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Creative newborn sessions

Posted on 18 May, 2018 by Sarah Hart


As a newborn photographer, I aim to produce a variety of images in a gallery for each client that they will want to adorn ALL the walls in their house with. And as the years go by I continue my training and work to achieve higher standards with better posing, angles and lighting. I prefer to keep images fuss free by keeping newborn images simple and avoid using too many props, however recently I’ve been trying to include at least one image that would stand out as a striking piece of wall art in your homes. This is for the client BUT also for me. These images make my work stand out and make for make for more creative newborn sessions. Photography is a creative line of work and quite simply, it’s fun to try out different colours textures and backdrops.

Digital Backdrops

Over the last few months I’ve been experimenting more with digital backdrops: photographing the baby in a basket or simple set up with the lighting and angles in mind to use with a particular digital backdrop. These digital backdrops are more elaborate and time consuming to set up than would be possible in regular newborn sessions and so being pre-photographed, they allow me to add in that extra special piece of art work in to a client’s gallery.

pink wrap, grey fur, baby in basket


creative newborn sessions, plum & purple palette, orchids around a wooden bowl, baby art

AFTER – changed the wrap to match the plum tones

neutral tones with baby in a basket, best newborn photographer tonbridge

BEFORE – I layered bowl with similar colours to match the digital backdrop

creative newborn sessions in Kent, tonbridge photographer

AFTER – added shadows to create the illusion that the baby was nestled in to the fluff

newborn baby in bowl, using dark forest green tones

BEFORE – photographed baby in green, knowing that it would work well with the digital backdrop I had in mind

baby nestled in to green ferns and twigs, stunning baby artwork

AFTER – I brought down the highlights on baby’s skin to blend with the digital background lighting

capturing baby smiles, Sarah Hart Photography

BEFORE – the sweetest smile captured on a plain blanket!

baby in a basket floral design, creative newborn sessions edenbridge

AFTER – the neutral tones helped to blend the baby on to the basket

baby in a wooden bowl with grey fur and blue wrap, Tonbridge baby photographer

BEFORE – I photographed on the same grey fur…….

driftwood garland, baby on grey fur, creative newborn sessions

AFTER… the fur in the digital backdrop to make blending easier

One of my aims this year, is to produce a selection of my own digital backdrops to pre-photograph for clients to choose from – a range of soft pastels, neutrals and richer & deeper colours. And I can’t wait to find out which backdrops will prove more popular! Pop your preferences in my comments – I’d love to hear which ones you love best.

To see some more work from my creative newborn sessions pop over to my Newborn Photography gallery.

Sarah Hart Photography belongs to The Baby And Newborn Photography Network and is listed with Find The Best Photographer in your area

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