I’ve recently created a new website for my Newborn Baby Photography business and thought I’d just explain a little about what I’ve been doing.
Several months ago, before the summer that never was (it does feel like we hardly had a summer this year), in line with my policy of constant personal improvement, I attended a training course that concenrated on Newborn Baby Photography, it was a course arranged by the Master Photographer’s Association.
I travelled to the midlands and spent a full day in a very hot room whilst being taught about a new style of newborn posing, calming and saftety practices. It was a great day out and I learnt lots and lots, by 6pm I was exhausted both by the quantity of material I’d taken onboard and also because I’d been in a room at 26 or 27 degrees Celcius for most of the day.
The whole topic of Newborn saftey was given centre stage and was returned to on numerous occasions, it obviously deserved this much attention as it had to be at the heart of everything you do as a newborn photographer. Indeed, the Master Photographer’s Association is working with the Royal College of Midwives towards a qualification that photographers can attain to show that they have been properly trained in this very important skill set.
The next few weeks following the training course, I had some very young visitors, babies under 14 days old. Here are a couple of photographs I created with them.