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10 Adorable Holiday Newborn Photos!

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Holiday Photography, Photography Backdrops

10 Adorable Holiday Newborn Photos | Backdrop Express Photography Blog The holidays are upon us soon, and it’s time to begin planning your winter and Christmas portrait packages! Whether you’re new to photographing newborns, or focus on baby photography entirely, here are 10 amazingly adorable holiday newborn photos from our very own customers to help inspire you with posing, Christmas backdrop and prop ideas for the upcoming season!
Share YOUR holiday newborn photos with us – we’d love to show them off on our blog too! 

Newborn Photography: A Guide to Baby’s First Year Photo Packages

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Tips

Newborn Photography: A Guide to Baby’s First Year Photo Packages Baby photography continues to be a thriving niche in the photography world, and some savvy newborn photographers are taking their business to the next level by offering full-year packages. These “Baby’s First Year” packages are a delight for both new parents and the photographer, as both get to see the newborn grow, mature and progress in their first year on the planet. New parents actually appreciate being marketed for Baby’s First Year packages, as most of them do not want to miss a moment of these formative times with their bundle of joy.

Newborn Portraits: A Guide to Working with Cheesecloth

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Props, Photography Tips

Newborn Portraits: Working with Cheesecloth
Cheesecloth wraps have become a very popular accessory in the world of newborn photography. Their soft, gauzy texture lend themselves to the light, ethereal and serene feel that many mothers are looking for in their baby’s first portraits. Dyed cheesecloth is very effective for swaddling or wrapping babies safely and snugly so that they can be set up in a variety of photogenic poses.

A Beginner’s Guide to Newborn Composite Photos

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Tips

Guide to Newborn Composite Photos Have you ever seen a photo of a slumbering infant hanging precariously from a drape or hammock that was “impossibly” high up in a thin tree branch? How about a newborn somehow holding their own head in their hands among adorable props in a posed photo? Then you’ve likely just witnessed the magic of newborn photography compositing. Compositing makes the “impossible” possible. (If it wasn’t compositing, then the parent and photographer were being needlessly reckless in their posing choices.)

7 Tips for Photographing Your Own Kids

Written by Backdrop Express Photography Team on . Posted in Baby & Child Photography, Photography Tips, Portrait Photography

7 Tips for Photographing Your Own Kids | Backdrop Express Blog

Is your kid one of those “strong-willed” types who makes it frustrating (and nearly impossible) to get a good photo of them? When it comes to photographing kids, just about every parent has been there! Yes, we’ve all seen the photos of kids who seem to be absolute angels in front of the lens, but unless you were there at the shoot, you never know really took place; it’s possible that angelic smile was the result of much struggle, angst and patience.

From crying at the shoot to making faces to running from the camera, you just never know how a kid is going to react. Being photographed is confusing and stressful for some youngsters; they may not fully understand what’s going on. With others, it can be a battle of wills that tests your patience to the limit. But don’t give up just yet; try these seven tips that can save a shoot and help you get truly hearwarming photos of your own kids:

7 Tips for Photographing Siblings

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7 Tips for Photographing Siblings | Backdrop Express Photography Blog Have you ever looked at an adorable portrait of siblings and wondered how on earth the photographer did that? If you have kids of your own, you might be even more perplexed; how to stave off that intense sibling rivalry vibe just long enough to capture some great shots? Yes, it IS possible; you just need to know how to create the right conditions and atmosphere to allow the “kinder, gentler” sides of their personalities to shine forth. Here are seven tips for capturing heart-warming, truly memorable sibling portraits:

6 Babies Who Aren’t Too Happy About Getting Their Picture Taken

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5 Babies Who Aren't Too Happy About Getting Their Picture Taken | Backdrop Express BlogPhoto by Halley’s Photography

One second they’re giggling… and then the next they’re screaming! We all know babies can be a tough subject to photograph. While we try our best to calm and soothe them – sometimes we can capture a tear-filled moment that’s just as memorable as a hearty smile. Here are just a few examples we found from our baby photography loving customers…