This past weekend I had the privilege to photograph my niece Agnes Mae. I am so thankful that her mom and dad entrusted me to capture these moments. This was my second attempt at newborn photography. All things considered I think they turned out well, but I definitely learned a few things and have a long way to go if I were to focus on newborn photography. My first attempt at newborn photography was with our second son Luke. Sarah (my wife) and I were not very concerned with how much time it took, but let me tell you timing is crucial! Here are a few more things I learned this time around:
+ Be prepared with props (blankets, pillows, bean bag, hats, clothing, etc)
+ Pay attention to the lighting (time of day, side of house, windows, external flash)
+ Pre-planning the poses and when you do particular poses matters
+ Make sure it is quiet and warm for baby
If you have attempted newborn photography and especially if you do it professionally I would love your feedback in the comment section. What have you found to be helpful in newborn shoots? Do you notice any “opportunities for growth” in my images? Technically? Compositionally? Also, I’d love to hear from anyone which image is your favorite!