166. Ava

I attended a newborn photography workshop on Thursday in Bournemouth, with a photographer called Tracy Willis (check her out. she is an amazing Fine Art Baby and Children's photographer). There were 5 of us and we were privvy to lots of brilliant help, advice and inside information on how to pose, soothe, wrap and photograph adorable little babies like our 10 day old here.
Many thanks for your visits and support, I have taken to uploading on a restricted basis quite often lately to keep my project up to date while being unable to find time to reciprocate with commenting.
Wonderful! Fav!
posted June 16th, 2017  
Babies make either a wonderful and memorable photograph or one that is easily deleted. This child is solidly bound and as she/it is not smiling, perhaps she doesn't feel free!
posted June 16th, 2017  
@maggiemae - this is not a pose I would probably use much to be honest Maggie as it is a little contrived for my liking. I have to say that our little lady seemed perfectly happy, and was fast asleep here. I don't think she would have smiled at 10 days old however she was posed!
posted June 16th, 2017  
I have to say that most babies benefit from being tightly bound at this young age as they've recently been confined to the womb and the experience of coming out is sometimes too much. They need the tight swaddling to feel secure. I don't think she looks unhappy but perfectly relaxed. If she was unhappy I'm sure she would be awake and letting everyone know about it! It's a gorgeous shot and she's also a beautiful baby xx
posted June 16th, 2017  
i think it is very well done!
posted June 16th, 2017  
Technically fantastic. Very impressive.
posted June 16th, 2017  
A very sweet capture. Fav!! ­čśÇ
posted June 16th, 2017  
@peadar - well, we couldn't fail really as the photographer set up the lighting (feathered with a huge softbox to the left) and although she demonstrated how to wrap the baby, I'm not sure mine would look like this! It was very interesting and informative to see how good lighting works and how to achieve various looks by moving it.
posted June 16th, 2017  
What a awesome shot of this little one. How great it would be to get to attend a class like this. We don't even have a camera store in our community anymore, much less a place that offers classes of any kind in photography.
posted June 16th, 2017  
Very impressive shot.
posted June 16th, 2017  
Wow, fantastic image Jackie. Sounds like you're really enjoying your new venture :)
posted June 16th, 2017  
WOW.
posted June 16th, 2017  
Sweet! Sweet! Sweet!
posted June 16th, 2017  
Looks like a doll Fav
posted June 16th, 2017  
Great. You are giving Anne Geddes a run for her money. Well done.
posted June 16th, 2017  
This photo is brilliantly taken and the lighting is perfect, but I have to agree with Maggiemae @maggiemae that little Ava doesn't look free. I find wrapping babies like this quite disturbing.
Lisa commented that babies benefit being tightly bound like this after being confined in the womb. Well a baby in the womb has more movement than this little soul. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcgXN5UAMOQ
My daughter used to hate being trussed up like this when the midwife in the hospital wrapped her up like a parcel.
posted June 17th, 2017  
Omg Too much Cuteness fav
posted June 17th, 2017  
What a wonderful experience that must have been and lovely shot.
posted June 17th, 2017  
Lee
I look at this shot and can't help thinking it looks like the baby is wrapped far too tightly, especially around the neck. maybe this is because she is propped upright while asleep.
posted June 18th, 2017  
Super shot. Great setting.
posted June 20th, 2017  
Well taken, great details and textures.
Sounds like you found the course really helpful.
posted June 22nd, 2017  
Very cute way to photo a baby! I imagine this type of shot would go down well with parents! A very useful course for you Jackie!
posted June 25th, 2017  
Just thinking too that when my children were born we swaddled our babies when very young & they did seem to like beeing firmly wrapped, non of that jerky movements when their arms jerk out.
posted June 25th, 2017  
Being!
posted June 25th, 2017  
Fav. This is so stunning. I know what goes into baby photography so well done one this image
posted June 28th, 2017  
@onewing - I do tend to agree with you Babs, and this is not a pose that I will be trying to perfect any time soon. Having said that, she was perfectly happy and slept 'like a baby' throughout. My style is evolving as more natural, with the aim of watching babies and trying to get a definitive moment that captures them more naturally.
posted June 28th, 2017  
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