I thought it would be nice to quickly go over my method for a studio newborn photo session. You see, getting prepared for a session takes some time and co-ordination. I begin by prepping all my soft and textured fabrics. Every piece I use is freshly washed and carefully positioned to avoid wrinkles.
I make sure i’m in the studio about two hours early to heat the space up to a comfortable temperature for a naked baby to relax in. I then put aside the newest fabrics purchased just for the baby and visualize the angles and compositions that best work with either my studio lights and/or natural light.
I’ll take a couple of test shots with the brown bear as a baby double while I check my white balance and equipment. Finally I’ll turn on some music that I hope baby and family will enjoy.
My families are already prepped on what to expect during their newborn session so they can just sit back and relax. In this case, the cutest of big brothers came for the beginning and was super happy to be photographed with his new baby sister. Then him and dad went to shop at the nearby Cabella’s. I hope they had some of Cabella’s hot nuts and enjoyed looking at all the taxidermied animals. Did you know we have two Cabella’s in Edmonton? The newest one is just off of Manning Freeway close to the Henday, which is less than three minutes from my studio!
Mom seemed more than happy to have a chat with my while I soothed, gently posed and wrapped her beautiful baby girl. It has been over three years since I had photographed big brother so it was nice to catch up. The funny thing is that the driftwood wreath I photographed him in years ago is now hanging on my hallway wall.