There is quite an art to photographing newborns. An art, I’m hesitant to say, I’m not sure I’ve quite mastered YET. Not having had my own children (YET!) I feel a bit of a novice with the itty-bitty bubs.
When I heard local newborn legend Jo-“move over Anne Geddes”-Frances was holding a newborn workshop course in Wellington this weekend just been, I leapt at the chance to learn some tips and tricks from the master.
I learned a HEAP, got inspired AS, and got my baby fill for at least the next 24 hours, after photographing not one but FIVE beautiful bundles. The set ups below were beautifully crafted by Jo (but I took the photos). In the afternoon we had the chance to create our own little set up, and even in the face of an enormous array of colourful props my current passion for neutral tone on tone and white won out. I chose the little vintage bonnet and set my baby (Florence, aw!) up in a wooden bowl with some white fluff. So those shots are the only ones you won’t see repeated on the blogs of all the other workshopers!
So, I’ve pretty much mastered cuddling… but when it comes to molding and sculpting, I might have some practice to do.And that’s where you come in: I’m offering complimentary newborn sessions for Sept-Nov! Yay! I’m neeeearly all booked up though, so if you’re expecting in the next couple months, be sure to get in touch asap. Babies need to be under two weeks at the time of the session, please.
Many thanks to Jo, Amy and Sharisse at Jo Frances Photography I loved the course! And to any Mummy’s of our model bubbies reading this – THANK YOU (you guys make gorgeous kids, you lucky things!)