I could photograph sleeping babies all day long. The sweetness, the innocence, the calm…. I jus’t can’t get enough. I wanted to share a few tips on prepping for a sleeping beauty session! This is my very own sleeping princess!
Prepare!! Prepare!! Prepare!!
1. BEFORE: Know your light! Check out your babies nursery on where the light falls through out the day! You want bright even lighting with as much light and little shadows as possible! Unfortunately the light in my nursery is less then ideal! And lucking out on the baby sleeping and the light being right an take some work (or luck!) I opened her blinds and adjusted her curtains to block patches of light from hitting her crib.
2. BEFORE: Set the stage… If you have a bumper on the bed fold back one side in the front so you have a clear view between some of the rails. Remove anything that may distract from the baby like blankets, stuffed animals, pacifiers etc.
3. BEFORE: Stock the room. I run a fan all the time in her room for white noise, but it helps to conceal the camera clicks! I moved anything in her room that may prevent me from easily move to spots! (I used my camera to see the best angles before putting her down). I placed a step stool near her crib to help get a better view. I also left my camera and two lenses ready to go.
Move move move!! I used lots of different angles. Through the crib slats, from above, from the side…
Focus on the details! Tiny toes, ears, belly buttons…. All the sweet parts!
And most important!
Put your camera down and just enjoy the serenity that is a sleeping baby! They are only this little for a blink of an eye! Tear….