Take a look…
You may have read my behind the scenes maternity blog I wrote back in February, featuring my sister. I had the pleasure of photographing her baby recently, so thought I’d give you another behind the scenes look, this time featuring a gorgeous newborn baby girl.
As usual, I set up the studio with the appropriate lights, props etc. Since this is a newborn shoot, it requires a lot of additional preparation to ensure the safety and comfort of the baby. You can find more detailed information on the safety side of the setup on my blog ‘Newborn Photographer Safety‘. Once the studio is at the required temperature and all safety precautions had been met, it is time for the session to begin.
Once the baby has been fed, changed and settled I will start to position them. Notice my phone in the video – I normally have white noise playing throughout the session as it helps to settle the baby. I will go through various poses using different blankets, headbands etc, then move onto props and family photos depending on the clients’ preferences. Safety is paramount at all times – making sure baby is posed safely with no risk, warm enough, hands/feet not losing circulation from the poses.
The session will normally take 2-3 hours which allows plenty of time for feeding and settling the baby. Once it is over, I then begin the process of selecting and editing the very best images for my clients.
Here’s a look at what goes on!