The Formal Shots
Posed Child Photography Images
If you are doing this natural style of child photography, it is a good idea to get some more formal photographs too. This way, you have covered all bases, and again, more to add to your portfolio.
Ask the parents if they would like to be in a few photographs. Set up the room and lighting accordingly. With the informal child photography, the room set up does not matter so much. However, the formal shots may require a little more attention.
Although saying that, for this shot of Sonia and Dillon a very quick, make-shift studio was set up. It was hashed together in the bedroom using very little resources.
Set up the camera.
Make sure there are no distractions within eye-shot;
If the parents are in the photograph, set the family up so that it looks natural. Perhaps how they may look if they were watching TV. Don't be afraid to get in close and crop tightly for a couple. Add a vase of flowers, or any other props you see in the room. Also don't be afraid to ask to re-arrange the room a little.
Take the photograph at their level. Although you can, if you are confident you can pull it off, get a little artistic. Try some weird and wonderful angles. Get on the floor with the baby and shoot as though you were another baby playing, from his or her viewpoint.