Creating photography props – newborn nest

It's taken a while but I've finally found my creative streak again. I'd been thinking about my newborn photo sessions and making them more effective. I already use a posing pillow and additional padding as and when. Rather than rolling out muslins for padding why not have a soft, padded ring in which the baby can be placed?...It turns … Continue reading Creating photography props – newborn nest

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The Baby Bump

I've recently been experimenting by viewing my subjects from different angles to create an alternative perspective. In this weeks maternity session I captured the baby bump from above and it proved to be a great success. Definitely one I'd create again. With feet slightly out of focus the bump demands immediate attention. A maternity session is all about the bump after all so … Continue reading The Baby Bump

Creating photography props – newborn lace bonnet

With a newborn photo shoot just around the corner I had thought about investing in some hairbands and hats but wasn't too keen on the ones I'd seen online. I found a beautiful pattern for a crocheted lace bonnet so I picked up a crochet hook, bought a lace weight yarn and started creating. I … Continue reading Creating photography props – newborn lace bonnet

Photography equipment – creating a newborn backdrop frame

During numerous newborn shoots I remember longing for smooth, taut fabric, free of wrinkles and a lot easier on the editing time. I always tried to borrow a pair of hands to pull the fabric a little and the parents were always willing to help. But between you and me I'd rather they put their … Continue reading Photography equipment – creating a newborn backdrop frame

Digital backdrops – my first use

I had been curious about using digital backdrops for quite a while but had never found the time to experiment with them. Then the Christmas holidays came along, my husband was at home and all of a sudden I had some time for myself. I purchased an image and it was emailed to me immediately so I started working with it. I found … Continue reading Digital backdrops – my first use