I was browsing the forums for baby photography tips and either my searching skills are not quite up to par, or there isn't much information (I'm leaning toward the former).
Anyway I have been honored by the task of taking baby pictures of a friend's 6 month old. She asked me my price, but as I'm a begginer at this I offered to take the pictures with no sitting fee, but rather just charge for the prints. I think this is fair for them as well as myself as it'll help my portfolio and experience. (This is also my first potential paid gig yippee!)
Does anyone have any general tips for what to do with the baby? at 6 months she's only able to roll around and not even crawl yet. I'm going to be going to their house to take the pictures, but I have not been able to see what the lighting situation is in their home. I am nervous to bring any lighting equipment as I feel it might scare the baby, perhaps just an on camera flash w/ diffuser pointed at the ceiling might be good enough?
I was also wondering if i needed a release form signed by the parents so that I may use the photos for my portfolio? Any tips on this?
I'm nervous about this, but very excited and I have been doing lots of research for inspiration, but I really don't wanna disappoint the parents so Im trying to grab as much info as I possibly can so that I am prepared for what might come
Help me baby photogs! Let me learn from your experiences