How to take your own Newborn Photos at home
Updated: Apr 29, 2020
You might think I am a bit crazy for writing this but I am doing it!
How to take your own Newborn Photos is a blog I've wanted to write for a while. Now I am not saying don't book me as there is nothing that could replace the experience of a relaxing Newborn Session with me at my home studio in Farnham, Surrey but for some simple shots of your baby go for it!
Whereas I photograph more posed style with props and backdrops it is easy to photograph your baby at home in a more lifestyle way.
Lets get started:
Photograph preferably after a feed when they are most sleepy
Use natural light, a bed by the window is perfect
Put a pillow under the covers for comfort for your baby
Have a cuddly toy to hand to tuck under a little arm
Use a small blanket for a wrap
Take one image with hands tucked by their sides
And another with hands out
Photograph all the little details like hand and feet too
Focus on the eyes by half depressing the camera shutter button or tap on the screen to focus
Print them off for thank you or announcement cards
Those first few weeks go by so quickly so capture them in a simple way and you do not need to take masses of images for this just a few.
I'd love to see how you get on. You can comment and post your images on my social media here is a link for you and I would love a follow too
See you soon
Lots of love