Recently I've been trying to re-invigorate my baby & infant photography skills. As a dedicated Wedding photographer and full time designer, it makes zoning in on other areas quite hard. That why modeling shoots with little guys like these are so important to keep ones talent fresh. Many thanks go out to AK and Brittany for their incredible help with this shoot, and for allowing Baby Vicktor to pose as a Newborn Photography model. We had quite some fun gettting these photos.
My backdrop technique is unique when it come to photographing your newborn or infant. Throw in a little masking tape and decorative wrapping paper, and "viola" you've got a nice backdrop that tiny accidents won't make a mess of. The chances of anyone ever duplicating that backdrop are slim, which means your baby has something unique in their photo. Using either a boppie or bean bag I position the baby in multiple poses comfortabley. This makes it easy to change the backdroup out or throw your favorite blanket in for fun.
I think it's important to always make sure baby in comfortable, which is why two hours are dedicated to the shoot. That way breaks can be taken for feeding, catnaps, and re-establishing fun. It keeps baby, as well as mommy & daddy relaxed, and able to enjoy the experience. You would never know that during this newborn photography session I had a German Sheperd stuck to my side the entire time, gracefully protecting his charge. You might also be unaware that the backdrop was taped to the back of a couch, and that there was no nautral lighting to be had. Having a Newborn or Infant Photography session is as simple, as a phone call. We take care of the rest.