Is your favourite colour red? Red is the colour of love and adventure! What a great colour to use for your maternity portraits. Red is an emotional colour, it’s intense and draws attention. It can indicate strength and courage or passion and joy. Used creatively it is stunning and intriguing. If you love the thought of making a statement or looking for a dramatic style this is the colour for you.
The lady in Red
Songs have been written portraying the colour red as sexy and romantic. Who doesn’t love the song by Chris DeBurgh. “The lady in red” It’s perfect!
Many quotes contain the colour red “When in doubt wear red” by Bill Blass
Audrey Hepburn famously quoted “There is a shade of red for every woman”
Whether you choose to wear the colour red for your maternity photos, or use it as a backdrop. One thing is certain, it’s evocative and memorable for all the right reasons.
Maternity photos with a red backdrop
This is one of my favourite backdrops to use for maternity portraits. I don’t use it often and it’s not for everyone. Used well it is simply stunning. Best used for a few hero photos, it is undeniably a head turner! Moody lighting and a red back drop are truly best friends. Whether you’re a blonde, brunette, red haired or very dark this is a gorgeous backdrop to use.
A touch of Red
A favourite subject matter for all creative photographers. There is nothing quite like a beautiful photo with a touch of red! Red nail polish, lipstick or a single red rose creates romance. Often less is best and the use of red in an image can be very subtle and effective.
Baby soothing tips every parent should know before their newborn photography session. Are you feeling nervous your baby will cry during your newborn photos? Taking your newborn out for the first time can be nerve racking! As a first time parent there is so much to learn. Looking after a tiny baby is a daunting task. Will you be successful breast feeding? What if my baby won’t stop crying? These are all common questions, feeling anxious is normal. The good news is I have your back. Relax you have nothing to worry about I know many baby soothing tricks.
The truth about newborn photography
Becoming a new parent is one of the most amazing milestones in your life. Feel confident knowing when you visit the studio I will know how to soothe your baby. In fact unless your feeding your baby, I will have your baby in my arms. It’s my job to cuddle, relax and photograph your newborn baby. Feeling relieved? I have no expectations of you other than to make sure your baby is well feed. Having a milk drunk baby is the ultimate goal. However some things you might want to consider before your session are
Drink plenty of water if you’re breast feeding
Breast feeding Mother’s should avoid spicy foods and caffeine
Take time to self-care (try to be well rested and have a healthy breakfast) Babies will sense if you’re feeling anxious
Lastly and most importantly be kind to yourself. Remember as a new parent I have no expectations of you and neither should you.
How to calm a crying baby
My favourite tips for soothing a crying baby.
Assuming your baby has a full tummy and a dry nappy
Noise – babies love noise and are quite used to hearing different sounds in the womb. Back ground music, singing lullabies, humming or playing soothing sounds.
Swaddle your baby – try wrapping your baby comfortably so they feel secure. Using soft fabrics
Cuddle your baby in a slightly upright position
Gentle rock or sway with your baby in your arms
Try using a pacifier/dummy
Other Options if you’re baby isn’t too distressed
You could try a soothing bath or a calming massage
Baby soothing techniques will be varied
Just like us babies have their own unique personalities and some will respond quickly and others may take a little longer. Parenting isn’t always easy. It’s about taking it day by day. Reach out to other parents for company, support and advice. You are not alone. Remember it’s okay to feel tired and overwhelmed or tearful. This is a great link for postnatal care
Why spend a fortune on maternity dresses for a photo shoot? Would you love to look amazing for your maternity photos without wasting money on something you’ll only wear once? Becoming pregnant is one of the most amazing milestones in your life. Celebrate your journey to motherhood with beautiful photography. Looking for something very special to wear you’ll love? Worried what will fit? Wondering what looks good in photos? I have maternity dresses available in all sizes to suit any shape.
Dreamy Maternity dresses you’ll love
Bee Cherished Photography have the perfect look available in studio. Save yourself time, money and the stress of looking for maternity outfits for your photos. I have unique custom pieces that look stunning in photos. Whether you’re looking for full length, sheer lace or short and stylish. I have the style to suit. Having a love for pregnancy bellies has driven me to find the perfect dresses.
