How to Fill a Newborn Beanbag Poser

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newborn beanbag poser Newborn beanbag posers are a helpful tool for newborn photographers shooting posed portraits. These large and comfortable but firm cushioners act as a sturdy, elevated base for positioning newborn babies in various poses. Backdrop Express offers a full line of newborn posing pillows and beanbags that are suitable for helping position babies in a variety of popular poses. Once you’ve ordered your new posing accessories, you’ll need to fill them! There are several recommended options for filler materials, like polyester stuffing, plastic pellets, polystyrene beads or even rice. Beanbag fill can be purchased at many big box stores or online.

10 of OUR Favorite Cake Smash Sessions!

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cake smash How often do you photograph cake smashes for first birthdays? Do you like customizing your setup (backdrop paper, props, cakes, etc.) for each special guest? We do too, and we love seeing how unique and fun cake smash sessions can get! Here are a few of our favorite birthday cake smash sessions from our awesome customers!
Which one is YOUR favorite?

How to Prepare for a Newborn Photo Shoot

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How to Prepare for a Newborn Photo Shoot | Backdrop Express Photography Blog

When it’s time to get their picture taken, newborn babies don’t pose. This fact is one of the most important things to know about newborn photography, and it will be a constant in your baby photography adventures should you choose this area of specialty or if you are a parent looking to document those earliest moments in your child’s life. Because babies don’t pose, you’ll have to be flexible, spontaneous and in the moment. The good news is that this can work to your advantage — some of the most artful and compelling baby photography often happens when the infant falls asleep during the shoot. That said, there are some steps that can help baby, parents and the photographer to prepare for a newborn photo shoot and bring out images that touch the heart:

10 Tips for Priceless, Professional Newborn Photography Posing

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newborn posing props Newborn photography is in a league all its own; every new parent seeks it out, and the results can create family treasures that delight for generations. The key to the most stellar results is strongly based in your newborn photography posing techniques. While newborn posing offers a realm of virtually unlimited possibilities (especially with a newborn posing beanbag and digital editing software), there are some newborn posing basics that can work for you in nearly any scenario. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or new to the realm of infant photography, equip yourself with these infant posing basics:

Posed vs. Lifestyle Newborn Photography

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 Newborn Photography

A newborn is only a newborn for around two weeks. The little one then graduates to infant for the next three months, is considered a baby until around age one, and a toddler up to about age three. While these designations are somewhat subjective, it can’t be denied that the “newborn” stage is the briefest and most fleeting. Parents who seek out newborn photography only have a small window of time in which to capture this precious stage in their child’s history. With such a limited time frame, both photographer and parents should strive for the most optimal decisions and results possible. Two of the main options available for documenting newborns are posed and lifestyle photography. Each style has its benefits, and both photographer and parents must determine what scenario will be best for the family’s needs and preferences.

Tips & Tricks for Offering Creative Superhero Photo Shoots for Kids

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Tips & Tricks for Offering Creative Superhero Photoshoots for Kids It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s… the next awesome phase of your photography business — superhero kid photography! Superhero photo shoots are shaping up to become the next big trend in kid photography. If you’ve been around young kids, you already know that they are all about their imaginations, especially between the ages of 4 and 10. They literally live there; some spend weeks at a time in a superhero persona — so why not help parents to document it? Superhero photo shoots aren’t just for Halloween, either — although scheduling them at this time of year certainly makes sense. Already planning a superhero photo shoot? Shop our Baby & Kid Backdrops to find the perfect background for your studio!