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My Take on Infant Photography

September 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Hello again!

Firstly, I'd like to thank you for reading this post (and my other blog posts)! It means so much to me that you take the time out of your day to read about my photography and view my work.

The purpose of today's blog post is to give you a little insight into how I go about photographing infants. I'm going to include a couple of examples of my work below, but would you guess that these images were not captured in a studio? That's right, the first image was captured in my baby cousin's home, and the second image was captured in my own home.

Knox LeoNewborn photograph captured at his own home Knox LeoThree Month photograph captured at my home

These images can be found in my portfolio, along with other photos of my (adorable) little cousin, Knox. The first photograph was taken when Knox was a newborn - and I did take it in his home with natural light from a window. When a new baby is born, the last thing mom (and dad) wants to do is pack up the baby and lug around his baby bag to another location. Forcing mom and baby to travel right off the bat can cause stress on its own, not mentioning the fact that baby is probably going to be uncomfortable in the new environment! By photographing newborn babies on site, I feel as if the whole family is more relaxed and the session does not have to be rushed - mom's got everything she needs because she's at home!

The second photograph was taken in my own home with the use of a backdrop set-up and natural lighting from a window. I really like this set-up because it can be easily customized and I can bring it with me (if necessary). Natural lighting is my preferred light-source - and I stick with that preference even when I shoot indoors - whenever possible! Even though this session was done in my own home, the feeling of being in a home of some kind is much more comfortable than being in a commercial building (in my opinion).

As you can see, beautiful baby pictures can be achieved without hauling your little one all the way to a studio! At-home pictures are a great option for busy parents and they add a degree of personality to an infant's photographs because the infant is in his or her own home environment (with his or her own blankets, toys, and home as the props and backdrops).

If you are interested in an at-home infant or toddler session, please check my pricing page (the link can be found on the "About" page) and contact me to set up a date! I love collaborating with my clients via Pinterest and I will always consider your style and your ideas when taking and editing your little one's photographs!

Thank you for reading, and Happy Fall, everyone! May this season be filled with joy and may we all prosper!


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