I’ve been thinking about our clients who were booked in for Newborn photoshoots which have had to be put on the long finger due to Covid-19. I know it might seem trivial to you or me but to those who are becoming parents for the first time (or even the second or more…!) This is still a momentous occasion. It is a one time only event in all their lives and it possibly feels sad that you aren’t able to document it in the way you had hoped. SO! In light of this…I have put together a little DIY Tips & Tricks list to help you capture something special of these early days. You might just be surprised at how just a few little things can make a BIG difference to the images you capture.
Please pass this along to anyone you know who is expecting in the next while and make sure to tag us in any photos you take using our Newborn Photography DIY!
🌟Light – this is the magic behind every great photo! One simple window is all you need, keep away from direct sun light as this will be too harsh on you. You’ll learn that we photographers LOVE a cloudy day….! And perhaps the biggest tip of all – turn off all other indoor lighting. Stick with just the one light source to help keep your colour balanced and your pictures looking natural.
🌟Self-timer – Get in the frame!! Yes I KNOW you feel like crap, I KNOW you probably haven’t even looked at your makeup since the birth and as for how you feel about your tummy right now….but PLEASE, take pictures of yourself holding your baby. Even if you are feeling low, perhaps especially if you are feeling low. There will come a day when the fog lifts and you will be glad you did. This leads us on nicely to the next tip!
🌟Connection – this is what makes a photo help you FEEL something. Pay attention to what your hands are doing in the photo- make sure any hands that are visible are touching or holding something else in the image! Look at each other (remember you made this baby together!) – don’t look at the camera!
🌟Details – little feet, fingernails, rose-bud mouth and ears. The soft downy hair on the back of their shoulders. The size of their head in your hands. These are all the little things we forget and that take us by surprise when we are reminded of them.
I hope you enjoy these tips and tricks! We would love to see the results – send them on to us and tag us in any you post so we will be sure to see them.
And above all, take care and stay well. XXX