As a rule, I don’t photograph newborn babies. I like looking at great photos of cute babies and kids as much as the next guy, but the subject doesn’t really get me excited to pull the camera out unless it’s my own kids. This weekend though, I did agree to photograph my wife’s cousin’s newborn girl as a favor on the condition that my wife would do all the posing and help with the setup, props, and clothing choices.
The pictures turned out decent and we got a few that I’m happy with and that the mother likes. After one newborn shoot, we are definitely nowhere near professionals with this subject, but we did learn a few things that I think could be useful to someone getting into this area of photography. [Read more…]