Session Share: Reyansh, 7 Days New!
Inspiration: My clients’ Indian heritage served as a huge inspiration for me for this in-home newborn session. I had fun packing my bold color blankets and hats. Reyansh was a September baby, and I always like to mark the time of the year – the apple hat did just that, and I think it was the perfect addition.
Favorite Element: All of his sweet, new baby body hair! I could not miss documenting that adorable element. I also took out my macro lens to capture the tiny black dot made on the sole of his feet, placed there to guard him from misfortune.
Biggest Challenge: Low light. When I’m not shooting in my studio and heading to a client’s home, I’m always checking the weather forecast. This particular day was very dark and rainy, but rescheduling for a more sunny day was not an option. I brought my speedlite along for the ride, and used it as fill light by bouncing it off the window.
Final Thoughts: Working inside client’s home in the city can definitely have it challenges with space and low light, but this ended up being one of my favorite newborn sessions ever. I really think that was because I made a point to consider WHO my clients were. Pre-session consultations (on the phone or in person) are the best way to figure that out.
napcp contributor meet Alexandra Ralph
About the Contributor: I specialize in Newborn, Child, Family, and Maternity Portraiture in both natural light and in-studio. I offer my clients a relaxed, fun and one-of-a-kind session experience, that will leave you with tangible memories that you will cherish forever.
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Our all-new Inspired is HERE and we’re celebrating! We LOVE this magazine, and we’re so, so excited to share what we’ve been working hard on these past few months! Brand new features, a special Black and White issue, and alllll the do’s for sharing your gifts and giving back to the community you love! You’re […]
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