Newborn Photography

I have a little one on the way in mid-October and figured I would try my hand at newborn photography. I’ve been reading up a lot on the web. I plan to keep it pretty simple since my apartment gets a lot of good natural light. Plus, I’m not planning to spend that much on props and gear. I’ll be using mainly my X-T20 with 35f2.

What film simulation and settings do you guys use? Do you have any other tips for doing newborn photography?

Congratulations! I hope everything is going well and will look out for baby photos in a couple of months.
Are you planning to try the posed newborn photos, stylised in wraps etc, or take a photo doco style approach?

@wdninja Congratulations!
I photograph A LOT of newborns using the XT1 and now the XT2. I use Classic Chrome. You’ll find having the tilt screen super helpful for shooting from above. If you have good natural light that makes a difference. I also really really like the electronic shutter because it is completely silent so the newborn isn’t disturbed at all by the camera. Here are some samples:

Full Sessions are posted here:

@carly_webber thanks! I think we will try a few posed photos first but if that doesn’t go well, then I’ll try the document style approach.

@thor thanks! Yeah I generally use CC as my default simulation and that’s where my comfort level is. I wasn’t sure if I should branch out and use Astia or Pro Neg since I never do portraiture. I agree about the electronic shutter! Thanks for sharing your gallery too!

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Congratulations on the growth of your family! Doing newborn photography is so rewarding when it comes to saving memories at such unique and precious times. All types of newborn photography are great, like studio, posed, natural, etc. but if you are looking for some tips, I would recommend checking out my blog for some tips on newborn photography! Good luck with everything and again, congratulations!