San Diego Baby Photographer – How to get studio portraits without a studio!
You don’t need a fancy studio to get great first steps for baby photos. Meet Mr. T. We just did his newborn pictures a blink ago, and he returned to me for his Baby’s 1st Year series of photos! I get to document Mr. T’s first steps in his first year of life. Holding his head up, sitting up, and standing/walking. I love when clients book the 1st year plan. And hey, isn’t it better to have the photographer come to you, than have to cart everything, baby included, to the mall?
I think, yes. 😉
In this series of images, I placed a big white blanket (that I always carry with me to sessions) on Mom and Dad’s bed. I then placed some pillows under the blanket, so I could easily prop up the baby. The window light was to the left of the baby’s face, and luckily, Mom and Dad had a big mirror on the other side that reflected some light. If there isn’t a mirror, a white sheet, or white poster board would also work well to balance out the light on the face. I also attached the blanket up on the headboard so I wouldn’t have any distracting elements behind the baby. That’s about it.
Safety Disclosure – Mom never left baby’s side. And her hand was always near baby, because the likelihood of him rolling over was far greater at this age. Please keep your babies safe! 🙂
I knew that I would need to smooth out the blanket in photoshop, but it does help to get as many wrinkles out before you photograph. Luckily, this little guy was in good spirits for most of the session. These Baby’s 1st Year sessions are only 15-20 minutes long, which is just enough to get a great series, but not too long to wear out baby. He did have a couple of outfit changes, but I wanted to share my favorite with you today.
Isn’t he yummy with those big eyes, and that beret?Pin It