Advice on what to wear for your maternity photography
Your maternity photos should be a reflection of who you are and personality type. Whilst there’s nothing wrong with stepping out of your comfort zone to create your dream photos. You should feel comfortable and relaxed. Wearing your favourite colour tones is a great place to start. Add a touch of texture for interest. This could be pretty lace, flowers, fur or bling accessories. Are you wanting casual photos or after more formality? How comfortable are you showing skin? Are you conservative? Maybe you’re a romantic at heart and adore soft flowing fabrics. These are all great questions to consider.
Tips what not to wear for your maternity photos
When you look back on your maternity photos I want you to be proud. Photographs are memories that become more valuable with time. Your children will love to hear stories about your pregnancy and what you looked like. How did you feel? I have a favourite saying ” less is best” or “when in doubt leave it out” Timeless images are simplistic. The focus is all about you, not your clothing. For this reason I recommend
avoid logos and text on clothing
forget those bright loud colours and busy patterns
remember to remove your sunglasses, phones or other items from pockets and hair ties
Wrinkled clothes (it’s so worth spending 5 minutes to run an iron over your outfit)
mismatched outfits (this could be colour tones or casual verses formal)
bad socks or dirty feet (yes it’s a thing)
chipped nail polish
bad fake tans (you know those yellowy elbows and hands cannot be fixed)
Suggestions for men to wear for pregnancy photos
It’s important to remember the men during your maternity photography. I want them to feel comfortable and enjoy the experience. These memories are important to them as well. Often it’s the men who will be feeling on the outer and perhaps not as keen to be in front of a camera. I have maternity dresses available in different colours. If you love a particular outfit then choose a similar colour tone top for your partner to bring along.
Plain or solid tops or small patterns are great for button up shirts
You can’t go wrong with neutrals ( cream, grey, beige or khaki tones)
Long sleeve buttoned up shirts will suit a formal look
t-shirts and singlets will offer a more casual feel
Ideally a one light top and 2nd darker choice will give you more options to suit any backdrop
Please bring long pants rather than shorts if possible (jeans, chinos or dress pants)
Should I wear shoes?
Negotiating heels during pregnancy can be a challenge for some women. Most women I photograph have bare feet. You are very welcome to bring along shoes but it’s not necessary. If you are bare footed in your photos then your partner should be too. We want you to both wear shoes or no shoes. Your pregnancy photos should make sense and be comfortable for you to move around and pose comfortably and naturally.
How to choose the right outfit for my toddler to wear to maternity photography
This should be the easiest part of planning what to dress your family in. You’ll find so many affordable options available. Remember to keep things simple. Keep to similar colour tones for the entire family. Make sure the clothes you choose are comfortable and cover nappies if needed.
For little girls – tulle dresses look great with back lighting. Lace or fur for texture. Adding a flower for the hair can be cute
For little boys – jeans or cute chinos matched with soft muted tones, throw in a hat or suspenders for character.
Lace maternity dresses or looks available
My most requested look is white lace maternity dresses. Definitely very popular. This is also my favourite style. Simple, elegant and so timeless. Suits any pregnancy shape. Teamed with soft beautiful back lighting it is the most flattering to any skin type. And I have so many options available. Fully covered white lace maternity dresses or custom made lace options. Add a touch of bling and you have classy. Bring in beautiful flowers and romance is present. Used for implied nudes and your photos will be sexy. What ever your personality white lace offers variety. Fresh crisp whites team up with so many colours for your family or partner to wear. Blends with any colour backdrop and so versatile for different lighting.
What colour tones look great for maternity photos
Did you know the use of colour in photos can completely change the emotion? Colour is one of the most important factors and often not even a consideration. Colour tones create mood and emotion, warmth and coldness. Colours can draw attention to certain areas of a photo. Used well colour will hold a viewers attention. It is so important when creating drama. Whatever colour you love keep in mind colour harmony.
