Welcome folks! Well, this is just my second blog on Baby photoshoot. I cannot really describe myself as an Infant photographer, as I have been into this genre of photography since only few months. Recently, I have had a memorable photoshoot for Bourni, a cute little angel of just 5 months; and it is a pleasure to share my experience during the photo session with my fellow photographers and my readers. Happy reading guys!
Infancy, arguably the sweetest period of our lives, is probably the toughest to capture in accordance with its mysterious yet emotional essence. The age bar of 5th-6th month is indeed a milestone! Babies will be grabbing for toys, laughing, and even sitting up! Well, on the other side, this age is quite mysterious for them too. They tend to open themselves to the outside world, make connections, and yes, sometimes they do want attention. This is a great age to be photographed. But, it is quite tricky to capture the worth of their mixed emotion as we don’t really understand their likes or dislikes.
I had absolute pleasure to meet little Borni and her parents on her 5th month shoot! When Bourni’s mom reached out to me for a photoshoot from USA, I quickly asked her Borni’s age. I was super excited to know that I was just going to meet an angel doll of 5 months. I love capturing babies at this age. On their Holiday trip to India, I have done this shoot.
Borni enjoyed her tummy time as she couldn’t sit properly and just kept engaging herself to balance on her tummy! Honestly, the things that they do at their 5th-6th month, they will be never doing again in their lifetime unless posed. She can pull any object towards her, start to practice moving objects from one hand to other. This is definitely one of the most magical experiences ever to their parents.
I conducted the photo-session in the comfort of their home. Doing indoor infant photography, also gave me a lot to experiment with the natural light. I enjoyed shooting her in natural framing as well as with props. We planned for equipment and props atleast one week before. Pre-planning for props sometimes can come handy to ensure a comfortable and charming environment for the baby. Her parents shared their ideas on inclusion of toys and other props too with me atleast 3 days before so I can ensure to make time for any additional shots.
Though I personally, don’t think babies need a lot of props or clothing to enhance photos for that matter, but addition of them can be fun for both the baby and for the photographer. It gives a lot of different frames to experiment with and can add versatility to their charming personalities! But yes, a bit of caution, folks! Make sure that the baby remains the centre of attention of the photo! As I told that the shoot of this age is best done at their homes and that’s what I did! Hope you like the set below.