After Callan finally came home I wanted to attempt newborn pictures as soon as possible. I took a few days to adjust and then I set up my own little studio while the kids were at school. (He was about three weeks old in these photos).
I read up on-line some tips of using natural light. Of course most of the tips included professional set ups.. like the back drops and things. I bought these textured blankets from IKEA that I wanted to try and use. I knew I would use Madison's bean bag chair to put Callan on, but I wasn't sure how I was going to get a back drop. After a few failed attempts I finally threw it over the back of the couch and guess what?! It worked!
I used my Nikon D700, 50mm 1.8 lens, and a small reflector. I used photoshop to edit. I used a few different techniques so the images have different looks. Here are the results...
I used the bunny hat to get a large photo for my bunny themed nursery. I posted a few on Easter and here are a few more. (I ordered this one in an 11X14 and hung it up)
I also took a few shots of Madison with Callan in her new room. These are my favorite images!
I hope to get one of Tyler and Callan soon.
Thank you so so much for all your words of support and encouragement. I appreciated all of the comments and e-mails even though I couldn't respond to each one.