Things you must know about maternity dress colours
Dark clothing tends to make the body look more slender
Lighter colours and lighting uses well can also slim
Autumn tones represent warmth
Cooler colours are blues and greens
Red is the colour of passion
Pinks are often used for romantic and feminine
Whites portray purity, spirituality and goodness
Blue is associated with confidence, trust and wisdom
Grey is timeless, sophisticated and formal
The best fabrics for maternity dresses
As a photographer I look at fabrics differently. Textures can turn ordinary into extraordinary. When I choose fabrics to purchase for the studio I consider several things. Colour is not the only important factor for a great maternity dress. Weight is so important, fabrics should flatter your body and not add bulk. It needs to be comfortable and light so you can move freely. Sheer fabrics are stunning for back lighting. Natural fabric textures not only photograph well, they edit beautifully. Soft and silky drape romantically. Lace creates romance, sexiness or innocence. It is hands down my favourite. Shimmery fabrics add glamour and sophistication. Tea dyed cottons will add a touch of vintage.
When it comes to choosing the best maternity dresses the options are endless. Why not leave it to your photographer to help you decide what’s the right choice for you. I know maternity photography styling, lighting and colours so well. Trust me to create a maternity look you’ll love.
Just look at these cuddly newborn photos of little Mackenzie! Aww she made my heart melt. With the cutest little button nose and those adorable baby lips. I have a new appreciation how fortunate I am to be a newborn photographer. I missed having tiny babies in the studio.
My favourite newborn photos are simple and pure
Forget the frills and fuss simplicity wins every time. I love cuddly newborn photos! Soft muted neutral tones, cute poses and delicate lighting. Let’s make the focus all about your precious newborn baby. Babies are perfect they don’t need bright colours and busy props.
Yes I photograph babies at any age!
If you’ve missed out on newborn curly photos due to covid 19 restrictions don’t worry I love to photograph babies at any age. Older babies have a little more personality. They might be smiling and making cute chatty noises. Lets embrace your older baby and their milestones. Phone for a chat, I want to hear all about your child and what endearing personality traits they have. Dreamy baby photos are any age.
Cuddles, Kisses, Snuggles,
that is what baby girls are made of ..
Interesting population facts from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Did you know in Australia we have one birth every 1 minute and 44 seconds? And in 2018 the average age of Mothers was 31 and fathers 33. I wonder how things will change this year. Have you changed your plans? So many families will be holidaying in Queensland this year. Maybe even planning a baby for 2021? However your plans have changed I hope you’re excited and happy and healthy. If you have baby plans I look forward to hearing from you soon.
FAQ’s answered for newborn photography and covid 19 restrictions
How lucky are we living in Australia! Are you a new parent or about to become one? You might be feeling anxious about the prospect of having newborn photos. Should you and is it safe? Firstly I want you to know I understand your concerns and you are definitely not alone. The health, safety and comfort of your newborn is my priority! We are living in very different times at the moment and surrounded by uncertainty. Many restrictions for covid 19 can be confusing and you might be doubting the decision to book newborn photography.
In the interest of health and safety
Clean the studio between every session
Wash my hands and frequently use hand sanitiser during your session
All props and fabrics are washed or sanitised after each use
Reschedule if I am feeling unwell
Ask you to notify me if you or a family member is sick to re book your session with as much notice as possible
To be on the safe side I’ve introduced the following
I will now be wearing a mask while photographing your baby
Limiting the number of people visiting the studio, only immediate family members to attend newborn photography
All hair and makeup artist are fully vaccinated
Siblings are welcome please ring to discuss options
Only one session per 24 hours
Please remove your shoes before entry
Hand sanitiser is available near the front entrance and in the studio
Wipes and Glen 20 are also available in the studio for phones or personal items
Essential items only welcome in the studio
I’ve really missed having baby cuddles and I’m very excited to welcome you into the studio. Thank you for your understanding and co operation to ensure the safety of my family and your family. The very best information and guidance can be found by clicking on this link for QLD Heath You are most welcome to phone me any time to have a chat on 0412 996 891
I’m currently experiencing a huge increase in enquiries. Now taking bookings for July and August contact Tracy
Why I chose to become a boudoir maternity photographer? I fell in love with lighting with the purchase of my first studio lights. To me it’s the cream of the crop! Top of the line, learn to master the art of lighting and posing a nude woman and you’re winning. It’s the ultimate challenge in photography. Nude maternity is an art. Timeless emotive boudoir takes many different skills. Trusting a stranger to capture beautiful nude pregnancy portraits is huge. I love a challenge and I adore the creativity of lighting. Boudoir maternity photography is the ultimate timeless memory I’d love to create for you.
