A friend of mine had a baby in July, and I offered to take some pictures for her so I could practice. We ended up talking for a long time, and by the time I took the pictures, Caleb was a little cranky, but I did get a few good ones. He has an older sister that I think I'll take pictures of next time, she kept wanting to be in the pictures and I had to tell her to move. I converted all of these to B/W, then did a little blur and used a Soft Light layer to up the contrast. I always gravitate towards more contrasty images. I know the cropping isn't perfect on some of these, I messed up on a few for getting everything in the frame. I was paying attention to catchlights, and I think I did pretty well on those. For lighting/backdrop I have some white material that I put on the ground and put him near a window (on the right). There wasn't quite as much light as I would have liked, I had to keep moving him. I know the background isn't that great either. Does anyone have some suggestions on good material to get for newborn shots? I'm not to the point where I want to buy a background/lighting, so I want to be able to use natural light and something that is portable for a backdrop. Also, if you're going "on location" for a newborn shoot, what do you do for lighting? Just hope they have big windows? Thanks everyone for looking!