Joshua Tree Newborn Photographer: Marisa McDonald Photography
During the time I’ve been a Joshua Tree Newborn Photographer, I’ve had the honor of photographing TWO sweet babies for this family! They first came to me a little over a year ago when their first daughter was born. After that I had the pleasure of getting to know them even more as I met them for family sessions at the 6 month and one year milestones! Photographing baby brother’s newborn time was just the icing on the cake. Seeing big sister toddling around while baby brother napped so sweetly was just the icing on the cake. Things change so quickly! I can’t emphasize enough…capture these moments! I know this family has and I know they will never regret it!
P.S. That beautiful teal bump blanket is by the talented Stitches.Fiberworks!
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I’m going to start sharing a tip for photographers during each sessions hare. If you’d like to make sure you never miss a tip, be sure to subscribe to my email list so you will get my monthly newsletter with links to each post!
So here it is…tip #1! Many of the newborn images you see are misleading! Never try something that you haven’t studied! Of course you can wrap a baby and lay him/her down on a safe surface without too much worry but beyond that you need to be sure that you have studied all the ins and outs of baby safety before ever attempting a pose or technique. Even better…consider mentoring in person with an experienced newborn photographer (check out my two in person mentors, Michelle Salsman Photography and Rachel Vanoven Photography) ! I absolutely loved the froggy pose this session (the image featured at the top) but it is important for aspiring photographers to note that there was always an adult’s hand on baby for this shot. Hands were later edited out by compositing two different images in Photoshop. Baby’s safety was never compromised for a shot! Always use your common sense. If it doesn’t make sense for a baby to do something, you probably shouldn’t! There may be more going on behind the scenes of newborn images than you realize!
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