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Bellies and Babies: The Business of Maternity and Newborn Photography

ISBN: 978-1-118-40750-9
224 pages
August 2013
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Learn to master the art of maternity and newborn photography

Maternity and newborn photography is an exciting new photographic specialty with a growing market. In this book by professional photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Sandy Puc, you will find both information and inspiration. This book covers technical aspects such as equipment, lighting techniques, and composition, but also examines the human side of the equation: how to make moms comfortable during the shoot, tips on photographing newborns, suggestions for props and poses for children under a year of age, and much more. Additionally, it will include business strategies for photographers who are looking to expand into this bourgeoning market.

  • Addresses what photographers need to know to venture into this popular specialty
  • Provides technical information about equipment, lighting, composition, camera settings, and printing
  • Explains how to make expectant mothers feel comfortable and attractive during the shoot, how to work with newborns, techniques for posing children younger than a year, tips on using props, and more
  • Illustrated with dozens of the author's maternity and newborn portraits

Bellies and Babies: The Art of Maternity and Newborn Photography offers photographers both the information and ideas they need to successfully photograph expectant mothers and newborns.

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Introduction xvi

Chapter One: The Baby Plan 2

Chapter Two: Creating a Marketing Plan 18

Chapter Three: Creating an Efficient Studio 40

Chapter Four: Pre-Session Consultation 60

Chapter Five: Lighting Setup and Session Preparation 66

Chapter Six: Discovering Your Style 78

Chapter Seven: The Maternity Session 86

Chapter Eight: Becoming a Baby Expert 96

Chapter Nine: Newborn Sessions 104

Chapter Ten: Three-Month Session 116

Chapter Eleven: Six-Month Session 124

Chapter Twelve: One-Year Session 134

Chapter Thirteen: Success in Sales 148

Chapter Fourteen: Workflow and Production 166

Chapter Fifteen: Giving Back 176

Chapter Sixteen: Closing Thoughts 186

Index 191

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Sandy Puc' holds the prestigious titles of Print Master and Explorer of Light from Canon USA. Her highly successful studio is known for the outstanding quality of both the work and customer service. Sandy conducts numerous workshops each year.

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August 06, 2013
Bellies and Babies: The Business of Maternity and Newborn Photography

Photography captures moments that last a life time. A mother carrying her child for nine months may want to capture her baby bump each month. Once the baby is born, parents treasure their child’s first innocent smile, first tooth, and first stumbling step. Parents turn to professional photography to collect memories of their infants’ firsts and as a result, maternity and newborn photography are growing trends many photographers are interested in pursuing. Professional photographer and Canon Explorer of Light, Sandy Puc’ shares her maternity and newborn photography business tips in Bellies and Babies: The Business of Maternity and Newborn Photography (Wiley; ISBN: 978-1-118-40750-9; $34.99; August 2013).

Bellies and Babieswill inspire readers with its captivating portraits throughout the book and covers the basics of photography such as the rules of composition, exposing images correctly, using camera controls, and the essentials of printing. Puc’ shares her business knowledge for running a newborn portrait studio and this thorough guide will help pave the way for many photographers breaking into the maternity and newborn photography industry.

Bellies and Babies features:

  • Technical information about equipment, lighting, composition, camera settings, and printing
  • Guidelines for how to make expectant mothers feel comfortable and attractive during the shoot, how to work with newborns, techniques for posing children younger than a year, tips on using props, and more
  • Dozens of the author's maternity and newborn portraits

Bellies and Babies offers photographers both the information and ideas needed to successfully photograph expectant mothers and newborns. With comprehensive basics and step-by-steps instructions, photographers can feel comfortable branching out into this growing market.

Bellies and Babies: The Business of Maternity and Newborn Photography is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit www.wiley.com/buy/9781118407509.

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