I shot these with one 580EX flash mounted on an impact light stand with a 45" umbrella. I actually brought two flashes and two umbrellas but like a dummy I forgot the optical slave, so I could not fire my second flash. Oh well. I did this for free since I just wanted to play with the lights and I am good friends with the woman, and this is their first child. Let me know what you think. I know some of them could use lighting on the shadow side, but with only one light and no reflector, I made do with what I had.
Oh, and later on, when we were inside, she was a little sick, so the only way to keep her from crying was to put the pacifier in her mouth. I would have preferred it out, obviously!
Flash shooting into the umbrella (with black cover on umbrella), behind me, from the left side.
Same umbrella setup, but inside. I couldn't move them away from the backdrop because it wasn't big enough.
Shooting through the 45" umbrella...
Same, I really liked this shot!
Wireless 580EX shot through a snoot, held high and to the right (the mom held it). They wanted an effect of her being in jail, because she always plays with the bars that keep her from going upstairs.