer Blakeley are encouraging new Moms everywhere to hire a professional Newborn Photographer.  The duo have launched a new website to help connect new parents with qualified professional newborn photographers.


"With the low cost of SLR cameras, more and more amateur photographers are starting their own home-based photography businesses; however, what's alarming is the number of these photographers who haven't been formally trained or mentored in newborn photography," said Jennifer Blakeley, who recently launched, a website dedicated to helping new parents find the industries top photographers with her business partner Keri Meyers. allows professionally trained newborn photographers to sign up for an account, and the site's search function allows new parents to easily view and find a reputable newborn photographer in their area. The best time to book a newborn photographer is while you're still pregnant.

"In the current economy and with the easy availability of advanced cameras, a lot of new parents are looking to take their own pictures of their newborn baby.  Although we always recommend you hire a professional newborn photographer, we have developed some tips for those looking to handle the photo shoot independently, but most importantly, safely," said Keri Meyers.

Keri & Jen's Top Do-It Yourself 5 Newborn Photography tips are as follows:

1) Babies can be "jumpy", so have someone within arm's reach of baby at all times.

2) Turn off your camera's flash and use a large window with indirect sunlight.

3) Make sure the room is very warm. Use a space heater if needed, but avoid having heat directly on the baby.

4) Use white noise (i.e. hair dryer, vacuum cleaner, or iPhone app).

5) Keep it simple - dress the baby in a neutral sleeper or diaper cover.

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About Keri Meyers & Jennifer Blakeley

Keri Meyers & Jennifer Blakeley are considered North America's top celebrity newborn photographers in the business.

The duo has photographed Ian Ziering of Beverly Hills 90210 fame and his wife Erin and their newborn baby Penna, Brian Austin Green & Megan Fox and baby Noah, Donald Trump Jr., Vanessa Trump and their newborn baby Spencer and Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg, his wife and their newborn daughter Adeline, to name just a few.