Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photo Thursdays- Posing-Working with Infants

Hi friends! I am back. Finally. After more than a month away from home, I am finally back from all of my trips. I am working on getting everything up to date as soon as possible. I have been neglectful in answering comments, it is amazing how my real life and virtual life seem to get in the way of each other.

We are going to start talking about posing for pictures. Today, we are talking about infants. Young infants, that cannot sit up on their own yet. I usually do these type of pictures indoors with my drapes. Rolled towels are your best friend when it comes to these type of pictures. Roll towels up until they are thickly rolled and a couple of feet in length.
The classic side shot, is a great one to get with young babies. Lay them on their side and slip your rolled towel underneath your drape and under their back to keep the on their side.
The sitting up shot involves curling your towels into semi circles and placing your baby in the center with their head on the towel. I have also used a boppy for this pose and it seems to work really well.
This side laying pose is also done with the Boppy or towels. The baby and Boppy are just moved to the side.
One of your best allies in baby pictures is to get the parents involved. Some hate the idea of it but love it when it is done, so it is kind of a battle. Holding the hands of a baby that can't normally stand so they can stand up is one option. Holding the baby in their arms with their hands cupping the little one's head is a precious shot for the very young baby especially.
Don't forget pictures of their little hands and feet. This is also a wonderful one to include mom or dad on.

Newborn shots can be frustrating because newborns can't be bribed or asked to do something. Stay patient and I am sure you will get the shots you want.
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