Using Digital Composites to Create Beautiful and Artistic Newborn Images
I had so much fun with this studio newborn and family photography session. I love when parents of baby girls want to really girly it up with soft pastel colors and incorporate flowers and greenery into their photos.
During the pre-session consult, I had mom send me her ideas for what she wanted for her own newborn photos. I knew a few of the images she had sent to me had been composites using digital backgrounds. Digital backgrounds are a great way to create really artist and creative images without having to spend a ton of money on props. Newborn photography props can be very expensive and take up a lot of space in a photography studio.
I’ve found a lot of sellers on Etsy that create these designs sell them for anywhere between $5 and $20, so they are much cheaper than buying all of the props individually, especially if you might not ever use them again.
I had mom scope out a few on Etsy and send me her favorites, so we could create some for her own session gallery. These are 2 of the ones she sent to me. I love how the final images turned out.
It’s helpful to know ahead of the studio newborn and family photography session which digital background I’ll be merging the baby with, so I know what to shoot for. For the first image, I had mom pick out a pink flower head band that would work perfectly with the pink and cream flowers surrounding the baby. For the second image, she opted for the head band with a cream flower and greenery matching so well with the green stems of the yellow tulips and honey bees. I honestly couldn’t love how these turned out any more!
With any of my studio newborn photography packages, I’m happy to include 1-2 composite images for your gallery. These images do take some extra time to work on in Photoshop, so if you want more than 1-2 images, I do have to charge a little extra. But I’m happy to buy the digital backgrounds since I may use them again in the future.
Aren’t they just the most beautiful family?
This newborn baby girl had so much hair and dark long eyelashes! Just stunning.
She was such a great baby to work with and slept through most of the session without much fuss.
I’m currently booked out through the end of the summer and am now scheduling sessions for September, October, November and December wrapping up 2022! Contact me today to snatch up a date on my calendar.
Alicea is a Professional Photographer specializing in newborn, baby and maternity portraiture out of Minneapolis, MN. She lives in Maple Grove with her husband, son and rescue pup, Masha. Her hobbies include reading, photography, gardening, trivia games and on occasion jamming to 90’s rock and hip-hop; mostly while cleaning the house.