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Kids Photography: Newborns

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Get started in kids photography. Learn techniques for capturing beautiful, expressive portraits of brand-new babies with these newborn photography tips.

New parents want photographs of their kids every step of the way—including all their first moments. Family photographer Lauren Enright shows how to plan, scout, and shoot beautiful photographs of new families. Learn techniques for taking portraits that capture a newborn's personality, and find out how to use backdrops in different areas of the home, capture spontaneous moments, and create your own DIY-backdrops for studio-like portraits.

Note: Lauren brings a portable studio setup to supplement the more casual lifestyle shots, but you can use these tips to capture great newborn photos with any camera and good natural light.


  • Welcome
1. Photo Session with a Newborn and Parents
  • Exploring the home space for the newborn photos
  • Taking the first photos of the newborn and parents
  • Photographing the newborn as his outfit is changed
  • Getting some photos with the baby in the parents' room
  • Creating a DIY backdrop for a studio-look baby portrait
  • Creating a little nest for a cozy baby photo
  • Reviewing final family photos and selects from the session

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