As a San Diego newborn photographer, I have clients with all sizes of homes, condos, and apartments. Living in San Diego is NOT cheap! I can count on one hand how many of my friends live in in more than 2,000 square feet-and that would be considered "small" in most parts of the country. Below are a a few ways I make a small space work for your newborn session.
Making a small space work for a newborn session
All I need Is One Good Window
Clients will sometimes be concerned with their home not being large and worry that it's not big enough for a in-home session. As a San Diego newborn photographer, that is the last thing on my mind! I tell my clients that all I need is one good window that lets enough light in to properly light my subjects. Whether that window is in your living room, master bedroom, or nursery, the light pouring in will create beautiful dreamy photos of your family and new addition.
I focus In On Your Family's Connection, Not The Environment
Another concern clients have is that their home isn't clean before I come, to which I always respond-"I have FOUR children!" My home hasn't been clean in 10 years and I certainly don't expect yours to be, especially after just giving birth. Most of my newborn work is cropped in close to focus on the connection, love, and admiration you have for your newborn. This is very different from my outdoor family sessions that typically highlight some of the beautiful locations in San Diego. When I'm photographing indoors, I only need the areas immediately surrounding where we are shooting to be cleared off (i.e. night stands, coffee tables).
I Use A Wide-Angle Lens To Accommodate Small Spaces
My number one trick to photographing in small spaces, is my wide-angle 35mm lens. This lens allows me to get your entire family in the frame even if I'm only a foot or two away. It's also how I get those shots above baby and other various angles that are harder to capture with a longer lens.