Hey everyone!! I have been away for quite some time buuuuuuut I have learned SO much in the year and some months doing photography that I had to share. Several of you have seen my desperate out-cries in the past begging for some kind of direction. Looking back the other day, I realized just how far I have come. There is SO much involved in capturing the perfect photo...Lighting, equipment, posing, back drops, techniques, wrapping, and so much more! I love all photography, but newborns are my favorite...even if they are the most challenging. Enough babbling! So, I attached a photo of my very first newborn session and my very last. Check out the difference. Feel free to laugh, leave advice, or just some kind words! My lighting is still tricky among many other things but I'm branching out with my posing and wraps as you can see. My best tip for getting baby good and sleepy is a full belly, white noise close-by, and a space heater!! Those are my life lines. I have been very mindful of my angles as well, making sure I can at least see baby's face for one...and two, attempting more flattering angles. More head, less butt I guess! Ha! LightRoom has been my biggest savior overall!! I learned a lot in LightRoom but still have so much to dive into. My lighting is just 2 soft boxes and honestly, I can't remember the dimensions but they aren't very big. I'm shooting with a Canon 80D and a 35mm lens just so I can get a wider angle if needed. I was using a 50mm for portraiture but this has worked for me lately. I do miss the background blur from my 50mm but I can mimic it in Photoshop I suppose. It takes A TON of patience and strong stomach because you WILL get peed/pooped on. It's not a matter of "if", but "when". Ha!! It is the most challenging yet rewarding shoot in my opinion.