Looking for some fresh ideas for your up and coming newborn photo shoot? Here are some behind-the-scenes insight on these great Newborn Photo Shoots.
-Using window light and a reflector
What you need:
- Wood Backdrop [Like this Toasted Barnwood]
- Baby Poser – [Like our Oversized Baby Poser]
- Layering Blankets [great way to use all those colors of Cozy Throws!]
- Textured Blanket [our favorite is the Pom Pom Throw]
- Vintage Camera [or substitute with another prop]
- North-Facing Window
To create this look, hang your wood backdrop, and position your baby poser. Use the picture to help you decide how close you’ll want these to the window. You’ll want your reflector to be on the opposite side of the window, but not directly. Keep it at a slight angle so that the light reflection isn’t as severe. Next, place some cozy throws over the poser. You can use just one, but a few adds extra comfort. To create this earthy look, pick a textured blanket that has multiple warm colors that compliment the wood grain.
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-Using a soft box; blanket clipped onto backdrop stand and draped over bean bag
What you need:
- Baby Poser
- Layering Blankets [Use your collection of Cozy Throws!]
- Oatmeal Cozy Throw
- Soft Box
- Reflector [not shown, but highly recommended]
To achieve this classic look, clip a beautiful throw to your backdrop holder, and then spread it over a large Baby Poser. Place your Soft Box on the side you want to the light to fall from and a small reflector on the opposite side. (Like mentioned above, don’t put it directly across, but rather at an angle). Position the newborn near the center of the baby poser. When taking these types of photos, you’ll want to have a shallow depth of field so that all the focus will be on the newborn. Now you’re ready to take the perfect shot!
For both of these shots, you’ll want to keep the surroundings warm because the newborns are not wrapped up. You can do this by using a space heater (seen in the first photograph) or by having some heating pads on hand that you use to warm some blankets. Keep the newborns wrapped up until right before you go to take your shots.
Also having white noise in the room helps soothe the baby and keeps them asleep! A womb bear works great!