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Lil Glo Worm 1 child; Alberta 4062 posts
8th Apr '13

I need help finding some cute newborn boy hats! The mama I have looking found one she likes but its 60$ or it takes 8 weeks tro ship! I now you guys could do better! He's sue MAy 13th but I'll be surprised if she gets to the end of April he's tried to make a appearance twice this week!

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Lil Glo Worm:" I need help finding some cute newborn boy hats! The mama I have looking found one she likes but its 60$ ... [snip!] ... He's sue MAy 13th but I'll be surprised if she gets to the end of April he's tried to make a appearance twice this week!"


What does the hat look like? Do you have a link?

Lil Glo Worm 1 child; Alberta 4062 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:" What does the hat look like? Do you have a link?"



I don't have anything just that she had found it on etsy and it came with suspenders

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9684 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" Technically, the younger they are the better they pose. "


Physically the younger they are the better they pose but honestly, in my experience, they are much more cooperative and sleep better if you catch them between that 5-10 day mark. Too late and they don't sleep as much and arent' as flexible but too early and they aren't acclimated to their surroundings or used to being out of the womb yet and are super jumpy and much more cranky than after they get used to their surroundings. You're always going to have that one baby that is just hard to work with but once you get to that happy medium (age wise) life is much easier with newborns. The first few days are rough with NB's. I take a lot of pictures of babies between 1 and 4 days old and the ones that are a couple days older are happier and really after 4 days old their happier. I've done well over 100 NB's and that's just my experience with it. Others may have had different experiences though

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting Carter&Violet♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" You did good considering you ... [snip!] ... being right there I didn't think anything of it. I will definitely be reading up on composites! Talk to you ladies tomorrow!"


Newborn safety is extremely important and I strongly advise not doing any of the fancier newborn poses until you learn how to do composites! (such as laying on an object that they can fall off if the should startle, like the guitar or shots such as the hammock shot that require someone's hands to be in the pictures spotting baby so that it also has to be a composite if you want the hands out).



I posted a SOOC shot beside an edit of a newborn in hammock at the bottom of this blog post: http://www.cherylekupschphotography.de/2012/12/sneak-peek-neugeborenen-fotoshooting-fotostudio-67117-limburgerhof-fotograf-mannheim-ludwigshafen-speyer/



AND you didn't post any pictures like this but just so you know, any newborn poses with baby holding their head up in their hands must have a spotters hands on them at all times supporting their head. The spotter will change their hand position so that the photographer gets a couple of pictures that they can piece together in post processing for the finished picture.



Newborns are fragile. They have a startle reflex and if they startle they can fall and hurt themselves very fast if you don't have someone spotting them. They have no neck support so the neck must be supported at all times. They are stomach breathers so NEVER put a baby in a jar (especially not a glass one) and fill the jar up with something. If you google newborn photography safety I'm sure you will find tons of information on how to safely photograph a newborn.



Learn to use your camera, keep baby safe. You can practice on baby with the baby in safe poses as well.

no name again Cairo, Egypt 9797 posts
8th Apr '13
Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:" Physically the younger they are the better they pose but honestly, in my experience, they are much more ... [snip!] ... happier. I've done well over 100 NB's and that's just my experience with it. Others may have had different experiences though"


I agree!



I always tell my moms it's best to wait until after their milk is in and get in before baby is 10 days old. So usually between 3-7 days old is the best time to photograph a newborn.



There are always exceptions though and each baby comes fully equipped with their own personality and likes and dislikes. So there really is no "set in stone" rule.



For a year, I went to people's homes with my equipment to photograph newborns and have been doing it strictly in studio for two years now. My experience is that baby coming to a warm, prepared studio is way easier and less stressful baby and parents which makes it much easier for the photographer! :wink:
I also allow no siblings at newborn shoots. If baby has an older sibling and they want a family picture with the older sibling in the shot then they have to arrange that someone brings the sibling to studio at the end of the shoot for family pictures. Older kids bring too much stress into a newborn shoot situation. The studio is too warm for them, it is too long and boring, the parents are distracted by them etc. I demand a calm and peaceful atmosphere in a warm warm studio. At the end of the shoot, we dress baby and open the windows and doors to let cooler air in again and welcome an older sibling for a family picture.

♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
8th Apr '13

For outdoor shoots where the sun is behind the subject (at around sunset) would you use the flash on your camera as a fill light, or use off camera flash/es? Or both?

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ℐαzmчn:</b>" So adorable! Ugh I want to get into newborn photography so bad! :lol:"</blockquote>



I have like 50 pregnant friends so I will be getting lots of newbs. :)

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Ryleigh's Mama ♥:</b>" I finally had a weekend free from a session so I could take my own personal photos. After this weekend ... [snip!] ... focus but oh well. haha. Fishy face :D Saturday: Today: Stupid harsh sunlight :roll: Mean muggin :) "</blockquote>



Um I was going to say which ones I love but ended up putting all of them! So cute!

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ★Mommarazzi★:</b>" The first one is always your hardest. You will learn how to work with the babies and sooth them to get ... [snip!] ... me tell you after the first time I didn't have wrinkled blankets anymore lol you learn to notice that before snapping pictures"</blockquote>



Yeah I kind of wished we waited a few more days but the baby didnt do to bad! He just liked the taco pose though. He did not want to lay on his tummy or do the froggy pose. I was a little disappointed. I noticed the wrinkles and would try to smooth them but they just didn't want to be smoothed. That red was a sheet and gave me lots of wrinkles. No sheets next time! I think I will do better next time because I'm returning my beanbag and will buy a different one next time. This one was way to squishy and it made the baby sink in. And I didn't know my blanket was to small for the stand and I didn't bring enough clamps. I think if my bean bag wasn't as squishy it would have been easier for me.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:</b>" I'm so excited. I have a maternity session Tuesday with my friend from high school. And it's their first so I'll have cooperative subjects. :lol:"</blockquote>



I can't wait to see! I love your pics! :)

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Larry!:</b>" very nice job Dani! he is adorable"</blockquote>



Thank you! He was super cute! I just wanted to snuggle him all day.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♀NoBoysAllowed:</b>" I love the second one! They're all super cute, though. "</blockquote>



Thank you! :)

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lil Glo Worm:</b>" I need help finding some cute newborn boy hats! The mama I have looking found one she likes but its 60$ ... [snip!] ... He's sue MAy 13th but I'll be surprised if she gets to the end of April he's tried to make a appearance twice this week!"</blockquote>



It depends what she wants. I got my newb hat for $17 :) I can help tomorrow if you want.

Mrs.Dani Due July 3; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oxnard, California 10272 posts
8th Apr '13

Can you guys believe I started shooting just 7 months ago?I feel like all you guys helped me come this far. :)