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Newborn Photo Shoot – Behind the Scenes



Last week we scheduled our newborn photo shoot with our photographer, the wonderful Ms. Trayc Dudgeon of Blue Rooster Studio. She had done our maternity shoot a while back (see some of the highlights here). This is the second part of the package that we picked. It is a newborn photo shoot scheduled shortly after her birth. Due to the long drive and some traditions that we are trying to follow, we did not make the trek to her studio, but instead had her come over to do the shoot in the comfort of our home.

This time she brought along her assistant, Shelly, to help out with transforming our living room into her studio. Luckily, we have large windows at our place and we were able to use it to get some pretty good natural lighting. When we opened our door, we saw that Trayc was well prepared with props, backdrops, and lighting equipment. The surprising part wasn’t the amount of equipment (though it was shocking how much stuff they brought), but how she managed to unpack everything, rearrange some furniture, and was ready to go in such a short amount of time.

From my limited experience, I think babies and photographs are generally easy IF and ONLY IF you are taking pictures of them doing what comes natural to them, e.g. eating, sleeping, etc. However, when it comes to posing and positioning them, it can be quite challenging. We sometimes have trouble having her hold still while we try to swaddle her in blankets and changing her diaper. She manages to ‘Houdini’ an arm free or have her whole body in an odd angle that requires us to re-wrap her. Furthermore, because of their lack of motor control, babies are generally unable to keep a position for long. Despite these challenges, Trayc and her assistant had no trouble with Evelyn and managed to coax some very good shots out of her.

Similar to the maternity photo shoot, I was more or less a prop in the whole process as the focus was on Evelyn. So again, when I was not busy as a prop, I was able to get some behind the scenes shots. Here are some shots I took from behind the scenes:

Again, it was a pleasure working with them. We are excited to see how these photos turned out and look forward to getting them printed and placed around the house!


Maternity Photo Shoot – Teaser

The Studio

Blue Rooster Studio

Today we were at a maternity photo shoot with our photographer, the wonderful Ms. Trayc Dudgeon of Blue Rooster Studio. We found her many years ago when we first got engaged and booked her to work with us on our engagement and wedding photos. We loved her photos, several of which are still on display around our apartment, so we decided to work with her again as we move onto another chapter of our lives.

My wife was a little nervous and self-conscious about having photos done while she was pregnant, but Trayc made it a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. While my wife and her bump were the center of attention and the main subject of the shoot, I was the prop that was called in to show up every now and then. It was like I was an extra on a movie shoot. This worked out well because she kindly allowed me to document the shoot with my own camera. So when I was not a prop, I was able to get some behind the scenes shots. Here’s a teaser from behind the scenes.

Maternity Photo Shoot Teaser - B&W

We are excited to see how the final product. It was a pleasure working with her again, and we look forward to the newborn photo shoot in a couple of months.