After the baby is born, you`ll be very busy adjusting to your new role as parents and may not have time to look for a photographer. Therefore, it is very helpful to make the arrangements prior to the due date. When you contact the photographer, he or she will need to know your due date to plan their schedule. As soon as the baby is born, you should let the photographer know and plan the day for the shoot, preferably the next week. Newborn photographers often do maternity pictures as well, which is a great way to remember this special time, and also to get to know the photographer. After all, you are letting this person into your home and around your baby, you really need to be comfortable around them!