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Hello, and welcome to my blog. I'm a natural light photographer living in the Boise, Idaho area with my husband and 5 kids. I enjoy capturing images of all kinds, but I am truly in love with photographing newborn babies. The first days of life are precious and magical and so very fleeting. Feel free to email me with any questions you may have at info@LauraFarrisPhotgraphy.com. Thank you for visiting my little corner of the web :)

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

13 lbs. : Nampa Idaho newborn photographer

So here's what some breastmilk, lots of sleep and 93 days will do...



I love those chunky legs and bum. Notice that the bed is actually the same size in both shots. I love that I have this to see just how much she's grown. It's amazing to me that she's changed so much in such a short time. Love this little girl.


And here's a pullback of the second shot. My kitchen is where I take about 95% of my pictures. I used 53" white seamless paper and port-a-stand by savage. I got it at B&H for around $100. I got the dollbed on ebay a couple years ago, but the vendor is no longer making them, sorry. I used window light from my sliding glass door with a little fill light from a bounced flash. And I warmed up the bed before I stuck Stella on there with a nice warm heating pad (lower right corner). Oh, and I cranked the heat up in the house to around 79 degrees so it wasn't too chilly for her.

10 comments:

Elizabeth B said...

Thank you so much Laura! My set up is very similar to yours. What is the window--is it a patio door? Is the backdrop at an angle to the window? I usually shoot right next to the window (it forms a T to the window), but have shadows on the opposite side of their face lots of times. Also, Do you bounce off the ceiling or behind you?
Thanks!

Beckypants said...

Oh, man. She is so cute, I want to KEEP her!! Look at her cute little bum sticking up.... awwwww......

Amanda said...

totally cracks me up! Love it! and those chunky legs are just tooo much!

christine said...

What lens do you shoot with the most?
Great photos and an adorable subject.

Laura said...

Thanks for the nice comments. Elizabeth, the window I use is a sliding glass door and it depends on how bright it is outside and how much contrast I'm after when I decide how I'm going to place my background in relationship to the window. If it's a really cloudy dark day, I will usually place my subject facing the window. If I want more contrast and shadows, I'll angle my subject and background. Hopefully that makes sense. When I need some fill light, I'll bounce my flash off the ceiling where it meets the wall and use a low flash setting. That usually works best for me. Christine, I'd say I use my 17-55mm 2.8 IS lens 70% of the time and my 50mm 1.2 L the other 30%. My kitchen is tiny so I need that wide angle.

The Lewney Bin said...

Love both pictures, and it's so fun to see how much she's grown! I can't believe she still lets your pose her like a newborn, what a good sleeper!

Tasha Christensen said...

OH my goodness! So amazing how they grow - so fun to see the exact same pose with her grown! Thanks for showing us your set up -I would love to get a studio spot in my home but I always thought I have had to have lots of space! You have prooved me wrong - so cool what you can do! I will have to do this same thing! It will be nice when it gets cold and snowy in Denver to have this option! So adorable she is! Thanks for sharing! Great idea about the heating pad!

Melonie said...

Love the photos. She is soo precious!

cama said...

I LOVE that red backdrop and white rug combo. So cute!!!

Leah Remillet said...

Thank you so much for showing us whats happening behind the magic! She is so beautiful!