Behind the Scenes of Newborn Studio Photography with Anne Wilmus- Pittsburgh Newborn Photographer

I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph a fellow photographer friend’s newborn baby. While she was here, she very generously offered to use my spare camera to catch a few behind the scenes moments of me doing what I love. Here’s a sneak peak into my  work world. Enjoy!

Newborn Photography behind the scenes, Anne Wilmus Photography, Pittsburgh newborn photographer, studio light

Here’s our next set-up. Please excuse the big sweat mark on my back. I was 30 weeks pregnant and had 2 space heaters blowing on me. It was hot! If you had your newborn photos done with me while I was pregnant, the shirt I’m wearing probably looks familiar to you. I wore it for 90% of my newborn shoots the past few months because I always like to wear a neutral color so I don’t put any sort of color cast on the baby. I also keep my hair pulled back so that I don’t get any stray strands in front of the lens. My wedding rings come off too so that I don’t scratch the baby or snag the blankets with them.

Newborn Photography behind the scenes and final photos, Anne Wilmus Photography, Pittsburgh newborn photographer, studio light

This is the final set-up we did. Harper was waking up again but we were able to keep her asleep just long enough to get this shot, thanks to her pacifier. Out of all of the instructions I give to parents prior to their newborn session, the number one most important thing is to  bring a pacifier! Even if it’s not something they use regularly, this can truly make or break the photo session!

Newborn Photography behind the scenes and final photos, Anne Wilmus Photography, Pittsburgh newborn photographer, studio light-3

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To book your newborn session, please contact me during your second or early third trimester at anne@annewilmusphotography.com

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