Moir Dr. welcomed our newest resident just recently! All the little princesses on the crescent were glad to welcome one more precious little girl in Alexys. Ethan doesn’t know what to think as the pink army seems to keep getting bigger and bigger. He may have to seek friendship elsewhere. He’s starting to think wearing a tutu is a great thing! Thankfully Uncle bought him a metric tonne of tonka trucks for Christmas. But I digress. It was a riot to take some photos for Jenn & Brock of their newest addition and a few of big sister Kennedy too. I love how newborns can sleep through anything and Alexys was a great model for us, putting up with pretty much any pose! Can’t beat that!
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This shoot was a simple setup. One light and away we go. I used the Photoflex Octodome NXT XS for the whole shoot because relative to Alexys size, it’s a pretty big light source. And it is so soft and wrapping, I love that light mod. One SB-900 zoomed to 105mm on either 1/8 or 1/4 power was enough to get see this shoot through. The key to newborns is warmth. Keep the area where you are taking photos as warm as you can and they will stay happier/tolerant longer. I’m tempted to do some more advanced lighting things on the next shoot as newborn photography is all pretty much the same thing these days. The trends have become entrenched and it’s OK, but some variety is always welcome. I love the photo on the red chair. It’s unconventional and stands out. It’s different and, it’s lit in a cool way. The leather gives off really cool specular highlights and the darkness around the chair is magnified because you don’t get much spill with the Octodome. All in all, a sweet shoot for a sweet little girl!