Adventures in baby photography
As photographers we've all been told we need to find our "niche". I've been trying very hard to find that "niche" for quite some time now.
For a while I thought it was food, then I went through what I call my "puppy phase". (I wrote a couple of articles on that, here on the Dreamstime blog) That was a certainly a fun and profitable adventure.
Last month I once again had a three month old in my studio. This time I was prepared, beanbag, boppi, hats, blankets, heaters, white noise and more. To my own surprise I had more fun than I could have possibly imagined. Mom, baby and I spent a wonderful morning on the floor in my studio fussing over baby and taking pictures.
Since then I've offered to do my first three newborn sessions for free with a signed model release form, in order to help build my baby portfolio. I've redecorated my studio and stocked up on newborn hats, blankets and loads of other goodies. I've read everything I could possibly find on the art of newborn photography, I've studied the poses, I think I'm as ready as can be which is important because my first two newborn sessions are scheduled for this week. I'm excited, eager and a little nervous. I'm also confident.
Photo credits: Barbara Helgason.