Doing newborn photography might be nerve-racking for some photographers especially beginners. Holding a baby for the first time and planning on the different positions are indeed challenging. You need not only the skills and techniques but you also need to know the safety precautions in handling a newborn to avoid inflicting harm on the little one. But then, this shouldn’t stop you from considering newborn photography especially if you are up for the challenge. Newborn photography is fun, challenging, exciting and worth learning because it can be a lucrative business to get into.
Your clients who are the parents of cute babies expect you to know how to display the beauty and innocence of their adorable loved one. It is thus important that you meet their expectations so you can gain more clients through the kind words your past clients say about you.
One of the basic and most important factors to consider when entering newborn photography is the equipment you will use. You need not only a reliable camera and set of lenses but also other accessories to make your newborn photos look more personalized and unique from one another.
So, aside from buying DSLR cameras and lenses, here are some items that a newborn photographer like should have.
Clamps are used by photographers to affix or attach a cloth or blanket whenever necessary. The most common usage is when attaching a blanket that will serve as a background onto a stand. Simple clamps only cost around $8-$9 for a pack of 6.
BLANKETS AND FABRICS
Blankets and fabrics of various colors are commonly used as background or flooring for the bby to lie down. Buy blankets that are made of soft materials and are safe even for babies who have sensitive skin.
The price of a background stand usually ranges from $60-$70. The stand is where you will clamp your blanket or fabric to create a background for the newborn photo shoot. A background stand is certainly important so you can easily setup the photo shoot wherever the location is, whether in your client’s home or in your studio.
Naturally babies always want to be wrapped around on baby cloth and they easily wake up if they feel that their hands or feet are free. That is why it is advisable that photographer starts its photo shoot by carefully wrapping the baby with soft gauze wraps to make them comfortable.
Newborn photographers of Dulce Baby Photography love to use it together with baskets and crates for more creative shots. On the other hand, babies love to sleep with it because it is soft and comfy. Just make it sure it is free of dust and it is newly washed before you use it.
Photographers usually used it to elevate the baby or to make it easier to change the baby’s poses. You can find bean bags in different colors and sizes. Always check bean bag before using to ensure there is no pointed object stuck to it.
Wooden crate is the top choice of photographers where they lie down or do different poses with the baby. A newborn photographer sometimes covers it with fur, blanket or different fabrics. Crates cost around $20 depending on its style.
Initially newborn are photographed without hats, but after some poses we usually ask permission from parents to have some photos of baby either wearing a hat or a head band, make it sure that it is very soft and stretchy to make the baby comfortable wearing it.
By owning these equipment and accessories, you can plan better each newborn photo shoot you will work on. You can therefore produce more creative shots that your clients will surely love.