When I first started my journey as a photographer, newborn photography meant props, poses, and more props.
Babies perfectly molded into various positions, wrapped tightly, wearing bonnets and placed in baskets and bowls.
I took numerous workshops and courses to learn the various positions and how to transition from one pose to another, but it never felt natural to me.
But that WAS newborn photography and if I wanted to be a “newborn photographer”, that’s what I HAD to do. Or so I thought!
Then my Ah-ha moment came! I didn’t HAVE to do it that way. If I wanted my newborn sessions to be simple, sweet, and natural, then that’s what MY “newborn photography” style would be and it didn’t make me any less of a photographer!
The beauty with photography, or any art medium for that matter, is that there is no wrong answer. There isn’t just one way of doing things. Your art is your own and you can make it any way that speaks to your heart.
Double tap if you agree!