A friend came to me in need that she was desperate for one good picture of her 4 week old niece that she needed to get a large print ASAP. A few photographers were booked and I told her I had been trying to practice taking baby pictures and would love to try it out. I had no time, no props, no cute hats, etc. since it was so last minute...so had to kind of work with what they had. It was my very first attempt at a real "shoot" with anyone, so I had lots of challenges with a) it being a newborn b) finding available light at someone else's house and c) not really knowing how to do "the pose", etc. It was so hard!! Kudos to all of you that make it look so easy.
Anyways, I wanted to share some of the pictures that, once I worked on them PP, I thought came out not 'horrible' for a first shot. I have plenty to work on (I know my white balance is a problem, for sure) and would love any CC you guys have. I know they are all close-up pics, but I wasn't sure the best way to capture a full-bodied pose since she wouldn't stay curled up nice and was showing a little "too much" for the camera!
#1. I have this in both color and BW and it was the best full type pose I could get.
IMG_2207bw by becky330, on Flickr
#2. She had to have a blanket on the whole time
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IMG_2212 by becky330, on Flickr
#3. Mom's favorite pose (with her hat that she had there)
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IMG_2309 by becky330, on Flickr
#4. They wanted this halloween hat...not my favorite choice but I kind of liked her hand by her face
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IMG_2290 by becky330, on Flickr
#5. Tried to get a foot shot
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IMG_2385 by becky330, on Flickr
#6. I ran out of space on my card right when she finally opened her eyes! So it was a mad rush to snap a picture...I know her hair missed the focus
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IMG_2423 by becky330, on Flickr