I finally created a new blog post! All it required was a trip to Del Rio, Texas to visit and photograph my brand new niece, Molly. Well, she is about 6 weeks old and still cute as a button.
When photographing babies you usually want them as new as possible. I understand some photographers won’t photograph them after 2 weeks old. I guess they are more malleable and posable and you usually will photograph them while sleeping.
So I brought my camera gear and my lighting to photograph baby Molly. We photographed her in the morning right after she ate breakfast. We used a few different outfits and her parents had a perfect shag rug that worked great for the baby photographs. I honestly think photographs of the baby with the parents are more honest and relatable. Some of these baby poses, although cute, are a bit impossible to create or to believe. The photograph of a mother and her child though are more memorable, in my opinion.
In addition to the poses you want close up photographs of the feet and the hands. Babies are only this size once and so the tiny feet and hands need to be memorialized and blown up huge, lol.
And of course, there were some baby tears shed during the photo shoot. She would cry during the outfit changes, and times she would cry when not being held. But some cooing and funny faces later we were able to get some great looks and even a few smiles.
I am certainly grateful for my niece and her parents. I am glad I was able to make it out to Texas… despite the heat. It is about 104º right now! Ack!
And sure natural light works for baby photography but I can create even better photographs with my portable lighting kit. My style of photography usually will have some softbox lighting added to the scene to make everything look amazing and nicely lit.
Here is one of my favorite photographs. Jonathan was playing with Molly and trying to get her happy again after one of her cry sessions. I snapped a few shots of their play. Hooray for fathers!
Well, I am going to sign off for now. I have more photographs to blog and hopefully I will make more time to blog them. Be sure to check out my Facebook page and my Instagram page for more photographs.