During your pre-shoot consultation we will discuss many things; among them we will talk about newborn photo props. Every newborn session has at least two components. Beanbag poses and a minimum of one prop. Some sessions may include features with family or additional props, but for now I want to focus on the different types of props and the poses that come with them.
Over the years I have collected many custom and unique props, and in some cases I have even made some specifically for use with newborns during a photo shoot.
Today we are focusing on the "Bowl" pose.
This pose is done with the baby lying on their backs. Props range from large bowls to shallow baskets or wooden crates. This is probably the easiest prop to use with all babies, and is my go to as a starter prop. If baby is fussy I can easily swaddle the baby, which normally calms them right down, and get some gorgeous images at the start of any session.
Therena C. Art & Photography, Campbell River, BC, Vancouver Island, Professional Maternity & Newborn Photographer