Baby and kid photographers don’t have it easy when it comes to working with subjects and posing. When the perfect smile is captured in one shot amidst 100 other blurred faces as your model darts away, it can get tiring! Full of energy and an inquisitive nature, young boys take tact and patience to guide them through a successful portrait session. Here are 7 simple tips to keep in mind when photographing and posing boys to capture fun and genuine portraits.
What’s cuter than a peacefully sleeping newborn baby? Perhaps one snugly swaddled in a soft cloth wrap, bundled in a rustic bowl or even dressed in a sweet teddy bear hat. What about placed on a vintage wooden floor? We’ve seen our photography floordrops popularly used for newborns and baby portraits, especially our rustic and distressed wood floordrops. The vintage look is very popular in portrait photography and these studio floordrops can help you, as a photographer, set any scene you wish to make each and every portrait session unique. Check out these BE customer photos featuring one of our popular floordrops and tell us which one is YOUR favorite!
Newborn posing bowls and crates are trendy studio props that can bring your newborn photography to the next level! Rustic bowls add interesting character, prompt creative posing and can help fill the frames nicely. Stocking up on newborn props and accessories are important to provide a wide offering to diverse clients who may be looking for special portrait styles or themes for their newborn. Providing a perfectly-sized, small area to lay your newborn model in gives a much easier foundation to pose with rather than laying them on a large bed or floor mat where they may lay flat and unflattering.
School’s out, kids are home and not a lot’s going on this summer? Make it a weekly activity for your kids to plan out their very own special summertime photo shoots! Build up an inventory of summer backdrops and props to go along with your sweet models and encourage their (and your!) imaginations to run wild!
Your quest to become a successful, respected professional photographer will likely have both highs and lows, as with any pursuit in life. If you’re brand new to the field, there will inevitably be a learning curve and some “growing pains” for even the most talented photographers. However, there are some things you can do to make the road to building your confidence as a photographer easier and more enjoyable. Use these six key steps to become a skilled and confident photographer more rapidly:
With social media so readily available for free, it should be a pillar of your photography marketing efforts. Instagram photographers are able to network, make connections, and garner followers that can eventually become clients, all while promoting their best work. Instagram is made for sharing photos, so what better way to promote a photography business? Here’s how to make the most of Instagram for photography marketing:
Do you offer special portrait mini sessions for all holidays through the year? Occasions like Valentine’s Day, Easter and 4th of July definitely call for fun and creative photos of the kids each year to remember the holiday and share with friends! As the temperatures rise into the summer months, a simple 4th of July backdrop, cute American outfit and red, white & blue props are all that’s needed for a simple yet memorable mini session indoors or outside! Here’s some of our favorite 4th of July photography below – we hope you can find some inspiration for the upcoming holiday next month!