The Creative Newborn Photography Studio

Lesson 38/38 - Posing Techniques


The Creative Newborn Photography Studio


Lesson Info

Posing Techniques

okay so we're just gonna go through basic transitions of how we start a session through to how we dio everything on the beanbag so tiffany's gonna go ahead and put her inside lying position we're going to try this unwrapped she's a pretty sleepy baby she's a little bit fussy she just spit up a lot so she's kind of just settling down from that so we're first just putting her inside line position to shoot that so to get the position right we obviously need a little bit more buildup on her head okay and then tiffany would place the hands to get her correct let her settle for a second sh you roll that light this way a little bit just in front of a little bit more weight that I would go ahead and shoot it that way we have a shot of baby you know where my s o hear its sweet sharp baby wait move on taco grande try taco so we're gonna go to taco pose next so what's gonna happen here is we're going to do a little bit of build up to give her more support I'm just putting towels underneath and th...

en we're going to swing her legs up underneath her bring the food out from below she's not super flexible she could do it but not really super effectively so I'm going to give it just a little bit of a different look bring that shoulder out all I did was folder in half now normally I like to see the feet she's not super flexible in here so I'm going to try to go ahead and get her into the pose a little bit more but I I just want to see your foot way there we go that's better and we would go ahead and shoot that which I'll just go ahead and really quickly dio since I'm ready to go now we'll move teo forward facing and how this works is tiffany brings the baby flom towards the front and I move all the build up with her we let her settle for a minute we need to bring her forward more so tiffany's gonna take your head I'm gonna bring her arms like that she needs a little support behind her I can feel her kind of slipping back a little bit so could someone hand me that washcloth right there awesome thank you I'll just go in with a little washcloth behind her bottom just to give her a little support there so she doesn't slip back okay into other yeah she might need to tilt to the to the side some babies um can go straight forward others need to tilt their head slightly to the side and that's pretty cute actually let's go ahead and shoot that too okay now we can move on to bowl so this is a uh more of a transition so um we have a receiving blanket anywhere go grab one real quick well go ahead and pop her in a blanket yeah pretty much I guess you know we could just transition straight from there let me grab a scarf really fast so we during some pretty really neutral so tiffany um is going to handle the baby I'm going to remove this buildup and pop in the bowl so that we can go switch to scarf post or to the the bull shot we call it and then I popped the scarf in she'll popper in their this's probably the biggest transition that we dio way tiffany hands me this half and go ahead and takes her head she's a big girl accused but cute cute as a button they're nice and tight pretty not then we rotator into that comma shape so drop her body here and then her head well twist like this and put it in a towel huh yeah okay okay okay you got one in there okay yeah that works should be cute darling ok then we make the scarf look cute over here position her hands tiffany poles on the blanket to get a good line and normally I would stand on a stool teo get my shot I'm just gonna go ahead and do it from here get a couple close is and now we move to ninety night which is a hat pose so let's do let's do this cute little brown one horrible yeah go and keep a wrapped easier she's a big girl who's going to squish your cheeks you are so cute oh yes yeah so we can almost just do it right here I just want to straighten her up a little bit don't work fine mama wants this image I can tell she's like this is so you're going on this one for me okay super cute I'm not too worried about what's down here I'm more worried about what's happening with from here up we'll go ahead and shoot little baby girl like this vertical when we're done that's the poses on the beanbag

Class Description

There are few images more powerful and moving than those capturing a newborn’s first days and months in the world. Join international award-winning photographer Julia Kelleher to learn how to create your own captivating style as an infant and newborn photographer.

Julia will teach you how to stand out in the crowded newborn photography market by honing your unique voice and artistic point of view. You’ll learn how to connect with clients and capture the spirit of the parent-child relationship in every image. Julia will also show you how to replace tired, familiar positioning with fresh, one-of-a-kind poses. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of all the composition elements that make infant portraits more personal, vibrant, and evocative. Julia will also cover tried-and-true sales and pricing methods — so that selling your services becomes a natural, seamless practice.

By the end of this course, you’ll have the tools and techniques to become the go-to newborn photography studio in your area and to offer soul-stirring, artistic photographs new parents will clamor to hang in their homes.


Norma Martiri

Julia is amazing and has delivered a brilliant class here. Her wealth of knowledge and positive energy is inspiring to say the least. Julia is a brilliant teacher and I've learned so much. I am so grateful to Julia and to Creative Live for recording this and for the fact the I can rewatch over and over from the other side of the world. Thank you!!!!!!