Having Portraits of Newborn Is a Treasure Forever

Newborns are precious gift of God to parents. Welcoming a child is like welcoming the happiest, enjoyable or most dear and divine gift. All parents are found of newborn portraits because they want to capture present time for ever in just a single click. Child develops quickly in blink of an eye.

Obsession for portraits starts with arrival of baby in the family. Every family takes hundred of snapshots and each one is precious to them. In order to full fill their craze for newborn portraits they hire professional newborn baby photographers as they are experts in capturing a special and fleeting moments of newborn baby.

Every parent wants to preserve the changing phases of their little angels, as they are most valuable for them in this world. In the coming years, these newborn portraits will help parents to revive their little angel’s first few weeks. And his innocent actions always take away heart of his parents. so they always want to save all sweet actions for their future because babies always act as a fresh flower for their parents who have power to bring smile on their faces. New born portraits help parents in this.

Newborn portraits bring the memories back to life and put spirit into it with more clarity. Newborn photographers are trained and have perfection in their work as new born portraits are different from just taking a simple picture. For this, photographers need tact of creating the right environment and to give proper surroundings to comfort the baby. Newborn portraits act as a boon for parents to keep the freshness, purity of the innocent new born alive.

They create excellent emotion and the joy forever. As it is both- the power of art and science, it takes a great deal of experience to make it up to the level of perfection.
These portraits are a great way for showing the cuddliness, softness of new born babies. Professionals have to take care of little angel’s beauty to let them keep smiling and delighted during the photo session.

Newborn infants grow at a fast pace, so before we even realise, they grow to be naughty toddlers running all over the place. This makes it very important to capture this very brief but heart warming moment of their baby’s life. Newborn portraits help to capture the actions of baby in the frame for eternity.

Professionals care a lot about baby’s favourite needs like his robe, colour, toy to make them feel comfortable and easy. Newborn portraits help to keep unique memories and expression of their baby permanent in one single frame. The craze and demand of the parents to make their child special and remarkable is fulfilled by the newborn portraits.

Family Portrait Photography Secrets

When it comes to family portrait photography, everyone with a digital camera fancies themselves equipped enough to capture that perfect memory. This may be true as the perfect memory may not be taken with perfect technique, however a decent understanding of portrait photography will go a long way towards ensuring this happens. In this article I will outline some tips and insider secrets which professional photographers utilise every day, yet are still relevant to the amateur photographer.

When considering your shot, the background can be just as important as what is in your foreground. Try and pick a background which will add more emphasis to your focal point; you can do this by finding backdrops which have a repetitive nature (e.g. sky, bushes, wall etc). Doing this will create less interest in the background, and hence highlight the people in your foreground as the focal point. Avoid if possible taking your portrait in front of landmarks; family portraits are meant to place all focus on the people within the shot, and landmarks will take away from this. Another effective technique when it comes to background is framing, which means creating a border around your subjects to further emphasise their importance within the photograph. A good example of a framing device is a doorway or archway.

After deciding on your background, next you need to consider your foreground. Depending on the amount of people in your shot, the placement of each individual can be important towards creating a symmetrical feel, and potentially heightening any relationships you may be trying to create in your portrait. You may decide to include family pets in the photo as well, but be warned that their presence can make the actual photography part much more difficult if they won’t stay still.

Now you have to carefully consider the lighting in your shot. If taking your portrait indoors, then make sure you use the flash on your camera. If taking outdoors try and utilise the Sun’s natural light, which is generally at its best at either early morning or late afternoon. If taking your portrait in the shade, then it is probably a good idea to make use of the flash here as well. Lighting can go a long way towards creating the perfect family portrait, so make sure you get it right.

The most guaranteed way towards capturing the perfect family portrait is to take multiple photos and check your digital camera’s LCD screen for any possible mistakes. Taking multiple photos will increase your chances of getting the perfect one, while compensating for any errors you might miss when reviewing the shot on your digital camera. You should also take into account any post-shot touch ups that might be needed, such as cropping on the outsides of the photo. Cropping means cutting of sections of the photo (generally this can add more symmetry to your photo, or take out any irrelevant parts), so make sure you leave enough space on each side of the portrait to ensure no-one loses an arm later on.

