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Shoot: 2 Month Old

Lesson 5 from: Bumps to Babies: Photographing Motherhood

Kelly Brown, Sue Bryce

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5. Shoot: 2 Month Old

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Shoot: 2 Month Old

Here out twins that were hidden on the very last day of my last course I just got to give a special shout out for this because this is a really cool kelly these two babies came directly from the hospital they had not even been to their new home yet and they were twins just incredible so it's really special that we can have them here again as our three month old babies so thank you for bringing them isabel and ella correct beautiful so what are you picking out over there? Kelly? I was just putting some things away, but the last time they were here I put them on the beanbag and I used to wrap around them to put them together. I want to put them together again I'm not going to do it on the floor because it's a hard surface, they're not sitting up, they're not able to put go on their stomach and lift their head for long periods of time, so I'm going it's going to get frustrating for them. So what I'm going to do is keep it really simple again, put them together side by side and just see wh...

at type of reactions in connection I can get from them use um texture all that kind of stuff put a wrap but I'm cured and this are different okay, so last time I had this around wth um and I just tied it underneath um so this is a nice soft soft bag and it's good they're gonna sink in there and it's gonna really coming around them and support them so bring them over because they're older I'm not going tio I'm not gonna handle older babies as much as I would a newborn I will handle them but they're in a new environment and they don't know me hi I go I just get so but I'm going to give the parents you know, instructions on how they can help me so I'm gonna get you to put them both down side by side hid here bottom here face up there blanket yes, please you look sleeping hey, so I'm gonna get you both to stay pretty close by as well in place of what I'm gonna do it because I'm going to shoot from that side I'm going to get you both onto this side and they're moving so much more than a little harmony that was just in here like they're wriggling and can't so I'm going to swap sides with you and I'm gonna come around here I know hi so what I've done is I have this really long scarf it's nothing special and I'm just going to bring it in and around them and just to sort of give them something teo alu look at these legs look at your long legs so this this age would definitely be the perfect age for nappy covers, actually, do you know what I have? This is so cute. Watch those babies. I have matching little skirts, so they may be a little bit big, but I think they're going to go over and they're gonna cover these because they're going to kick out of any type of rap because they legs a strong but just to cover and add some detail and some texture will put these on little beautiful. We tried to help me. Can you do this? Oh hee hee hee! They just need to know you're close by she's wondering why you're dressing me come in, maybe give may pick her up and give her a little cut. Yeah, so with like you can see that they need to be comforted and I've had I've thought I'm going to use those skirts. I would've had them on before they even came on set. But, um, today, how often do they sleep now during the day? All of this is naptime. So when you're looking at a session with babies this age that do have nap times it's really going to do to find out what time you know? They're awake time isn't a book that session in during their awake time because you know they're tired and they don't know why they hear that understand what what we're trying to do to them and some scary told ladies trying to put something frilly on you like they don't get it so and this is their big brother. What is his name? Brooks brooks he wants that everybody was laughing ah, when not laughing we think they're beautiful. You're very lucky. Oh, she's got a handful here, let me help you. Okay, so, yeah, I would just talk to them throughout this whole process, but this is this is quite a hard age for maid of photograph. You know, there's probably some photographers out there that loved photographing this age, but I find you know that two to four months age quite hard because you know, they they do still have quite long sleeps in a lot off them compared to a baby that say, you know, eight, ten months old, they sleep more, but but for longer periods, but yeah, they have more wait times, but she's staring at me now they're both staring at me wonder what they're thinking let's see if we can lay them down again, but before you do so what I'm gonna do, I'll get it for you that's gone on the floor sir I'm just gonna come around the side of the bag and I'm just gonna add a couple of support here in here just for their little arms and things I'm going to go right to the very bottom layer of my blankets because if I put it under that top layer we're going to see it but if I go all the way underneath it's just a nice smooth and I don't want to put anything too high up underneath their heads because they're goingto it's gonna bring their ten forward I'm shooting about so having a really good plan of what you are going to do with each baby is such a good idea I only found out yesterday what sort of eight what sex is and everything we were having coming in so I was like, oh what if I got I can use with these babies is exciting and I've got all new things to play with so it's pretty pretty fun for me so when you think they're ready I'll get you to pop them back down in that same position and I'm gonna get ready with my camera because I'm going to shoot as quickly as possible before they um yeah mom said freak out okay I am ready so if you want to come onto this side something so cute and this age is such a great age to photograph with the parents because home oh no I thought it was going to get her attention well, you can pick her up if you like and is there do we have another baby another age that weaken keep shooting with and it's not anybody's fault like if a baby is unsettled when they come in for this session that's just them they're all so unique and so different and they have their own agenda they going to do what they want to do at that point in time we can't make them lay down and have a photo is say you have to go with the flow do you wanna do we have any questions? Absolutely ladies having a motion down the audience you're welcome get treaty to come and grab you but we'll we'll get you back in here we have a question you know watching you stylized the babies and put skirts on and headbands and just the way that you uh swallow them and everything I'm not how long did it take you to learn to style style babies like that? I know you make it look so easy and I know that it's so not one of my jobs was a window dresser for a company in australia a retail company and I's thio going around and do merchandising and window displays and things like that so I had to learn very quickly what sort of colors and textures went well together and knowing how to balance something so um you had like if I think he can use any type of texture as long as it's in a very similar color palette it looks really good a question from sofia w in the newborn class we saw that all the babies we're asleep that was the goal and you just mentioned about finding out what the nap time wass so she just want to clarify should we get them at what age is in this like one to twelve months? Do we want them awake or are any of those ages that we want them asleep like these twins would we want them asleep? No, definitely not so yeah, I would not try to make a baby older than five to six weeks go to sleep because they're just too aware of our touch in our movement and we saw with our little one month old baby that every time I touched her she reacted with the movement and so when that if if they're overtired or anything like that if they're they've got a little bit of a pain or anything, any type of movement touch is going to stimulate them and they're going to be aware of what's going on around them they're not gonna go into a deep sleep for anything like that so I would um I would definitely try and get a cz much awake shots as possible but again that's why my sessions for, you know, the one month through the twelve months, a shorter than my newborn sessions, because they are awake and they don't stay awake all day. They get tired, they get cranky, they get overstimulated, they get bored, so they end year. They know what they want.

Class Materials

bonus material with purchase

Keynote Slides Day 1
Baby Book Templates
Birth Announcements
Keynote Slides Day 2
Keynote Slides Day 3
Online Proofing Cards
Session Reminders
Baby Scrapbook JPEGS
Marketing Book
Scrapbook PSD Files
Font Guide for PSD Layers
Family Posing Guide
Maternity Posing Guide
9 Months In The Making
Photographing Motherhood Part 1.mp4
Photographing Motherhood Part 2.mp4
Photographing 5 Week Twins.mp4

Ratings and Reviews

Candice Tizzard

I love kelly, LOVE LOVE LOVE her. She is a wonderful photographer, so calm and patient. That is the style that I have when photographing. I liked Sue's portion, however, I did skip over most of it, because I found that she kept talking about the same things. Sue has a great personality bubbly and funny, she just over talked the some topics.

a Creativelive Student

i LOVE this workshop!Sue Bryce is AWESOME!! I'm enjoying learning how to pose the mum to make her look beautiful. and I want to specialise in maternity and newborns... Thank you soooo much! I'm learning so much.... Kylie, NSW Australia


I LOVE this workshop, it is absolutely amazing material and I enjoying watching it again and again! Every time I learn something new from it. And you can't imaging how thankful I am!! Sue and Kelly - your are the best in maternity and newborns!! Love you both so much!!!

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