an old coworker just had a boy and i asked if i could photograph him just because i've always wanted to play with a newborn. this is completely free and for my enjoyment/practice. so i have known this for months, but it's just now really hitting me since tomorrow is the big day, and i find myself unsure of a few things...
1. when taking pics of mom and baby...i'm thinking side profile with mom looking down at baby in her arms held out in front of her....which side do i want my lighting to face (ie-natural window light and speedlight bounced if needed)? do i want the light to fall on baby's face coming from behind mom or vice versa?
2. if i don't have a beanbag to work with for posing, what's my next best option? mom has a boppy pillow, but will baby fall down in the opening?
3. this seems really duh to me, but like i said i am suddenly finding myself nervous....if baby is sleeping (hopefully) is it still best to aim for between the eyes for focus?
if you have any other tips or suggestions to pass along i am all ears. TIA!!