Tuesday’s Tip: Baby Posing



Baby Posing: Buckets

by Laura Brett of Laura Brett Photography


For bucket shots I always put a weight in the bottom of the bucket and have a parent next to them at all times for safety.



Once the weight is in place I stuff the basket with a blanket.

For the blanket I really like to fold it more than making a circle to fit inside. I want the baby to be comfortable. So I fold the blanket in half and lay on top and inside the bucket making a spot for the baby.  I leave a little overhang on the bucket to make sure the cold bucket doesn’t startle the babay awake.  I also like to use small pieces of fur, I will stuff a blanket in the bucket and place a piece of fur on top.  Fur is an easy way to make a photo look beautiful and rustic.



Then I try to get them with their hands flat and nice in comfy to see their face.



I always have the parent support the head with their hands on top of the head until I get into place.  Again, safety is always first priority.




I take a couple of shots and then hand the baby over to mom.



A big THANK YOU to Laura for sharing a short and sweet tip on Baby Posing.  She really makes it look so easy!

Fondly,

Tabitha



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kellie sinclair - May 3, 2011 - 12:17 am

thanks so much for sharing, its so nice to get tips from other photographers!!!!

Sam Tutton - May 3, 2011 - 12:22 am

You make it look so easy! I have a nightmare getting the baby to keep their head in position, even with mums helping hands!

Kimberlee Cortes - May 3, 2011 - 12:42 am

I have so many problems with the weeee ones as well, you really do make it look so so simple. Thank you for the advice :)

Leina Wade - May 3, 2011 - 12:47 am

Awesome!!! I love bucket shots! Laura is amazing!

Jan Couture - May 3, 2011 - 6:16 am

This has definitely become my favorite site! I love the sharing and tips … not every other site is so generous. Thank You ♥

Pamela Wyatt - May 3, 2011 - 7:26 am

Beautiful images Laura!!! I also struggle trying to get those cute yet comfortable positions!!! Thanks for the tips!

Megan Bryant - May 3, 2011 - 8:13 am

i follow you on facebook, and you have the most awesome photos! do you typically do your newborn photos within the first 2 weeks?

Ali P - May 3, 2011 - 8:14 am

Great tips! I always wanted to try this but wasn’t sure where to start!

Heather Martin - May 3, 2011 - 1:09 pm

I love you work!!! Do you use natural light or light box?

Alana - May 3, 2011 - 1:18 pm

Thank you for sharing your tips!

Amber - May 3, 2011 - 1:34 pm

This is great! Thanks!

Delanae Lindstrom - May 3, 2011 - 1:59 pm

Such good information, thank you!

Samantha Marvin - May 3, 2011 - 6:56 pm

I absolutely LOVE you work! I can not wait to see more! Thank you for sharing your tips! My husband and I just started to get into photography and I have lots of ideas for shots, and lots of friends and family having babies! We just bought our first DSLR but we don’t have any props or lighting yet. All in good time! I only wish we had this camera sooner! We have a 2 1/2 year old and a 7 mo old I would have loved to pose for newborn photos!

Samantha Marvin - May 3, 2011 - 7:10 pm

I absolutely LOVE your work! I can not wait to see more! Thank you for sharing your tips! My husband and I are just started to get into photography. I have lots of ideas for shots and lots of friends and family having babies! We just bought our first DSLR but we don’t have any props or lighting yet. All in good time! I only wish we had this camera sooner! We have a 2 1/2 year old, and a 7 mo old I would have loved to pose for newborn photos! =)

Samantha Marvin - May 3, 2011 - 7:13 pm

Hmmm well it said my first comment did not post so I did wrote it again. Sorry for the double post!

Cary Krogstad - May 29, 2011 - 11:27 am

nice post. thanks.

Mary S - September 27, 2012 - 1:59 pm

What size opening are your buckets? I found an awesome vintage bucket at a garage sale, but the opening is about 11″

Is that too small?

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