I love these teal and wood backdrop as if it were my own even though it only exists on my PC. Man I wish I had those gorgeous wood letters!
In the past, when I’ve canvased new parents on the subject, they prefer to see their images created in real life – it is part of the newborn photography process and one they enjoy watching. So that means that digital work is a bit divisive and certainly won’t ever form the mainstay of my work – still over the last couple of years, I’ve come to really love the selected digital backdrops that I own. Plus, I don’t have space in the studio for everything I would like to own – there’s a very practical aspect to it!
One thing that I don’t do is create digitally enhanced newborn images after the fact of a photo shoot although I know it does work for a lot of photographers. For this type of image to be believable, I think you have to shoot with it in mind so the lighting conditions and pose can be blended seamlessly together. I really hate the look of those ‘stuck on’ composited images.
Still, I shot for this image and I love how it turned out. A cute little addition to a newborn gallery.