I get a lot of questions about who this guide is for.. new newborn photographers? Experienced newborn photographers? And I honestly created the guide with both new and veteran photographers in mind… I went crazy, crazy detailed so that even someone just starting newborn photography would feel comfortable utilizing this as a resource and be equipped with the tools and information to successfully photograph newborns and I also went crazy, crazy detailed for the more experience newborn photographers that wanted to be able to pinpoint that things in certain poses that they might not have been doing properly to achieve the desired look. And I know that it is helping you all tremendously. And I LOVE that. Because – as I stated on my fb page today – I’m a big believer that we should all support those in the same field, rather than always feel the need to compete 🙂
I’ve had the most amazing, amazing reviews and emails come in from so many of you about this guide. My goal has always been to share these with you all so that those of you that might have questions about the guide can see how it is helping so many photogs.
“Hi! I am Jennifer Veitch of Jennifer Veitch Photography. I have been photographing newborns for about 2 years now. I really was feeling like my images lacked polish and that special “something”. I wasn’t loving the posing I was doing with my newborns, something wasn’t quite right to me with them. I wanted some PIZAZZ!
I purchased Stephanie’s guide the day it was released as a friend of mine told me about it, and after reading Stephanie’s blog post about it, I was sold! The next night, glass of wine in hand, I sat down with this guide…….ready to learn. I read it, then again and then one more time. I was in awe! It was like being there right with Stephanie as she goes through each pose, step by step, giving you photographs of each angle, each tiny detail. That is what I needed to do, pay attention to detail. It was like a lightbulb went off!
The following day I was lucky enough to have a newborn booked. So guide in hand (so handy you can put it on your ipad for reference or print it out), off I went. And you know what? I NAILED it! Oh how my posing came together! I had poses that I had tried over and over again and failed at, all because of the guide and the tiny details that Stephanie goes over. I was ecstatic!
So, then I thought, first time I was lucky? NOPE! Every single newborn session I have had since this guide has gotten better and better. I still review the guide the night before, (yes I am a perfectionist haha!) as I am not perfect yet, and that really does help to remind me of the little things, toes here, fingers there and the right angles! I am beyond thrilled with the images I am getting now. I have learned a lot over the past 2 years from many different people, other photographers and helpful groups, but this guide is what will help perfect my images and take them from nice to extraordinary.
There is a load of other really useful information in the guide as well. Prep information that is so crucial to a successful session. I did know most of what she offers in those parts as like I mentioned I have been photographing newborns myself for 2 years, BUT it is so nice to have that information re inforced and helped me see what Stephanie does compared to what I do. I thought to myself ‘ok, she does that too, I must be on the right track!’.
So to end this review (if you are still following along!), I will say that this guide is very useful for BOTH new and existing photographers. I know 2 years ago when I was starting out, I would have LOVED to have this guide to lead me in the right direction. I also know as an already established photographer, how much it has changed my work already. I am so excited to see where it will take me in the future. Much thanks Stephanie, I am so glad you published this guide!!”
Jennifer, thank you so much for sharing your thoughts with me!! Feel free to go leave Jennifer some love on her fb page!!
SCP Newborn Posing Guide available here.