Earlier this year I shared an image from one of my newborn sessions. It was an image of a sweet baby bear lying in the snow propped up on a stack of wood. I was so proud to share this sweet nugget with everyone. I was asked several times how I managed to keep him asleep and out in the cold like that. Well, the answer is simple, I didn't. First of all, I would never take a newborn and subject them to the elements like that. It was bitterly cold!! So I used a little photoshop magic to create the look I was wanting to achieve.
If you know me at all, you know I love to keep learning and trying new techniques to give my clients the best possible experience. During the winter and Christmas break, I invested in an online workshop where I learned to merge two images to create themed photos for sweet little newborn nuggets. I can now use everyday objects mixed with light & shadows to create magical newborn images. Take a look at the images below to see where we started and where we ended. Please leave a comment and tell me what you think!
Baby Brody was quite content snuggled in his warm baby bear bag. Don't you just want to kiss those sweet cheeks??
From that to this! I already had planned this session ahead of time. I had taken this photo of the stack of wood in my back yard the last snow fall we had. I kept in mind where the light was hitting the wood and lit the baby the same way. Add a little light and photoshop magic and we have this sweet whimsical image of a baby bear.