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Infant outdoors

Postby Shellbelle4 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:35 pm

I'm considering helping out a young lady trying to increase her portfolio for a $35 on hour session and photos on disc. Sounded like a good deal to me. The only problem is that Emily cannot sit up yet and this photographer only works outdoors. What do you ladies suggest for good shots?
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Postby booboo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:06 pm

Ask her what she has for props.... things like baskets or blankets that she can lay on. When I do an outdoor session with the baby, I bring an assortment of those things, and vary them to give each pose a unique look. Also, be prepared to jump in the pics with her (be camera ready with hair and makeup!), because the photographer will probably want to do some poses of you together
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Postby Shellbelle4 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:10 pm

Is it customary to tip a photographer?
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Postby AmandaP » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:22 pm

its not customary, but i sure do appreciate tips. Especially if shes doing it for really cheap/portfolio building.

babies in Baskets work well outside too. Also, i have no problems laying my wee one in beds of flowers. When Em was 3 weeks old we had a beautiful patch of buttercups in the back yard I layed her in. She "talked" and smiled at the flowers forever. Even to this day, if i lay her on a blanket, she'll squirm until she can get her feet in the grass. A little dirt wont hurt, now that she is more grabby, i just make sure she doesnt eat the flowers.
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Postby Shellbelle4 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 2:51 pm

We had our little photoshoot this morning at a local park in the shade of a large redwood tree. Emily was NOT a happy camper - she just has issues with strangers. But I think the photographer was able to get a few good ones. She used a basket with a pillow in it, lots of different colors of tulle, lots of fake flowers and petals, etc. When I had to pick Emily up to comfort her, the camera kept on snapping. It was a fun experience and I was really happy to help a 19yr old get on her feet. I did end up giving her an extra $5.
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Postby booboo » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:18 am

share with us when you get the pics!
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