Do you ever feel like there is a lack of variety in your newborn photographs? Do you not dare to price your work enough because of the feeling your newborn photo gallery is tedious, bland and monotonous?
Especially beginner photographers often feel worried if they will be able to take enough photographs to bulk up the clients’ gallery. They feel insecure that cannot figure out how to pose a newborn in all those different poses.
Well, don’t worry about that anymore! Here come rompers and all cute newborn outfits to the help. Different outfits give some variety even if you pose newborns in the same poses.
Some of the newborn photographers are afraid that they cannot redress baby into the newborn sets (pants etc.) without getting them waked up. So we are sharing practical tips on how to use newborn rompers and other outfits ensuring that your newborn session goes smoothly and you are capturing various images for your clients’ gallery.
TIPS TO CHANGING NEWBORN OUTFITS EASY:
- White noise. Use any machine or even an app on your smartphone. It helps baby feel safe and calm.
- Full tummy. Well fed baby obviously will be happy and sleep more soundly.
- Heat. Keep your newborn photo studio warm enough as newborns cannot control their body temperature. Lots of heat will keep baby sleepy.
- Patience. Gentle, slow movements are key when changing things up.
- Special clothing. Newborn photography rompers and other outfits meant specifically for newborn shoots, which are very easy to get onto and off of the baby.
Now let’s look at some examples of beautiful images with newborns in rompers. You will be surprised what beautiful images can be captured posing baby in just a couple of newborn poses using newborn photo rompers to get the variety to your gallery.
THE MOST VERSATILE NEWBON POSE
In this article, we will cover the Supine Curl Pose (sometimes called Back Pose) only. It’s the pose when a baby is laying on her back.
It happens to be the most versatile pose to get a variety of full-body images as well as close-ups. A newborn baby can be in an outfit, wrapped or naked.
NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY POSING IDEAS
To get the image vintage-inspired the newborn boy is wearing Olivia romper. Made of soft knitted fabric with a hint of stretch, this romper has vintage-inspired detail like the patch with a wooden button on the boyish side. The romper is reversible and unbelievably chic girlish side is with a gleaming hand beaded top ensures a polished finish to the newborn photograph.
You can take off the romper with gentle movements so the baby will not awake and you have the amazing minimalistic image where our unique handmade Gideon Vessel works as an eye-catching prop.
Some newborn photographers start baby naked and progress to clothing. Part of why newborn photography outfits are simple is to get them on and off with minimal disturbance. If you prefer to start your newborn posing flow baby naked so pose her on the beanbag covered with posing fabric. Take a couple of images from different angles. Then you can get onto the romper and the bonnet as seen in the example below.
When planning your session it’s always a good idea to make a cheat sheet to refer to. When the baby doesn’t seem to cooperate and you will be losing your mind you’ll be so happy that took some time to write down or sketch, if you prefer, newborn session flow. Think what outfit you will be using during the session and make sure it goes well with the posing fabric you are planning to use. If it’s difficult to decide you can always take a picture of rompers on different posing fabrics.
The second image was taken without moving a baby. Take the bonnet off and photograph from a different side. You will get a completely different image!
Try different angles to maximize your gallery. Same pose as above but different angle definitely will add variety.
The other one example shows how to get the variety with the same supine curl pose. An absolutely different image can be taken by just changing a bonnet.
The baby is on his back in the beautiful Gavin Romper Set. The chocolate brown gives an earthy richness that makes the photographs look astounding. Turmeric colour adds a special character to the image.
And now look for the magic! Hide the bib in trousers, change the bonnet – in dark chocolate now – and… you have completely different setup! Could it be any easier? And all this without moving a baby!
Changing angles of the same pose and several accessories can greatly help when aiming to add some variety to the images.
Look at the amazing newborn posing flow below. A use-always knitted Coby Outfit Set with a reversible romper, vintage-inspired bonnet and pretty hand beaded headband-tieback, suits modern, traditional and vintage photography because of its natural and casual properties.
The hand beaded headband-tieback with pearls present elegance in a subtle and effective way. Take different images by zooming in and out.
Supine Curl Pose is the most common pose used with our unique posing pillow ‘Create-a-Nest’™.
In the most amazing newborn girl posing flow below the Ava Romper Set gives a richness to these images.
A feminine newborn outfit features charmingly offbeat details. Get inspired by the newborn girl photographs how many images you can take with just one pose and one set up by removing/adding accessories.
Pants made of stretch fabric in mulch combines a vintage-inspired top with ruffles. Bonnet features distressed hems and extra long ties. This set is a newborn photographer’s dream. Show all its beauty in the zoom out image!
The Mini Bunny with the same undertone and coordinating bow – the set up is worthy of taking a picture from the close.
The coordinating props with their interesting textures complement each other perfectly and forge a cohesive connection.
Don’t you think it’s the image your clients may want to be framed and proudly exhibited at their home?
Creating high-quality newborn photo gallery doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Take some time before the session to think about the setups and prepare them. When you feel confident the baby will be calmer and your session will go as a breeze. And the result – you will have an amazing full of variety newborn photo gallery that your clients will adore. Happy clients are one of the keys to success in the newborn photography business.
Images copyright courtesy of Kristina Mack from Tiny Posers.