The most, most, most important factor in a newborn photography session is your baby’s safety. To ensure your baby is completely safe, there are certain poses that can only be done and certain props that can only be used if we do a “composite” image; meaning two or more images are blended together to make one final image. For instance, in the picture in this blog, the parents wanted their handsome little guy with a set of deer antlers that they brought in for his newborn photography session. There is absolutely no way that the baby can be placed on the deer antlers and left alone, so to create the final image, I needed to take a series of pictures to create one final composite picture. First, I made a nice little “bed” behind the antlers for baby to lay on. Then I took a picture with his mama and daddy supporting baby’s head and his back/bum and steadying the deer antlers. The baby always had at least two hands on him for support and safety. Then I took a picture of the antlers alone with a little bear sitting just about where the baby would be (bear is used as a focal point). The last step is done during the editing process where I merge the two images together, getting baby right in the middle of the pillow and looking like he is just taking a nice little nap on a super comfy set of deer antlers. Success! The parents get a gorgeous image for their Man Cave and most importantly baby is completely safe.
If you are expecting a little one this May, June, July, August or September, now is the time to reserve your newborn session. Give me a call and let’s chat about how dreamy and wonderful your session is going to be!! 360.438.0432