My cousin had her baby earlier this week, and I went to visit them yesterday. I brought along a beanbag, some blankets, and my camera for some pictures It was the first time I actually tried taking newborn photos (besides the crappy ones I have of Carson when I only had my point and shoot LOL).
There wasn't much room in their tiny place, so I wasn't able to even try anything that wasn't on the bed and right next to the window. I will say, though, that it was a nice little transition into the world of newborn photography. I have an idea of what I would want for the next one.
So anyway, most of what I have is pretty close up. I see a lot wrong with them, myself, but would love your feedback as well. I've done both color and b&w on all of them. I like the b&w's best, probably because I forgot to turn off the light, and have a yellow cast on them. Whoops!
All natural light, and with my 50mm 1.4. Settings of all were 1/100 f/2.5 ISO 800
#1 (My favorite of the set)
My experience was fantastic with her. I really didn't think I would like photographing a newborn. I didn't think I would have enough patience for it. But my experience was quite the opposite. I really think I could get used to it. I now realize just how difficult some of those poses are! There was one in particular I would have loved to get, but I have no clue how people do it! (the one with the little butt up in the air) Anyway, I'd love to try out a newborn session again. I could really see myself loving it
You did a really nice job with these! Hard to believe it was your first newborn. My favs are #2 and #3. Such a little sweetheart!
Wife to Rich~ 8/16/03 Mom to Nathan~ 9/30/07
Wow, absolutely fantastic work, Steph! Amazing! First newborn and you totally rocked it.
Married Anthony April 2, 2005
Nora born Feb. 14th, 2007
Micah born Jan. 20, 2009
These are nice! Keep at it!
-El mommy to B & A
Just chug-chug-chugging along.
Wow, these are great! They don't look at all like they are your first newborn shoot. If it were my baby, I would be so happy with these.
TTC #3 since January, 2011
DH Trevor, married 08/2005
DS Aidan, 12/31/2006
DD Ainsley, 06/26/2010
Congrats to your cousin on the birth of her little one.
Your photos are wonderful you did a great job, I wouldn't have guessed it was your first time taking newborn photos.
* Amanda *
These are precious! #1 and #2 are my favorites.
I really like the brown blanket, too. It works so well with her skin tones and makes the photos even richer.
DS: Tyler 4/19/06