A good friend at work's daughter is going to have a baby girl soon (she's not quite 37 weeks). I'm friends with her daughter on FB - we've hung out a few times at work functions where my friend brought her daughter along. I took a deep breath and asked my friend's daughter if I could take pics of her daughter right after she's born, and she not only responded with a "yes," but she's really excited!
So, here's my questions. First, I don't have a *nice* lens - just my kit lens. Do you think I can get some decent pics of a newborn with a kit lens that is only 3.5 when wide open?
Also, I don't own a bean bag and don't want to spend the $ on one right now (each of my kids are getting one for Christmas from my parents). Any ideas on what I could do instead? I'm thinking of piling a bunch of blankets in a mound and then draping one nicer one on top and bringing it up behind and clamping it to two tall chairs as a background.
And, finally, I'm going to use all natural light - would you say that morning would be the best time, or would late afternoon/evening be better?
I'm going to spend all my time between now and then scouring ILP for newborn shoots/poses!