Newborn Baby Photography
I am so happy, thrilled actually, to be on the blog this week! Thank you for having me.
I am Tracy Sweeney, child/family photographer and owner of Elan Studio in Bristol, Rhode Island. I want to share with you my approach to newborn photography, specifically how I style newborns using various textures to craft natural, sweet, and emotional images. I will teach you how to create multiple images within the same set to maintain efficiency while crafting creative images guaranteed to impress your clients and fans.
I do this specifically through my ONE SET, MANY IMAGES approach. This begins with preparing one full set.
FULL BODY/FULL SET
Position baby comfortably in full set. Layer natural textures, soft fabrics to create interest and contrast. Wrap or swaddle baby to keep limbs close to body. Use extra swaddling blankets underneath layers to help position baby, lift head, support arms/legs etc. so that baby is comfortable and his/her body rests peacefully.
Using the same set/position, photograph baby from a side angle, focusing on a slight downward profile image. Keep eye closest to you in focus and shoot with a large aperture to soften features.
Use a Macro lens to focus on baby’s bitty features.
Continue to focus on additional features within the pose. Consider alternative angles and closeups.(more…)