Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sophia's newborn photos

Back when Sophia was just one week old, I decided to try my hand at getting some posed newborn photos of her.  This is one of those areas of photography where I've always had a healthy respect for the pros who really know what they're doing -- like Amy Ro or Amber of Little Moon Photography.  I know so much goes into getting a beautiful newborn shot, and I had no delusions as to my own skills -- I'd never tried taking newborn photos before!  But I knew some of the theory (aim for the 7-10 days old window, make sure the baby is well-fed and sleepy, keep the room super warm, have white noise running, be very patient and slow in trying out poses, and never ever actually put a baby in this kind of pose since it's actually done as a composite in Photoshop), so I figured I'd give it a go.

And yeah.  My already-high respect for newborn photographers went way, way up.

I tried taking some photos of Sophia on my own when she was 10 days old.  And then I had some photographer friends over for a fun morning of hanging out and trying out different blanket and beanbag configurations when Sophia was 12 days old.  I got some cute photos on both days, but that's just because little Sophia looks adorable no matter what.  :)  It's hard to get a baby to fully cooperate with your artistic vision!  ;)  And Sophia showed her displeasure with one of the blankets by, um, pooping all over it...

Next time around, I'm going to seriously consider hiring a pro to handle these photos.

But look at Sophia in all her newborn adorableness!

Headband by Amy of Happy Gnome Headbands

Viewed through my mommy goggles, I think these are pretty perfect.  :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They are perfect and she is perfect!!