Really love #1!
# 4,5, and 7 are also up there as faves.
Great lighting, posing, etc on everything, really.:thumbup:
Couple thoughts on these 2 shots:
#2---The fact that there are only 3 hands (instead of a pair, or two pairs) in the shot really jarred my brain...it automatically registered as "not right".
#3---Though I know what you were going for here, there is that element of "baby going out in the garbage bag" thing happening...which I'm pretty sure you didn't intend . (Now, I might have a stork photo you could Photoshop in there, to make it look like the baby is being carried in it's beak )
These 2 might just be my brain overreacting, but those were my initial thoughts, anyway!
To me, that tuell one represents how the baby was inside mommy only days earlier. The other ideas I only read about, but they were not my immediate association.
I also like the last, for that also represents somehow how baby was only days before. (I used to marvel at the fact that that tiny, but perfect little person could have fitted inside me only a day earlier when mine were only just born! That's maybe why I like see the "before" situation represented in newborn photos).
The idea on number 3 is the one that gets me most customers of my newborn sessions...Everyone seems to love it, and hey, I dont blame them. I sometimes use the blue or pink, but white deff. works better. You did a great job on these !
Well I can't say I am shocked about the comments on #3. I think you either love or hate the shot in tulle look. I must say though Parents seem to love it.
#2 I know what you mean about the hand. I saw that afterward and had a "note to self" one of each hand next time! Thanks though for also pointing it out!
#3. I see what you all are saying. I personally do like the shot and i do think the baby is quite comforatable and does not borderline abuse at all! That is how baby was just 1 week ago, and babies are most comfortable feeling like they are back in the womb.
I was going to digitally add in a ribbon/bow to it after, but have not got around to it. Maybe that would be more appealing. I love the idea of the stork too!
As for my setup etc.
24-105 USM lens
speedlite 580EX II
huge window providing natural light...
large black blanket for black backdrop
I know that parents love the third one. I haven't done it yet but hope to in the future, but I personally just don't like that type of photo. It's just a love it or hate it kind of pose. I absolutely love everything else.