Do you know your tushie up from your taco? Your huck finn from your sleeping tiger?
Newborn photography, just like many professions has it's own set of jargon and terminology newborn photographers understand but we forget that many of our clients don't! In fact, how many of you refer to your baby as newborn? Not many I would think, I certainly didn't before specialising in this field of photography.
As photographers we all develop our own style, our way of doing things and attract clients that like that style. For me it's a lovely vibrant, crisp images and deep, emotional black and whites. That is what my clients love, I know, because they have told me. However, my sessions are very much tailored to my clients, their colour and pose preferences and ideas. Many of the poses that are used by newborn photographers have been created in the US, Canada and Australia, so the names reflect the country of origin, e.g. the Tushie Up is clearly from the States! Other poses are ones that I have developed over time and created based on what my clients love.
When you are pregnant or have just had your baby the last thing you want to think about is weird sounding poses for your newborn session, so to make life easier I am going to show you the most popular baby poses that my clients ask for and love to put on their walls.
This is a simple and gentle pose that most babies are very content with. It is the least structured of the poses and works equally as well if baby is awake or is asleep.
This pose is beautifully simple and great for adding wraps to flow off into the distance and cute headbands or hats.
There is a huge array of props, from baskets to crates to backdrops that be used to create beautiful variety and colour within your baby's gallery.
'Tushie Up' Pose
An absolute client favourite, this pose is so versatile, allowing wraps, hats, and headbands to be added and a variety of angles and close up opportunities to capture every tiny detail from feet to eye lashes. This pose is especially good for babies who suffer from wind!