Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography, Maternity & Baby Photography by Jennifer Starr » Kansas City Dog & Pet Photography, Maternity & Baby Photography by Jennifer Starr

Bringing a Studio Feel to You for Newborn Photos

Since I still have a couple months left before our daughter’s arrival, who better to model my latest newborn prop idea? That’s right – Remington. He’s been my first and #1 model since I began this business.  I’ve been heavy in research on the best techniques and ideas for newborn photos so I can be well prepared for my own newborn pics and yours! See Barks, Bumps & Babies for more details on announcement, maternity and baby pics.

I primarily shoot outdoors and on-location. However, I’ve added some in-home opportunities for newborn photos.  For example, I can bring my backdrop stand, props, posing fabric and backdrops to your home to make things a bit easier and simplified. Since newborn photos are best within the first 10 days of birth, I imagine new mothers probably don’t have an incredible amount of energy to load up the car with the essentials and drive to an unfamiliar location.  Coming to your home also allows me to take sweet and candid lifestyle images of you and your new family in the nursery or various areas of your home. If you haven’t already, be sure to read my latest post on tips to prepare for your upcoming newborn shoot.

These are the key items I incorporated in this shot below:

  • 50mm f/1.4 lens
  • Backdrop stand
  • Heavy duty clamps
  • Beanbag chair
  • Large textured blanket from Target
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The final image. Isn’t he the cutest and BEST behaved model?!

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Remington weighs about 17 lbs. Newborns usually weigh between 7-9 lbs, so this setup can definitely support a baby. I plan to use this setup for small dogs and newborns as well.

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A peek underneath the blanket. This is a standard, firm beanbag chair.

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