I started newborn photography gradually. I wasn’t able to commit to the baby in buckets or crochet animal outfits or things of that nature because I felt it would look tacky and date over time. I loved shooting maternity sessions but would refer out the newborn sessions because of fear of not fitting in to the current “newborn” style. I knew I was missing out on those sweet newborn sessions and love babies, so I had to figure out a way to simplify the sessions and make them more “me”.
The natural and timeless white style came to mind to bring focus back to the only thing that is important, the sweet little newborn. Over the years, I’ve been able to perfect this simple and natural style and workflow that keeps my sessions consistent and creates a wonderful experience for clients.
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In the beginning, posing was hard! I was trying to be like all the other newborn photographers I saw by doing froggy or baby in bucket, and I was terrible at it (and to be honest, it didn’t feel natural or comfortable for the baby). Once I realized, every baby is perfect in their own way and started a more natural and timeless baby posing workflow, it changed my style forever.
Simple and minimalistic posing makes babies feel safe and comforted in each pose. Also, this meant no more spending 3-4 hours posing baby, doing composite work, etc. By posing simply, my session time is cut in half or more and by striving for a perfect SOOC (straight out of camera) image saves hours of post production work.
My three favorite poses for babies are the swaddled baby, in a full swaddle wrap. I typically start out with this one as it keeps the baby warm, cozy, and helps settle the baby if they’re awake or fussy. From here, I can grab a bunch of images without moving or disturbing the baby much at all.
Then, I transition to the bum up pose. Many babies love tummy time on mom or dad’s chest. This is the same “pose”. I love this pose because it feels so natural for the baby and really shows off their cheeks and rolls.
My third favorite pose is the back laying lazy pose. This pose just feels so relaxed and I love adding the texture of the wrap for some visual interest while still keeping it simple. In this pose, I’m also able to get different crops and variations.
If you’re like me and love minimalism, simplicity and newborn photography, but don’t know where to start, I understand! It can all feel overwhelming. What do I need? What do I look for? How do I pose the baby? How do I work with newborns and families or siblings? I will walk you through everything you need to know about natural light newborn photography from posing to lighting and camera angles, camera settings and so much more. This course is designed to jumpstart your journey and give you the confidence and tools to create images that your clients will love and that you’ll be proud of.
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