CREATE YOUR OWN BABY SHOOT AT HOME
Sometimes it isn't possible to get to a photographer or to have one come to you. When you have a new baby you will want to remember it all, cute little feet and hands, button noses and all the beautiful details of your little bundle. Today I'm going to share some really easy but stunning pictures you can take of your baby at home. The easiest pictures to start of with are the little details. These are all the little things you will want to remember about your baby when they were tiny! The little hands and feet, eyelashes, lips, button noses, hair, ears. These are really simple to take, its all about how you light them and getting your baby settled first. So, you want to start off with your baby well settled, and ideally asleep probably after a feed. A bed with a good window and light on one side is a good place to carefully position your baby. A simple background like a white/cream bedspread or a chunky knit blanket behind works best, or you can get all these images while keeing your baby in arms. Its best to have a partner to help you do this so they can keep an eye on baby while one of you takes the pictures. Keep it simple, there is no need to pose your baby, just dressed in a nice grow or ourfit and wrapped in a warm blanket and peacefully sleeping you will be able to capture these images with ease.
Have fun with these, and get creative have a play around with filters and props like teddies etc! And I'd love to see how you got on so do share your results over in my facebook page!
Please note this is only suitable for newborn babies or young babies who are fast asleep.
Images of baby hands are always gorgeous, whether you are holding them or they have them curled up next to their face or chest its beautiful to capture this. Your baby has a grip reflex and will naturally curl their fingers around yours or around a little stuffed animal.
simple sleeping shot
Backlit shots are so gorgeous and timeless in black and white.
The way to go about this one is to place baby securely in the centre of a bed that has a good source of light on one side. You can take pictures from the shadow side of baby's face and with baby facing towards the light.
If you have a soft knit scarf or blanket, simply wrap this around babys feet and gently position them and take a few shots until you get one that looks good.
Or simply hold babys feet in your hands and get someone to take the image for you.
If baby is awake this will be hard but if they are asleep they shouldn't move around too much!
Any detail you can capture of your little one are precious, you will always love looking back at. They don't stay little for long so its lovely to remember their delicate little features, long eyelashes, and button noses, and hair., crinkly skin, the list goes on, capture as much as you can!
Don't forget its important to get a picture of yourself and your partner with your baby. So work together and take turns with this one! Find a good window to stand in front of and make sure you remove anything distracting in the background. Bedrooms usually work best for this one. Baby in a simple outfit/wrap/vest is perfect. Snuggle baby in close and take a few pictures, kissing him on the head, or just cuddling and see what works best.