I will tell you…once they get to about 4-6 months, babies are really distracted and squirmy when they nurse. When you’re talking about a 1 year old, oh man! It’s not a joke! I had the pleasure (seriously, Kaitlyn, PLEASURE!) of photographing Kaitlyn and her 13 month old, Paxton to memorialize and celebrate their ongoing nursing relationship. Other than what I’ve come to call the “mom’s eye view” image, she had one photo in mind…
Do you ever wonder why professional photos make you look so good? It’s easy to assume we are Photoshopping the heck out of you after the session. While I am happy to refine your photos with editing, you looking so great comes down to a few other (more important things) before I even hit the shutter: I find the best light to mold around you, and even more importantly I help you into poses which accentuate your best assets.
A lot of these posing principles can even be applied to your personal snapshots!
When you’re square to the camera, you are the broadest you can possibly be. By turning your shoulders and hips at an angle (between 45 degrees away from the camera and completely perpendicular to the camera), you are thinning your shape as well as creating a more visually interesting shape. One note, if you turn your hips completely perpendicular to the camera (where the camera can only see the side of one hip), turn your shoulders a little back to the camera (but still not flat to the camera).
I wasn’t kidding when I posted the second half of Vivianna’s Newborn Origins Session earlier this week that it’s been a while since we had that session. We’re actually already planning her 9 month session, even though it’s about 2 months away. For now, though, a sneak peek of her 6 month session!
Do you recognize the scale from her 3 Month Origins Session? It’s going to be so fun at when Vivi has had her first birthday session and we can compare the 3-12 Month Sessions because we’re going to use the family scale in each session! (Disclaimer: Meghan actually had a hand on the side of the scale to make sure we were safe in getting this photo. It is always important to hire a photographer who knows how to use Photoshop or has a Photoshop editor to edit out things like hands in to ensure the safety of babies and children in sessions.)
If you or someone you know is expecting and is interested in maternity or newborn photography, contact me using the contact form or send me an email. The first weeks are so important! For more information on when to have a newborn session, read this blog post. I also have a first year collection which starts at 3 months in case you’ve missed the window for newborn photos!
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I took nominations for special women to win an RTC PhotoWork Beauty session complete with professional hair and makeup, an accordion book, and 5 social media photos from her session! Plus surprise gifts for the winner to make a prize valued at over $500!
Before we get to the voting, a few things to know: