Newborn Photography Session
I had my youngest model in my studio today. It was a photo session with just 9 month old Eva. I usually take pictures of older babies and kids so this one was a new challenge for me. I loved it! I almost forgot how little and cute the babies are!
Studio and Camera Set-Up
I already had all I need for the photo session. The most important was the bean bag that I made myself. I had a couple of blankets ready. I used two light set up – AB800 and AB400.
I used my Canon 6D camera with 50mm 1.4 lens. The most of the time I shoot TV125, F(4-5.6). The lights were not full powered. I always check with my Instagram and adjust how it goes.
I used the white paper to adjust my white balance.
I use Pinterest to prepare for all my session. I always spend too much time on it :-) Even when it usually turns differently it is good to be prepared and have some ideas about posing. During the session I improvise and when I am running out of ideas I look at my Pinterest.
The biggest challenge is the time. I didn’t even realize all my ideas and two hours were gone!
Yee,I thought it might be quick. Baby is asleep, I do a couple poses with the baby and with the family together and here we go. Oh no, no, no. It took us a half of the time to soothe the baby to sleep. I didn’t use all the blankets as I wanted because I was afraid that baby will wake up again. It was difficult to pose her as I wanted without interrupting her sleep. Even when I had to improvise a lot, it turned out really well! I didn’t get plenty good pictures but I certainly have some great ones!
I ended up taking pictures just of the baby and spent the last 15 minutes taking pictures of mom with the baby and one picture of the whole family.
The other big part is editing. I use Photoshop for all my edits. I don’t want to spend too much time with it so I use some basic editing in Camera raw (temperature, exposure, blacks, contrast). Then I run ready Actions and finish with contrast and sharpening.
I don’t like using too many props because I love simplicity and baby’s face tells the most :-). The only thing I would change is to have more time.
It was an amazing experience and I had really wonderful time!