I have my first REAL clients coming to do an Easter photo session of their 9-month old son. I have a Canon XTI, EF S 18-55 mm kit lens, 50 mm f1.8 lens, studio lighting set (umbrellas, no soft boxes), and a white seamless paper backdrop.
I've purchased some props - large plastic jelly beans, huge stuffed duck, chocolate bunnies for a messy face and then an Easter basket that will have grass and eggs in it.
Sorry for that long list, but basically what I want to know is, what will give me the best shots? Will I want to use my kit lens or the 50mm... how do I know what shutter speed to use (I've heard for the f-stop, f/11 is the best for portraiture)? Does anyone have any tips on poses? I know to "get low" to the baby's level, but other than that... I feel like I'm going into this blindly. Any advice would be SO greatly appreciated and I'll be sure to post some pics after the shoot (assuming any turn out )!
Thank you for your time.
-Nately (pronounced "Natalie" but my parents couldn't spell :lol