Hi ladies! I am new to the photography board. I have a predicament. My photographer is not able to schedule my LO's "6 month" photos until Oct. 7th at which time he will be 7 and 1/2 months old...hmmm? They were supposed to be today and I had a lightbulb go off at about 2 am last night that said "take them yourself!". It won't be a problem with our photo package b/c we paid for 3 sessions from birth to 1 year so I'll just do our 9 month/family photos with her in Nov. But........I don't know if I know what I am doing. I have a Canon SLR, Rebel XT I think. Can any of you give me a crash course on the best way to do these, timing, shot ideas? I would sooooo greatly appreciate it! I plan to do most of them outside. One set I think I am going to do "topless" in a big galvanized bucket that I have. Other than that, I don't have any ideas.
I think the easiest way to find poses is to look on flickr. I did a shoot with my little man at 6 months and I just had him in the grass. He was rocking on all fours and grinning, and it's still one of my fav shots of him to date. I would suggest manual and using natural light.
yes use natural light if you can. make sure your background isn't too busy either. if you are in full sun you could try to find a shady area, like under a tree or something. I would also browse flickr for ideas. That's what I always do.