Virtual newborn photo sessions
Virtual Photo Sessions
This past year has felt like the longest, but shortest passing of time. It has been such a strange time for many of us – if not all of us. During the first lockdown I began offering virtual newborn photo sessions. I named these photos Contactless Newborn Portraits, so that everyone knew that they were a little different to the normal.
For a while during the first lockdown I was so down and void of any creativity. I racked my brain to think of how I could safely create some work without leaving my home. I wanted to offer something to my clients who had their newborn sessions on hold due to the global pandemic.
So I bought a toy doll and set up Zoom meetings with my clients to talk them through how to take a couple of photos of their babies face for me. I have since created a PDF guide for my clients to help guide them. I then used the toy doll to create and photograph newborn setups. Through the use of my advanced skills in Photoshop I was able to create unique portraits. I combined their phone photo of their baby’s face with my newborn setup to create a realistic portrait.
These were proving popular, so I decided to offer them to a wider audience. I began to advertise them on my social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. Click the button below to check out one of my facebook posts for these portraits.
Virtual newborn photo sessions are becoming more than what I had imagined!
My virtual newborn photo sessions have been a really positive addition to my business. I have provided so many families with virtual portraits of their little ones without them having to leave their home.
I have been approached by parents who have had stillborn babies to create these contactless portraits for them. I have cried my eyes out while editing their contactless portraits. I have no idea of their suffering or pain they feel, but I know these photos mean the world to them. I am so glad I am able to provide a service that helps a wider range of people. I have also created these portraits of babies who were in NICU. This is something that would not be possible without this idea.
My virtual newborn photo sessions have remained a popular. I think this is due to many not being able to get in to any studio for those precious portraits within the first few weeks. Hopefully, I will be able to open soon, but I will keep doing these portraits if the demand is there. So if you are interested, get in touch!