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Newborn Photographer dudeitsjo {{Army STRONG}} Due June 3; 33 kids; Texas 1081 posts
26th Jul '13

I have a possible job opportunity opening up to be a Newborn Photographer. I have done photography for a place in the past, but I never photographed newborns.



Would anyone like to show me their favorite newborn *professional* photos (or maybe even some that you took yourself and they looked professional)? I need to brush up on poses, just in case I do get the job!



Thanks ladies!!

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18864 posts
26th Jul '13

Have you done newborn photography before? If not, you really should probably take a class on newborn photography posing to learn about the safety and care that goes into doing so :) Unless you are just doing basic poses with no props then my biggest piece of advice is to 1. Make sure the studio is ALWAY warm, if youre not sweating by the end of the session, its to cold.
2. Be prepared to be pooped, peed on, and thrown up on. 3. Be prepared to take 3 hours per session. 4. Its ideal to have the parents book a session within the first 10 days of life, makes it easier to get the poses right.

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32850 posts
26th Jul '13

I know nothing about photographing newborns, as far as safety and whatnot, but I have seen a ton of cute ideas on pinterest.

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32850 posts
26th Jul '13

For example:
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But this looks weird to me. I wouldn't want this picture. lol.
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Just my personal preference.

dudeitsjo {{Army STRONG}} Due June 3; 33 kids; Texas 1081 posts
26th Jul '13

I'm not worried about the safety, pooping/peeing/puked on thing. I have a two year old and I would treat their newborns as I would have with mine, you know? I'm more concerned with getting the pictures perfect. I remember not liking my newborn photos too much and wished that the person taking them had brushed up on poses beforehand. I want them to have a wonderful experience and beautiful pictures to remember it by. Plus we're in an Army town and Army wives can be mom-zillas.... Like totally rude for no reason sometimes. So I definitely want to make everything perfect.



I will definitely look on pinterest :) I don't know why I didn't think of that!!

dudeitsjo {{Army STRONG}} Due June 3; 33 kids; Texas 1081 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:" For example: But this looks weird to me. I wouldn't want this picture. lol. Just my personal preference. "


Thank you!!! :)

**Blessed_Insanity** 7 kids; Wyoming 18864 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:" For example: But this looks weird to me. I wouldn't want this picture. lol. Just my personal preference. "


The bottom one can be really tricky and personally I would want someone who had experience before attempting it lol.




I am by NO MEANS a professional but do some amateur work and here are a few things I have done



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[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32850 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting dudeitsjo {{Army STRONG}}:" Thank you!!! :)"


You're welcome. :)
I just searched newborn photography on pinterest. lol.



I also like the ones that include siblings, if that's an option. Let me see what I can find.

dudeitsjo {{Army STRONG}} Due June 3; 33 kids; Texas 1081 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Pregnancy Addiction:" The bottom one can be really tricky and personally I would want someone who had experience before ... [snip!] ... it lol. I am by NO MEANS a professional but do some amateur work and here are a few things I have done "


You're an AMATEUR!? That cant be true! Those are wonderful!! I wish my daughter's newborn pictures came out like that!

Mandy and her girls!~ 3 kids; Illinois 10264 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting dudeitsjo {{Army STRONG}}:" I'm not worried about the safety, pooping/peeing/puked on thing. I have a two year old and I would treat ... [snip!] ... definitely want to make everything perfect. I will definitely look on pinterest :) I don't know why I didn't think of that!!"

I think the reason she brought up safety is because a lot of those cute poses you see are composites. Like the one with the head in the hands the other girl posted and you can't just lay them like that. I'm assuming you know this already though.

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32850 posts
26th Jul '13

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These are super sweet:
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[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32850 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Pregnancy Addiction:" The bottom one can be really tricky and personally I would want someone who had experience before ... [snip!] ... it lol. I am by NO MEANS a professional but do some amateur work and here are a few things I have done "


I've seen some of your picture threads before. You do some amazing work!

Efflorescence 1 child; California 684 posts
status 26th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:</b>" For example: But this looks weird to me. I wouldn't want this picture. lol. Just my personal preference. "</blockquote>



These are nice and also the ones that focus on individual features on the baby.
I wouldn't want that picture either lol. I really dislike that pose.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44067 posts
26th Jul '13

http://forum.baby-gaga.com/about2458084.html

[Gryffinwhore♥] Due March 3; 34 kids; Poulsbo, Washington 32850 posts
26th Jul '13
Quoting Efflorescence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting [Gryffinwhore♥]:</b>" For example: But this looks ... [snip!] ... the ones that focus on individual features on the baby. I wouldn't want that picture either lol. I really dislike that pose."


I like those, too. Little baby feets and whatnot are adorable.