This is how you take newborn pictures, right?

We took some newborn pictures of Ms. Navi at the house a few days ago. I read up online about the best way to take pictures of newborns and pretty much everything I read said to keep the room at 90+ degrees. If the room is nice and toasty, then baby can be in all their birthday suit glory but still keep warm enough to stay asleep. Makes sense. What I did not read about was people laying on the ground as props in order to pose baby juuuuussst right without waking them up. Enter the human photo prop, aka: Mom. Also, why am I wearing gloves you ask? Because it was a million degrees in the room and my hands were sweaty and I didn't want to get wet marks on her skin when I was maneuvering her around. Yep. We are totally stable over here ;) All in all we got some pretty great shots though so it was totally worth it!  

You can find her ruffled diaper cover here.


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  1. Your baby is beyond beautiful!! I'm a new follower! Love your photos. What kind of camera do you use? I have a canon tsi and my photos do not come out nearly as perfect as uours do. :/

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    1. Awww thanks, Gina! We think so too ;)... and welcome! Thanks for the photo props, it means a lot! I'm always working hard to better my photog skills and I'd like to think I'm making some progress (slowly but surely!). All photos on this blog are taken either with my Canon Rebel XS or my iPhone. The pictures from this post are from my Rebel and I currently use a 50mm f/1.8 when shooting (though the pictures in these post were just taken with the regular kit lens. The biggest tip I can give (and I don't know that I'm really all that qualified to give tips at all) is to learn your camera inside and out. This is something I'm still working on....figuring out all the little setting quirks can be quite overwhelming! You can usually find some pretty good tutorials through YouTube if you sift through enough junk. Secondly, invest in a good lens. From what photographer friends tell me, its really more about the lens than the camera (the 50mm f1.8 is a nice starter lens because its relatively cheap and its an all-around-get-the-job-done type of lens). And thirdly, get your settings off of Auto mode. Manual shooting is really where its at... theres a time and a place for flash but that time and place isn't very often, you know? (As you can see from these pictures above, I hadn't figured that out quite yet...). Anyway, hope that was helpful and let me know if you have any more questions and I will do my best to answer them with what I've learned so far :)

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