Trust me I’ve got this!
Why trust me? I know it’s not easy having photos. Did you know it’s my job to make you feel at ease and comfortable in front of the camera. I’m an experienced female photographer who is very caring and compassionate regarding any insecurities you may have. I promise you’ll enjoy visiting the studio and have fun. The time will disappear between arriving at the studio, having photos and leaving. I’ll be with you every step of the way. Gentle direction, beautiful lighting, careful angles and just a touch of editing. All essential elements for perfect maternity portraits and choosing an experienced boudoir maternity photographer.
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
What you need to bring to your boudoir maternity photography session
https://www.mdbrides.com.au/The ultimate timeless pregnancy photos are simple stunning classic nudes. Elegant lighting and beautiful shadows create emotion. Bring along your favourite lingerie and pretty bling to add a touch of glamour. Bee Cherished has several lace and sheer gowns and lots of fabrics to enhance your look. Hair and Makeup is available in the studio and highly recommended. Photography makeup is a specialised skill. A natural look it will elevate your look and most importantly your confidence. Check out Emma @MDbrides
I’m so excited to be back in the studio taking Maternity photos again. Having time out has allowed me to dream up fresh new creative ideas. Behind the scenes I’m designing a few new outfits and accessories. Which will be available shortly for me to share. All in my favourite colours, dusty pink, creams and chocolate.
The best news about Maternity photography
The best news is not a lot has changed regarding being open for maternity photography. You can now book hair and makeup styling for your pregnancy photos. Partners are very welcome to join in. I am asking if you have children to be photographed they only stay in the studio for the duration of the family photos. Family photos will be taken towards the end or at the start of a shoot. I want you to love your photos and I’m happy to work around family organisation with children. If you have any questions please phone for a chat and together we can plan the best timing.
Availability for Maternity
Are you deciding to book maternity photos? please contact me. I’ve had an increase in inquires for pregnancy portraits. The best time to have photos of your pregnancy is between 32 to 34 weeks for most women. This means you’ll need to plan ahead for your photography session. After your 20 week scan is a great time to start locking in dates. Bee Cherished is currently taking bookings for August and September already.
Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the number of moments that take your breath away
I loved taking these photos! This was my first session back in the studio, I had so much fun! It’s so exciting to be open for maternity photography. It fills my heart creating memories
Thanks for stopping by and checking out Bee Cherished Photography. I’m enjoying being open for maternity photography. Interested in having photos? Phone anytime on 0412 996 891 or send an email for availability. Take a look at my gallery for maternity inspiration
I’m so excited to hear the news covid 19 restrictions are easing as early as next week! I already have a priority waiting list. I’m itching to re open and will be starting to contact everyone to reschedule and start booking. Today I’ve been on the phone researching information regarding my business and how these new relaxed restrictions will affect Bee Cherished Photography. Although I don’t have all the answers yet I am confident I will be allowed to re open very soon.
Priority list for maternity and newborn photography
It’s been a bit tough closing the studio and knowing so many women and families have missed out on Maternity and Newborn photos. I’ve felt an overwhelming sadness and I’m so pleased I will be able to start taking photos again. I’m expecting things to look slightly different. I will have to keep the social distancing rules and follow strict guidelines. I already have a waiting list for photography so please let me know if you’d like your name added. As soon as I have a green light to open I will be contacting everyone one on my list to book you in.
