It was lovely to meet little Darcey last week. It really doesn’t seem that long ago I was photographing her older brother as a newborn or indeed her parents wedding !
I always allow plenty of time for a newborn session, newborn babies work to a timescale all of their own, however Darcey was really sleepy when she arrived and it didn’t take much time to settle her down. Darcey’s Mum trained as a dancer so we added a tiny tutu for some of the photos, she has the same bright ginger hair as her brother did at the same age and I have this feeling she is going to be stunning as she grows up 🙂 (certainly able to twist her Dad round her little finger !!)
For the photographers that read my blog I use a small Lastolite Hi-Lite box as my main light source (4’6″ x 3’6″ – not sure what the metric equivalent is). Inside this I used one Elinchrom RX400. This gave me a large soft light source much like a window…. The backdrop was held up by two lighting stands with an extendable Manfrotto background support pole; this means I can have it as wide (or narrow) as I want and gives me a lot of control over the height of it and the distance from the posing beanbag that I use.
During the session I used a couple of different backdrops (partly due to baby “leakage”) and also to change the general style. All the photos were taken using the Sony A7s camera with the Zeiss 24-70 f4 lens.
This photo shows the setup for the session.