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I thought that photographing newborns would be a no brainer but I'm having a little trouble getting pictures of my daughter Norah. My first problem is that I just can't seem to get a good angle on her, I'm used to taking pictures of her much larger brother. What angles would you suggest for a newborn?
Also, how do I get the background to look nice? I have a fuzzy blanket to lay her on but I wonder if it has to be much bigger to cover the background?
if you can use the the blanket to fill in the entire background, that would be great... do you use any editing programs??
as for posing ideas, now that your daughter is already a month and a half old, your mostly not (but still is possible, there is that 1 out of 10 chance) going to get newborn newborn poses.. when we photograph newborns, it's typically from 0-14 days old, because they are still very sleepy then, they let you pose them but you are about a month late from that "deadline" lol... SO... you can still pose her other ways, here are some examples!
Also don't forget about the details... how small her feet are in comparison to your hand, or putting your wedding rings on her toes... If you can have her snuggled in daddy's arms, with a black sheet as a background that would be great. have fun!
I just did a shoot with a 7 week old, I will post pictures when I have them edited. You can also use a lot of wraps to co-ordinate with your blankets, Also with a girl you can use different headbands to get variety. Make sure you use a space heater, works wonders on keeping baby settled and sleepy.