Right now I’m really missing working with my couples and clients. Sure, I’m still in the newborn love bubble of my own, but I’m ready to get back shooting, and know I wont be able to do this for a while with everything that is going on at the moment. But, just because  I can’t get out there to take  newborn and family pictures, doesn’t mean that I don’t want to connect with those new mums, the ones that have just had their little loves or have them arriving soon

. Getting those early days newborn pictures is a treat, the days fly by and they change so fast. It’s a total cliche but it’s true, I watch it happen with my own on a daily basis. Especially at the moment with Otto it seems everyday he’s looking more alert and changing, his cheeks are getting bigger and so are his demans! 😉  So, Ive popped some tips together of how to take some pictures, like I would on a shoot in your own home, since you cant have someone out to do it.

Ive broken down some of the basic elements I use when shooting my home sessions.  I’ve kept it simple because there is enough going at home already without a ridiculous shot list  – or would you want one? When I’m actually there on a shoot, there is actually way more that takes place, but I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone, but maybe you’d like to see more poses for mums? Like I say, I’m missing connecting with my lovely clients so any questions that people have let me know and I’ll try and answer them.

Here is the video that I put together.

The basics are:

  1. Find good light.
  2. Get size perspective
  3. Don’t forget the details
  4. Play with different angles
  5. Try different outfits/naked/muslins
  6. Use rule of thirds
  7. Think solo framing/ group framing/ gallery wall

There is actually 8 things that I wanted to mention but did my slide as 7  – oh well, we learn as we go 😉 – the last one is you. Don’t forget to get in the frame yourself!!