Changes for newborn photography sessions with restrictions set to ease next week
I’ve missed my cuddles with newborns and I don’t think this will change for a little while. I will be introducing lifestyle newborn photography into the studio during these uncertain times. Your newborn photos will still be gorgeous and precious memories. However I won’t be photographing your newborn in naked curly newborn posed positions. Your session will be focused on you cuddling your newborn and the love of a new parent. I have some really emotive ideas for newborn lifestyle photography I know you’ll love.
Maternity photography during restrictions
Maternity photography won’t change too much as it’s much easier for me to maintain the social distancing required. Until further restrictions are lifted hair and makeup will not be available. I will be adding a few tips and tricks for you ladies how to prepare. I’m currently waiting to be contacted by Queensland government to answer questions surrounding maternity and newborn sessions. I cannot tell you how much I’ve missed putting on my creative hat and taking photos.
With restrictions set to ease please add your name to my waiting list
I have a waiting list for maternity and newborn photography. For a limited time I am happy to take your name to add to my priority list without a deposit. Once further details are released on restrictions easing I will be contacting anyone on the list to book appointments and take deposits. All recommended safety and guidelines will be adhered to without any exceptions. Information may change daily and you will be notified prior to your session. For the latest and most up to date information click here
Thank you for supporting Bee Cherished Photography during these difficult times it hasn’t gone unnoticed and I’m so very touched
Thank you for all the phone calls, messages, emails and photos everyone has sent. You’ve reduced me to laughter when needed and brought tears of happiness, joy and filled my heart. I’m pleasantly surprised how thoughtful so many families are. During hard times we all gain a new perspective. Reflection has reminded me how fortunate I am. And how much I love my job! I can’t wait to re open my studio doors!
With restrictions set to ease let me know if you’d like to be contacted when I re open! For a limited time only – No deposit required until I have dates available. visit my information page for pricing and packages
Learn to take newborn photos at home using parents hands as props. Mum or Dad hands are the perfect prop to use. Your baby loves to be held and is comforted by touch. One thing I can promise you, is your baby will change everyday. Those tiny little hands and feet are so precious. Chances are your baby will sleep soundly whilst being cuddled in your arms. So let’s use your hands as props.
Newborn photography props
Newborn photography props don’t need to be expensive! In fact the best props are your very own hands. Take newborn photos at home with Dad or Mum’s hands. Your hands are the perfect reference to how tiny your baby is today. Using yourself as a prop will make these memories so sentimental.
Things to think about before you take newborn photos at home
Look for lots of natural light. This could be soft window light or a shady spot outdoors
Plan to take the photos when your baby is relaxed, feed and comfortable
Avoid messy backgrounds, fill the photo with your subject and minimal distractions
Try for close up photos to capture the detail
Remember different angles will produce totally different looks
My favourite tip is always Keep it simple – less is best
Baby hand photos taken at home
Size comparison is important. You may never know how valuable of a photo until years later. Somethings will always give you a warm fuzzy feeling. Baby hands are right up there with the best baby photo ideas.
Baby Feet photos with parents hands
Some photos will instantly evoke emotion. Look at the photo above it has many interpretations. It keeps the viewers eyes and thoughts for a second glance. The subject matter fills the frame. It’s very simple. No distracting colours. Both parents hands have been included. This photo is ideal for parents who may not want photos taken of themselves.
Ideas to take newborn photos at home
Making a heart with both parents hands holding newborn feet is my favourite idea. Like the photo above it ticks all the boxes for photos to love and cherish. Try using Mum’s hands or Dad’s hands to add variety to your photos. Careful positioning is key to avoid any background elements you want to disappear. Darker colours will assist by creating shadows in all the right places.
Products available online to print your newborn photos
One of my favourite products to display newborn photos is a free standing acrylic tile. Lumi Tiles are modern and have high visual impact. With pricing starting from just $20.46 they can be conveniently displayed in your home office or bedside table. Perfect to post as well for gifts
Looking for the perfect keepsake box? These beautiful timber boxes will house your photos and newborn keepsakes with a personalised photo on the lid. Check out the photographer’s Tool box for gift ideas
Would you love to learn how to DIY newborn photography? I have the best news for you! You can achieve beautiful photos with everyday items. All you need is a little imagination. It’s so easy anyone can do it! I will help you step by step. Please don’t miss out on those newborn memories due to self isolation. Together we can achieve professional looking photos of your precious baby.
