Capturing The First Year {Newborn}


newborn-lifestyle-photography-9Welcome Baby!

It’s taken a few weeks for me to put together some more photos to welcome our third boy but it turns out that little Mattheus didn’t read the manual on ‘Newborn Photography‘ and out of all the hours he sleeps, infront of the camera is not one of them :-) More cuddle time for me! Infact it has become quite the joke around our house; nothing and I mean nothing will wake him at times! Though as soon as I  set up to photograph him he’ll promptly wake! 

I was crazily excited to photograph my own sleeping newborn! Though I loved each and every newborn session I was able to do with the families I worked with during the time of my business,  there was something about it being my own that would take the pressure off a little! I’d have endless time and no interruptions, if I missed a moment I could just go ahead and redo it the next day, right?! As well as hoping I’d perfect certain skills I felt I could improve on. All of my newborn sessions had taken place in the studio where the variation of lighting and change in focal points was limited. This left me longing to use natural light, making the most of my prime lens.

I found some great ideas on how to make DIY newborn wraps and I had every intention of using these tips to dye them for a different look. But. That word again! Mr Doesn’t-Sleep-Much lost his bendiness after ten days, and I lost my small window of opportunity to create the bundled up poses! So I settled for a semi posed-semi lifestyle look ;-)

I used natural light from the windows and set the ISO to 400. I used my Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens keeping the aperture at f/2.8 for the shots of the baby and f/1.8 for the details of the nursery.

We absolutely love this little guy and I can’t wait to take some pictures with the siblings!

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