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Linda Buchanan
 

Posing Babies


Has anyone taken portraits of very small babies, unable to hold their heads up? Have you used a baby poser? If so which one, and did you like it? Thanks again for your help.


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9/13/2006 9:29:44 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Linda,
A wonderful baby poser is a bean bag chair.
and Backdrop out let has a special right now on their new baby poser $39.00.
Link: http://us.f327.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowLetter?MsgId=6748_4009885_7991_1603_2286_0_77756_7540_1935082363&Idx=26&YY=24759&inc=25&order=down&sort=date&pos=1&view=a&head=b&box=Inbox

also I use a doll cradle found at toys r us( wooden) and you can do nursery scenes .
also , a foam wedge under a blanket to keep the baby on it's side for your sleeping poses.
Lots in my gallery.
let me know if I can help,
Debby Tabb


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9/13/2006 9:42:11 AM

 
Linda Buchanan   I hadn't thought about a bean bag chair. This is my first grandchild, he is two months old. I got the email from backdrop outlet too, but I missed the timeframe for the $39 sale. Is it worth the $79?


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9/13/2006 9:47:40 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Linda,
having a baby poser to do prtraits can be soo useful, so I'd say yes.


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9/13/2006 10:21:14 AM

 
Jagadeesh Andrew Owens   Debbie's the expert, but I'll throw in my two cents - if the bean bag is not an option, either because of price or portability, I've used one of those "boppie" things that new moms use for breastfeeding. It's perfect and very portable. Most new moms have one, too.


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9/13/2006 11:12:51 AM

 
Danielle E. Rutter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/4/2006
  Hey! I know I'm kinda pulling this thread out of the ground but I was wondering about the doll cradle you referred to, Debby. I know we use one at OM and I want to get one for my business too because I have a client coming up with a newborn and a 2 year old. Do you have any more details on this crib you use? I found one at toys r us but it didn't seem quite right. Thanks!!


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2/6/2007 2:20:10 PM

 
Linda Buchanan   I also need some tips on the baby poser. I bought the one from Backdrop Outlet but I am embarrassed to say I am confused! How do you position the baby when you use this?


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2/6/2007 2:27:16 PM

 
Rebecca A. Steed
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/6/2005
  Anne Geddes has done an awesome job with newborns, and I love her work, so I looked at a lot of her stuff before I started with babies. But I concentrated on the baby's position and head placement, props, etc. I've photographed a few newborn babies. Some of the shots they are sleeping, some a parent is holding them and it's the 'arm shot,' etc. There are lots of things you can use to prop them in a safe location: towels, blankets and photo props, like Debbie suggested. My biggest piece of advice is to make sure that they are fed, changed and at a good tempature in the room. If you want them awake, it's best if they just had a nap.


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2/8/2007 7:07:47 AM

 
Deborah Liperote
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2006
  You know what I have used different times is the baby bath tub ( looks like a lounger) it has sides to it and to me feels secure to walk away to take the photo and every mom has one. You can put a little pillow behind their back and head if you want to change the position or sit the baby up more and still very comfy for them. Drape a nice big cuddlely blanket or furry rug over it. Just a cheap suggestion.


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2/8/2007 7:21:52 AM

 
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