When you want to take pictures, one of your most common
subjects will be babies. That’s because every parent wants to capture their
little ones before they grow up and those little ones change in the blink of an
eye. You will find that people are willing to pay quite frequently to have
their baby’s pictures taken, and you can build a successful business out of
this. However, you need to put some things into place from the very beginning
so that you can establish yourself as a high-quality baby photographer.
To begin with, you need to consider how you want to
charge for baby photography. One great option is to create a club or program
specifically for babies. An ideal option is offer pictures at a special rate
for babies at specific ages, like newborn then 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18,
21, and 24 months. If you give an incentive for joining a club, like a free 5x7
from each of the nine sessions, then you will draw in more customers. To make
the program more appealing, consider offering lower priced packages to members
of the club.
You will need specific backdrops for baby photography.
That’s because you can’t use anything overly bright, harsh, and overwhelming or
the baby will be lost in all of the background. Instead, you need to choose
A few good options include solid colors like white or
black. You can choose a variety of different materials for these solid
backdrops, including Diamond Cloth, like the two backdrops seen below. (Item
numbers AB500 and
Always consider these solids to be staples of good baby
photography. You can also use them in other studio situations since they are
Another backdrop option for more modern newborn pictures
would be fun natural or unique scenes. There are plenty to choose from, but
still pick muted colors that won’t be too bright or overwhelming. This softly
shaded backdrop from the Baby Rocks collection can create a more modern option
for baby photography. (Item number CD1531) Other great Candy Drop options link.
After you have chosen the right backdrops, you will find
it much easier to offer quality baby photography that will keep customers
coming back again and again.
The final thing you need to be successful at baby
photography would be props. Newborn babies cannot sit up, hold their heads up,
or pose in any way. Obviously, you can’t just lay them on the floor. Instead,
you will need props. There are plenty of options. A baby poser will be ideal to
create a more traditional look for the images. If you want to do something more
contemporary, you could choose bowls, baskets, baby bed props, natural wood and
rustic benches, and other props that will help you think outside of the box.
When you use these props along with fur materials, you will create a fun and
sweet image like this one that includes a basket, a muted backdrop, and grizzly
fur. (Item number ABGF007)
The easiest way to be successful at baby photography is
to take beautiful images. That can be done by using the right backdrops and
props. Then, give customers an incentive to come back and you will certainly
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