Tips and tricks to take the best newborn photos at home
My heart is breaking for all the pregnant Mummies and new parents who are unable to visit photography studios around the world due to Covid 19. There is so much stress and uncertainty in the world. I want to share my favourite newborn photography tips to brighten your day. So where do we start? Let’s make a list of things to think about.
What’s the best camera to use for newborn photography?
Let’s start with the most important thing you need to know. You don’t need an expensive camera to take beautiful photos. The best camera to use is the one you already own or have access to. If you don’t own a camera you probably have a phone. Whether you have a great camera or you are using your phone, this is for everyone. It’s very basic and designed for everyone. I won’t be going into technical details with camera settings in this post. However if you’re interested in more advanced information I’m happy to help. You can phone for a chat on 0412 996 891
When is the best time to take newborn photos?
Newborn photos are best taken when your baby is most contented. For most babies this is likely to be in the morning. After a good sleep and a feed. I recommend bringing in your newborn baby for photos between 7 to 10 days old. Ideally under 2 weeks, however I frequently have older babies in the studio. You have the time so take your time. You have the advantage of being with your baby all day everyday. Keep it simple and tackle one idea a day. You’ve just had a baby, enjoy yourself and have fun! Don’t put too much pressure on yourself.
How to plan your newborn photography
It’s best to make a plan for your photography session. Think about the sort of photos you’d like to take. What colours are you going to use? Do you have any props? What time of the day? Where is the best light in your home? Make a list of photos you’d like to take! Remember to include all the tiny details. Baby feet are the cutest and easiest photos to create. Find inspiration online for the best angles to use. My final and most important tip is baby safety and the comfort of your baby is not worth risking for any photo.
Look around you, everything you need is right in front of you for DIY newborn photography!
The best photography props are everyday items you already own! All you need is a little imagination. Here are a few ideas
Plain coloured sheets are perfect to use as a seamless backdrop
Scarves make great wraps
Bath mats often have texture
Throws can be used for backdrops, blankets or as a wrap
Bedside table draws could be a cute prop
Include wedding rings will add a sentimental element
Dog or cat beds can be hidden under a pretty throw
What colours should you choose for baby photos?
The choice is endless and everyone will have personal preferences. Here are some things to consider when selecting colours for newborn photos. Where will you display your photos? If you have a nursery theme and you’re planning on hanging photos in there, choose a colour that blends. Does your house have lots of neutral tones? As well as your favourite styling trends you need to consider colour tones that complement your babies delicate skin. My suggestion is always use soft muted tones. Whites, creams, soft greys, dusty pinks and beige are perfect.
Keep it simple or less is best
This is the single best advice I can give to you. If in doubt leave it out! The focus should be all about your baby. Using lots of props and bright colours will draw the attention away from your baby. Always choose timeless colours and add texture for interest.
