Macro Newborn Photography: Feet and Toes
Macro newborn photography, when mastered, adds so much more variety and dimension to the gallery that you present to your clients.
And these images are bound to be some of your most popular images – after all, capturing these features that are only present for a short while is one of the main reasons why we love newborn photography.
We are super proud to show off the work of some of our Newborn Retreat students in this inspiration series for macro newborn photography.
First up, those teeny tiny toes. Who can resist!?
One of the most popular shots by far in macro newborn photography is the one of newborn feet wrapped up in a blanket or wrap. It’s a great way to isolate the feet so that all the focus is on those little piggies.
Peeking from wrap
Similar to the wrapped up feet pose, having the baby completely wrapped with just the toes peeking out is another way to focus on those cute feet.
Hands for scale
Putting an adult hand next to newborn feet immediately adds scale to the image, allowing us to marvel at just how small that little foot is.
When you just let baby kick loose without any posing, it results in macro newborn images that looks authentic and organic.
Be sure to capture the fleeting details like flaky skin – it disappears so quickly so it’s amazing to capture it for eternity.
Adding little props to your macro newborn photographs gives these type of shots a whole new dimension. Be creative and play a little!