Newborn photography wraps can be intimidating. There are many ways to wrap the little ones, learn how to do 8 of them with these simple how-to’s. With these newborn photography tips you’ll be sure to get the right style for the perfect shot.
[Pictured: Serenity Wrap Set]
1. The Simple Tuck
One of the simpler wrapping methods is this simple tuck. Once the baby is positioned on the cushion, you place the wrap over the baby and tuck.
Check out this short video on a quick basic wrap shown by Stephanie Krupicka Photography and Meshelle Photography from Lullaby Baby Workshops.
2. Wrap Draping
Even simpler than the wrap tuck, is just draping the wrap beautifully over the newborn. Position the baby comfortably on a beautiful fabric, like this Chenille Throw and then drape a contrasting wrap elegantly over the newborn. When doing this you should pay attention to the way you are the laying fabric, since the lines of the wrap will directly influence the look of your photo. Angle the wrap in a way that won’t cut the composition of the photo.
3. The basic wrap with a bit of draping.
Follow the same steps as shown in the first Basic Newborn Wrap video but leave some excess fabric to have flow on the back. You can either leave the little feet sticking out, or tucked in safely in the wrap.
Swaddling is a popular pose for advanced newborn photographers. While it can be tricky, if it’s done right it can lead to some adorable, timeless shots.
Important to Note: rigid swaddling could pose a risk to the newborn, so while using the newborn wraps, keep in mind that the baby should be able to move his arms and legs freely. Do pay attention to the room temperature to avoid the risk of overheating.
Watch this video by Ana Brandt at Creative Live below to see the basic technique for swaddling.
5. Using alternative Fabrics or Swags, as wraps.
The first thing you need to keep in mind while using fabrics and swags as wraps is that you must choose quality fabrics. Choose ones that are light and flexible. These won’t make the little ones uncomfortable, while keeping them in place.
6. Dual Wraps at Once
Double the fun with two wraps. Simply roll two wraps (featuring complimentary colors) together and then leave some loose ends to drape over the babies bottom. Super simple and a fun twist (pun intended) to your photographs!
7. The Twisted Wrap
To create the twisted wrap similar to the one featured in the top picture of our title photo watch this great video by Ana Brandt:
8. The Nested Wrap
To create the knotted effect used in the picture, use some cheesecloth, and when placing it down leave a loose end that you can drape on one side of the child. Then, tie a knot on one side, mid-way through wrapping and bam, you’ve got it! Check out this fantastic video by Kelly Brown to get the basic wrapping technique.
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