Today we have a special guest blog post by Katie Hardy who was generous enough to give us a behind the scenes look at how she prepares and how she sets up her newborn workflow in her studio!
I started Katie O Hardy Photography in 2008. I began specializing in newborns and babies almost 2 years ago. I photograph all my newborns between 7-9 days old in my “newborn room”. It’s a smaller room off the main waiting/main shooting area. Here, I am able to keep my room warmer and quiet while parents can enjoy the tv and cooler air in the waiting area. I have a parent assist or use my assistant for “tricky poses”. I use an Alien Bee 400 strobe light with a 50×50 Westcott softbox.
Have you ever heard someone use the term “shoot with the end in mind”? When I first started out on this journey, I didn’t really understand what that meant. My biggest and best selling items are albums. They’re such a beautiful way of showing off your clients images. Although my albums were beautiful and the images within them were beautiful, they were still missing something. A story. And as I became a more experienced photographer I began to understand how important it was to tell a story with my images. As photographers, it is our job to tell a story with our images. It’s our job to capture the story of each session and of each family in an intimate and memorable way. If you’re like me, storytelling doesn’t come naturally, but here are some tips that can help you get started!
This is a guest blog post by Erin Potter, owner of Captures by Erin located in Fort Worth, Texas. Thank you, Erin, for an exclusive look inside your immaculate studio!
When creating an inviting space for your littlest clients, you should thoughtfully consider several factors. Is it comfortable for mom and dad, soothing to the baby, and practical for you as a photographer? Size does not matter! Utilizing those factors while making the most of the square footage you have is key!
If you’re new to photography and you’re wondering how to get started with photographing your own family/kids, then this post is exactly for you! Brittany offers some great starter tips for photographing your kids right in your own home. It’s easy, inexpensive, and looks bright, clean, and professional. Those poor twins…three older sisters to fuss over them :)