We have another great article from our friends at Bitsy Baby to share with you today. This article focuses on babies once they get to the sitting stage.
The sitting up stage, usually around 6 months, is a perfect baby milestone to capture in the studio. One great aspect about a sitting baby is they are generally happy and less challenging to photograph. I always recommend parents schedule their session after the baby’s morning nap to ensure a happy baby. Preparing parents for their photography session is an important aspect for a successful session. Then, moving from one set up or “look” to another smoothly and swiftly is key in capturing your variety of images.
We will generally begin in a high chair like this one to determine how well the baby can sit on her own.
Then we move to an unassisted sitting shot to show this big sitting milestone. A parent or assistant is always directly next to the baby out of the camera frame in case the baby looses her balance. We always have an assistant or parent with the baby whose only job is to spot the baby for support, reposition, and wipe drool as needed.
Then if baby is sitting well we move to an open chair or sofa. This shot really shows the size of the baby.
Now we have parents in and connect with their baby and these are always some of their favorite shots!
By this time we typically break for a snack and a change, then move on to more shots if the baby is still in a good mood.
If the weather permits and baby is willing we also try to get a couple shots outdoors.
About an hour into the session is when we start to see babies look like this shot here, this is when you know it’s time to call it a day =) If all is successful, we typically have a gallery of about 30 – 40 images.
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