Baby safety is a priority no photo is ever worth risking your baby’s comfort or health
Sheets are a great place to start! Try use plain soft muted colours and be sure to give them a quick iron or pop them in the dyer to remove any creases. Flannelette sheets are a perfect choice if you don’t like ironing
A bean bag is excellent
Your bed is ideal if you don’t have a bean bag. You could use pillows on the floor or cover a dog or cat bed with a wrap
Towels placed near a window covered with a textured throw is easy for taking photos from above
Making a list of newborn photos
A nice close up photo of your babies face
Photo taken from above
Full body picture
Baby lying on it’s side
All tucked up in bed sleeping
Parents hands for size comparison
Any sentimental items like hand knitted blankets, teddy bears or wedding rings
Nursery photos if you like the lifestyle look
How to take the cutest newborn baby feet photos
Baby feet are my favourite photos and they are so easy to Photograph well. Here are my top 5 tips
Wait for your baby to be asleep or very relaxed, timing is so important
Position your baby on it’s back
Find something soft and plain in colour to wrap around your babies feet. You could use a dressing gown, sheet, scarf, towel or even an article of clothing
Use a towel to place under your babies feet to bring them up a little higher and position them without distractions
Now gently wrap your babies feet up and spread the fabric around the area so they’re no distractions in view
You are now ready to take your DIY newborn photography baby feet photos. Lots of light is important for these photos or any close ups. Try to keep your baby still and have steady hands for a sharp photo
Play relaxation music or download the sound sleep app it’s free
Have back ground noise as a constant
Turn your phone onto silent
In the studio I always start my newborn sessions in the morning as I find they seem to be sleepier and don’t have windy tummies. If breast feed the milk supply is often better first thing in the morning after Mum’s had a nights rest. Just like a bath your baby may cry when undressed, so keep your baby cosy and warm. Always start your session with a wrapped sleepy baby. By having music playing in the background any sudden noises won’t be a problem. Baby sleeping sound apps and sshhing sounds really do work. Patience pays off every time. I will wait for a baby to fall asleep before I start to fiddle and move them around too much.
18 Top tips for taking Newborn photos at home
Keep it simple
Write a list of photos
Take your time you have the home advantage to take a few ideas a day
Have fun, those precious newborn days are so fleeting enjoy every moment. Babies are the best time wasters
Find soft natural light it will make all the difference
Remember the tiny details and baby wrinkles
Start with something easy like baby feet
Experiment with different angles and crops, try as many as you can
Minimal poses and props, less is best
Use soft muted colours, keep the focus all about your baby
Include parents hands
Exist in photos, your child will want to see you holding them as a newborn
Invite siblings to be involved
Try find a spot outside in the shade
Be patient and practice safety at all times
Ask for help, two sets of hands will make things easier
A skilled newborn photographer has years of experience and during self isolation will be happy to share advice
Good preparation will make your session run smoothly. Have tissues, hand towels and everything needed near by
5 things to avoid when taking newborn photos
Bright distracting colours or lots of props
Unsafe or breakable props that may hurt your baby
Harsh flash, use soft natural light if possible and leave lighting to the professionals
Blurry photos, take your time and keep your hands steady
Cluttered backgrounds! Get it right in camera, check for distracting elements in your photos
10 handy items to have available for your DIY newborn photography
Hand towels for posing
Something to place wet or soiled articles in
Heater to keep the room cosy warm if needed
Knitted hats or blankets
Bean bag, pillows, pet bed for posing
Sentimental items and teddy bears
By having everything available and within reach, you’re able to stay close by and finish sooner. And you won’t forget anything significantly important.
Where can I print my newborn photos?
It is so important to print your photos! The very best way to enjoy your photos is by having them on display. Leaving them on a USB in a drawer they are sure to be forgotten. I have a few recommendations to share and best of all these are all available online. Whether you’re after quality archival prints, Canvas, framed wall art or albums. These are in no particular order and I can personally guarantee excellent customer service and quality products.
I’ve saved the best until last! I have a gift for you if you follow my DIY Newborn Photography tips
Recently like many others I’ve temporarily closed Bee Cherished Photography in the interest of safety due to Covid 19. Personally it is breaking my heart to know many of my customers who have been booked in for so long will now miss out. Photos and memories are so important and I don’t want you to have regrets. I have thought of a way to help you all and it’s a gift from my heart. If you follow my DIY newborn photography tips I want to thank you. Send me your best photo and I will edit it for you. I want to help you in anyway I can. You are welcome to phone me for a chat, email me or send me a text. If I know the answer I will happily share my knowledge for free.
Please share this with anyone you know who may be pregnant or have a newborn baby! Let’s share something to keep everyone positive and give them something to look forward to.
Thank you for reading and sharing my post! Lots of hugs and best wishes Tracy
This blog will be updated with other tips! I’m always open to suggestions and advice. I just wanted to publish it as soon as I could so you can start reading and get planning. I’m looking forward to seeing your photos!
More ideas how to take newborn photos at homeclick here