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Because I live in Michigan, I am forced inside for most
children and newborn photo sessions this time of year.
I do have a nice little studio set up in my basement with lights, but
I MUCH prefer natural light.
So I have been looking around my house for pretty patches of
natural light and found this one in my dining room.
That's my gorgeous pink thrift store chair by a window
casting delectable light on my subjects.
The light changes with the time of day and whether or
not it's sunny outdoors.
I like to move the subject until I see the natural
light is falling to illuminate their face.
The window faces west and these were taken
about 3 pm with light streaming in.
My front door is flanked by two tall windows with
dreamy natural light flooding the front hallway.
I always shoot in manual using indoor natural light
because I need full control over my aperature, shutter speed and ISO.
I like to shoot almost wide open, so depending on how
much light is streaming in...I may have to raise or lower the shutter speed.
If it's still too dark, I raise the ISO.
Of course, I had to include more from the newborn shoot
with precious Elliana and her mama Korey.
These were done in my studio with lights, but I wanted to
share them because I love babies!
For me, newborns are difficult.
I have trouble getting them to sleep!
At 7 days old, Elliana didn't want to miss a thing...
She only slumbered in short spurts, so we had
to shoot FAST!
So many cute and fun baby girl props!
Look around your house for the natural light....