So if you can't already tell from my previous blogs I am BIG on newborn safety! I don't think any shot is worth risking the safety of a newborn!
That is why when working with young siblings you need to get creative. They are young and new to the newborn they don't know how soft they have to touch them or to not move quickly around them.
I am a newborn photographer in Melbourne and here is how I do sibling shots.
Its actually pretty easy ;)
First I will get to know the sibling, coming to unfamilar surroundings they are usually quit shy. I will chat with them ask them questions then as they slowly get comfortable I will start to have jokes with them and be funny.
Once they are my friend! I will ask them to come to the spot I want them in I will have a bowl or bucket next to them that is empty I will take their shot making sure I'm doing silly things to make them smile.
Once Ive got the best shot I will tell them they are done.
Then I will bring the newborn in to the empty bowl or bucket and take their shot - The rest is is photoshop!
I wil composite the image to make it look like the baby is in the bowl or bucket next to the sibling. Too easy right!
And there it is know risk to the newborn.
Thanks for reading :)
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Here is a link to my newborn photography safety video Link
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