Whether taking your portrait indoors or somewhere in the beautiful landscapes found in Perth make sure you take advantage of these tips, as they will go a long way towards ensuring your family portrait is as perfect is it can be.

What Is The Best Age To Have A Portrait Made?

The short answer is: ANY and EVERY age! And that is really true. Think about it. Newborn babies. It is common for hospitals with maternity wards to have a staff photographer, or a photographer on contract to come in and make photographs of every newborn baby. I really don’t know of any photographs of this type that qualify as ‘portraits’, but it is common for them to be made.

I feel that it’s best to create a portrait of newborns in a studio or in the home when they are 10 to 14 days old. By then their skin is adapted to the air and they are a little stronger than when they first emerged from the womb. And beautiful newborn portraits can be created when attention is paid to the lighting and background, and props.

Because babies are constantly changing and growing, they should have their portraits made at, (besides when newborn), 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 12 months. Then portraits should be made of them at least once a year up to and throughout their teen years. At the very least, portraits should be made of children at the completion of pre-school, the completion of elementary school, at the completion of middle school, completion of junior high school, and in their senior year of high school. Portraits should absolutely be made to commemorate the graduating from college or university!

Portraits should be made at the entry into the business world with the first job, or entry into the military. Whenever there is a change in career, or a promotion within a career a portrait should be made.

Portraits should be made when a couple gets engaged, and are a must at the time of the wedding! Portraits should be made when visiting exotic locals such as when on vacation with your spouse or family. These kinds of portraits also remind you of the place you visited and the experience of the place as well as recording you in a relaxed and happy frame of mind.

The first family portrait should be made when the couple is pregnant with their first child. And of course maternity portraits are a wonderful way to commemorate the expectancy of a child.

Speaking of family portraits, generally as long as there are children in the house a family portrait should be made every 5 years. Of course as discussed above, the young children should have portraits made every year, or at least with every change of school level, but with the family at least every 5 years. Then after the children have left the “nest”, a new family portrait should be made every 10 years at least.

Now with regard to family portraits, there are many ways that the whole family dynamic changes through the years. When your children have children, and you become grandparents, this is another perfect time to have a family portrait made. When parents retire from their careers is another opportune time for a family portrait as well as a portrait of the one retiring.

When grandchildren get married, essentially the family is growing, and this of course is a good time to have a new family portrait made.

Now as I’m writing this, I am reminded of another occasion for portraits. When a lady is engaged to be married, it is not uncommon for her to have boudoir portraits made as a gift for her husband to be. In fact that is not the only reason to have boudoir portraits made.

In case you aren’t familiar with the term “Boudoir Portraits”, these are more intimate and sensual portraits. Boudoir is a French word referring to a lady’s bedroom, or dressing room. Typically in these type of portraits the subject will be wearing lingerie, or draped with some kind of material, or even nude.

As I said, boudoir portraits make for a very special gift for a husband to be, or as an anniversary present. But there is another reason for young women to have boudoir portraits made. In my career as a portrait photographer I have had many young ladies come to me for boudoir portraits not as a gift for anyone, but to have as a record of how good they looked at a particular age in their life. One such young lady told me she wanted to be able to show her granddaughter one day as proof that she was in fact “Beautiful back in the day!”

I’ve mentioned many examples of “ages” or times in life when it is appropriate to have portraits made, and there are more. Any milestone in life is a good time for a portrait, and this continues on throughout life. Life definitely goes on after retirement and there can be many more accomplishments that should be commemorated with a portrait.

When great grandchildren enter the picture, (so to speak), of course this is a great time for a new family portrait, but also for a multi-generational portrait, such as 4 generations of the women of the family or 4 generations of the men of the family. And many people will have a portrait made in later life to use as a memorial portrait when they die. It’s just another way of planning for the future, and saving surviving relatives from having to scramble to find a photo for the obituary or to display at the funeral. So, let me say again that any age, and every age is the right age to have a portrait made!