I had this post ready since Oct 16, and for some reason I just hadn't published it. Here it is.
If you've read some of my past posts, you know that one of my goals when I started this Blog was to find a style of photography, and so this post is about that.
A few months ago I bought a class from creative live on newborn photography, and I got so hooked. Kelly Brown is such an amazing photographer from Australia. She knows her business, and definitely makes it look way easier than it actually is. Anyhow, when I finished watching I thought to myself, how hard can this be? all I need are some blankets, a window for natural light (Not even a flash!) a camera and a baby. And so the journey began.
First I talked with Samantha my girlfriend to see if she had any friends with newborn, and in less than 24hrs she I had an appointment to get to meet ¨the mom¨. And so I went ahead and bought a selection of blankets and cloths, with a wide range of colours and textures, and I actually bought a baby doll so I could practice before hand. I took this so seriously!
Then the meeting came. The mom had no idea how these things worked, so she was very open to try whatever i wanted, and she gave me creative control. So I wen´t over the basics, and we set the date for Saturday afternoon.
Saturday came, and oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! Not what I expected. Being that I've never had a baby, I didn´t expect it to be so hard to put a baby to sleep. Maybe it was bad luck, but I could´t get too many shots, we tried for about 4 hours, and we could only place the baby on the bed for about 15min total.
Then came the editing. On the creative live class Kelly Brown goes over editing, and it seems simple, and it actually is, but it is time consuming. So I did the Kelly Brown way with a couple of pictures. These three...
With the rest of the photos I just could not make enough time in my day to go over the whole editing process.
In the end, I had a happy customer, and I defenetly want to try a newborn session again, but from this first experience I´m not convinced that this is my thing. Hah...
I hope you liked the photos, and my silly story. Cheers.