David & Sue Doyle are the latest members of the Master Photographer’s Association (MPA) to be awarded their exclusive “Newborn Certification” status in Luton.
Newborn baby photography is incredibly popular, but, without the correct procedures in place, is fraught with potential problems that could cause serious harm to such precious subjects
MPA Newborn Certification is awarded to photographers who operate using an extra “layer” of safety measures specifically aimed at photographing newborns.
By submitting a comprehensive document detailing all of their newborn photography safety practices and systems, David & Sue Doyle have now joined an elite group of professional photographers worldwide who have been assessed by the MPA.
The Certification process analyses health and safety information and covers areas such as maintaining a suitable temperature for the newborn, sanitisation of props and equipment, and looking for telltale signs that a newborn is in distress.
The MPA is the premier qualifying body for professional photographers in the UK and introduced the Newborn Certification scheme to protect the public against rogue photographers who operate without insurance or health and safety measures. Paul Cooper, MPA director of qualifications said “It’s difficult for the public to know if they are booking a professional to capture images of their new baby as anyone can buy a camera and trade as a photographer. By looking for the “Newborn Certified” logo, and checking with the MPA, we’re aiming to provide a level of reassurance that hasn’t existed before. By achieving Newborn Certification, David & Sue Doyle have shown that they operate their business with the welfare of the baby as their primary concern”.