Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Newborn Photography; My First Shoot

Yesterday was the day I took pictures of my friend Mindi's new baby. I went over to her house while the kids went to a sitter (again, Emily is a lifesaver), and I stayed about two and half hours. We worked on newborn time! Here are a few of my favorites.
Okay, so I have more favorites! Like a shot of her feet. And one where she's crying in a tutu. If you would like to see more, I have some more in my Flickr account, found HERE. I am trying to email the full set to Mindi, as she left on vacation today. I don't think my satellite connection can handle the file sizes, even all zipped up and only a few pics in each folder. (If, by the way, you know of any brilliant ideas for emailing lots of high res photos, please share!)
Baby K was was great. I am just thrilled that the pics came out okay. I was nervous, because I still have so much to learn. Mindi has a huge east facing window which allowed lots of light into the room. I angled the backdrop and the baby at about 45 degrees with her head toward the window. The props were all Mindi's. The backdrop itself was black or white muslin sheeting, and the "ground" was covered in black or white felt. I used both my 50mm 1.8 and my 28-135mm 3.5-5.6 lenses. I think I ended up using the 50mm f/1.8 the most, though.
I hope she let's me practice on K as she gets older!

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