Ahhh newborns…I love them and everything they represent. Last week I posted Part 1 of the Tips for a beautiful newborn session series, you can click here to read, and I promised that I would post more. So let’s get started:
- LET THERE BE LIGHT. Lighting is everything and to a natural light photographer of newborns, window light is key. Tell your photographer where the lighting is best in your home, or show them! I have clients text me pictures from their iphones of places in their home where they think the lighting is best. I love that! All of our newborns sessions right now take place at our client’s home. They prefer it that way. However, being a natural light photographer it is essential to me that the area is well lit by a large, and I mean large, window.
- NATURE IS YOUR FRIEND. Consider having part of your newborn session at your favorite park. We live in South Florida, and the weather is beautiful most of the time, so I usually encourage parents to hold part of their session at a park. It doesn’t take long for me to capture beautiful images of you snuggling with your new baby.
- THE HEAT IS ON. Newborns like feeling warm, so we recommend that our clients warm up their home prior to our arrival. I usually carry a space heater with me for this very reason. I concentrate on the human connection; how mom and dad bond with her baby and how all of you connect as a new family. I also, however, like to take close-ups of these sweet little ones. Because I want you to remember every little detail: the shape of his toes, the wrinkles in his skin, and the soft baby curl. It is during these close-ups of the baby that we need the room warm, as for the most part they are either in the buff or in a light romper.
As you can imagine there are many more tips to share…make sure you visit us next Friday. Have a great weekend!