Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Photog. Session: {Newborn} + What I have learned

This handsome little fellow was 17 days old and weighed just over 5lbs. Due to hurricane Irene and other circumstances we had to postpone his photo shoot a week later than scheduled. Little guy did not want to go to sleep for the first hour. He was very curious about what was going on :) But we made it work and ended up with a couple cute pictures!





What I've learned about newborn sessions...
  • They are MUCH harder than they appear! You really have to be patient and work on their terms. 
  • Make sure they are fully asleep before beginning to pose them (which is a skill all in itself!) 
  • You must have good light or skin tones will be a lot harder to post process. 
  • They are little mess makers! Be prepared with mattress covers under blankets and keep burp cloths in hands distance.
  • Keep the room very warm.
  • Have a plan with realistic expectations. 
  • Don't forget the little details.. fingers, toes, lips, etc.
Being this was only my third newborn session I still have a lot to learn and a lot experience to gain. Lucky me, I will have a little model soon to practice daily with :)

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And thank you for all your support and encouragement on my last post! I appreciate them all!


Jessica said...

LOVE that first photo! Newborn photos just make my heart melt. :)

Mandy@ a sorta fairytale said...

What a little cutie he is!! And yes, newborn sessions are tough!! I actually choose not to do them anymore (unless it's for a personal friend) because I am just not patient enough. Ha ha.

m&msmommy said...

SO precious!!! I really regret never having newborn (professional) pics done of either Manuel or Mia :(

You look absolutely precious!!! I'm sorry that things didn't go well for you earlier in the week, but I pray things have gotten better! :)

Not too much longer until you meet your sweet baby girl....SO exciting! :)

Jessie Szmanda said...

ADORABLE! and They are SO hard to do!

Ms. J said...

So cute!! Pretty soon that will be your little girl!

Anonymous said...

Awwww. So precious. Love these.

Kathy said...

Visiting from Click It Up A Notch. Absolutely adore that second to last shot...those precious little toes.


em said...

Oh my he is such a cutie! I couldn't imagine how much patience it would take to do a newborn session. props to you!

Emily said...

Amazing shots! They are all so beautiful and you learned so much about shooting newborns. Thank you for sharing!

Tara said...

these turned out great! I hear ya on newborn sessions! ALL THE WAY! :)

Amber said...

The 4th one is my favorite. So soft and delicate

Kat said...

LOVE the advice. Do you bring your own blankets, etc for the photos? Or do you ask the parents to provide them?

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