I think by now you are all familiar with the subject… my brand-new baby girl Drew.
Also showcased in these images is my baby blanket, made for me by my much-missed Great Aunt Marie. I remember dragging this poor blanky on many, many car trips. Sleeping in the foot well of the back seat because I convinced myself that it was more comfortable than the luxurious velour bench seat available to me in my dad’s Caprice Classic. (And of course this was at a time that seat belts were as useless as those oxygen masks on an airplane… “Does anyone ever actually use those things?”)
Anyhoo, I digress. I decided it would be appropriate to take photos of my baby girl on my childhood blanky. I found a spot on our bed where the sun drifted through the windows at just the right angle. I thought ahead and put a pee pee pad under the blanket, and stripped Drew down to her birthday suit.
I chose my 50mm lens, and began snapping photos.
I thought dogs moved a lot… Um, they are NOTHING compared to a newborn!!! She twitched and wiggled, took deep breaths blurring the torso of each image, she rolled her head right as I’d click the shutter.
I was able to capture a few keepers, but overall I need A LOT of work!!!
Any photo savvy folks out there with tips for photographing a newborn? I already figured out a few things from looking around on the internet… like I totally don’t have enough props. I need to buy her some funny hats, maybe a cute crocheted basket, write little notes that have funny little sayings. Other than that, um, I need help with technique.
In lieu of strong photo skills, I guess you can tell that I have a new favorite photo subject. I hope you’re not tired of seeing her yet. I promise I’ll have other things to talk about sometime soon.
Well, what’s the definition of “soon”? Maybe I should say I’ll talk about other things some day. But that sounds like a long time from now.
Maybe I should say – Stick around, things are gonna get fun! Perfect, no definition of time but implies that I’ll come up with new topics in a reasonable time frame.