Friday, April 27, 2012

Custom Baby Photography Products for Mother's Day


Mother’s Day is just around the Corner!

Mother’s Day only pops up once a year, and this year it will be celebrated
on May 13. Mother’s Day is the one day a year individuals can emphasize
the recognition they have for mothers, motherhood, and maternal bonds in
general. Along these lines, it is a day to focus on the positivity motherhood
contributes to the world. Of course, this is a day full of memories,
reminiscence, and love.

With Mother’s Day literally just around the corner, why not surprise the
mother in your life with a gift she will not forget. Whether you give to your
own mother or the mother of your child, she will be sure to cherish the
products offered by Bitsy Baby Photography.

newborn photographer with baby Lillie

Mother’s Day is the one day a year devoted primarily to truly honoring the
women in your life. Nothing says just how much you appreciate her and all
she is than a framed print or fine art canvas displaying the beauty of your
newborn child in portrait form. The large canvases are a beautiful addition
to any home especially since they are museum quality. Picture placing a
piece of fine art centered around the beauty of your child in your child’s
nursery or your living room.

For an equally appealing gift, this newborn photographer offers coffee
table albums as well. These are perfect keepsakes that can turn into family
heirlooms, memories to last from generation to generation. The coffee
table albums can include a compilation of an entire session of images.
Consider even a photography session each month for the first year of your
newborn’s life. What a great way to document your child’s growth!

newborn photography with Mom

Another option would be 8 x 10 prints with the included linen texture. The
linen texture is sprayed to allow the photo to last even longer and be of
even higher quality than expected. Each 8 x 10 print comes with Ultra-
Violet protection and a styrene backing. These typically make excellent
gifts to grandparents, aunts, uncles, and of course mothers.

Finally, Bitsy Baby Photography offers custom baby announcements.
Each custom baby announcement comes with a large image on the card
highlighting the beauty of your new baby. Consider this as a surprise
welcoming for your newest addition.

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Bitsy Baby Photography offers a wide range of gift ideas all with a
significant purpose at heart to capture these beautiful moments of your
baby’s life. Childhood lasts only a brief while, before you know it they are

all grown up. Capture this magical time as you teach your child and watch
them learn. With this newborn photographer, Rita, you will be sure to make
your memories of your child’s beauty last.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Newborn Models Needed {Bitsy Baby Photography}

We are seeking a newborn baby model for a studio project next Thursday April 26th.

We will hold a complimentary session for your baby and provide the digital images to you at no cost. A signed model release will be required and baby must be between 5-10 days of age. The session will take place at the studio in Edgewater, MD.

If you or anyone you know are interested please log on to our website here Bitsy Baby Photography and complete the contact form. We will be in touch!

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Thank you so much!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Texas Baby Photography Workshop {Bitsy Baby Photography}

Baby Photography Workshop Flyer
We are thrilled to announce the summer group workshop for Texas! Here are some preliminary details.

Hosted By: Love Struck Photography and Simply. Photography
Location: Shelly and Lindsey's natural light studio in Waco, TX
Airport Code: ACT - Waco Regional Airport

Date: Saturday May 26, 2012 (with a photographer meet & greet on the eve of May 25th)
Time: 9am - 5pm

Tuition: $600 each or $500 each if 2 or more photographers register together with an assistant etc.

How to Register: Complete the contact form on the website HERE letting us know your desire to attend and we will send your invoice for a $50 non-refundable deposit with the remainder due on May 1. We will send lodging recommendations to all registrants. Registration is on a first come first serve basis.

What is taught at this workshop?
  • Session prep, set-up, session flow, posing, prepping parents, soothing, transitioning for smoother shorter sessions and troubleshooting information for the first year milestone sessions including maternity, newborn, smiling, sitting, standing/birthday.
  • Natural lighting and camera technique.
  • Posing demonstration & portfolio shooting for newborn and sitting baby stages.
  • Business, smart marketing, sales, blooming baby bundling, industry standards.
  • Post processing in Lightroom.
  • Open Q & A
  • Also Included: Vendor list, our business resource list, PDF workbook of topics covered, catered lunch and a swag bag of goodies from our workshop sponsors.
What you will need: A DSLR and a 50mm lens is recommended. It is ideal if you are familiar with your camera and already shooting in Manual mode or have some knowledge of exposure.
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See ya'll in Texas!!!





Monday, April 9, 2012

Carefree Joy {DC Baby Photographer}

Yesterday I admit I got a little teary eyed as I counted my blessings! Life as a child is full of carefree joy, freedom, laughter, play, and so much excitement in the seemingly smallest of things. Bubbles, a golden egg, bunny shaped marshmallows...all so simple yet to a child so big!

I wanted to share a few of our moments from yesterday. I hope you had a blessed Easter!

such freedom being a child!

My littles: MJ and Lillie
We had to pop into the studio for a quick couple shots =)

And an out take!
Lillie is always looking at Marina - as soon as she walks into the room and starts talking the baby is looking for her.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter! {DC Newborn Photographers}

Sweet Maeve here reminded me of a delicate little Easter egg with this lavender wrap on. Have a wonderfully blessed Easter today with your families =)

delicate Maeve, Easter egg inspiration =)

About the Artist:

Rita Lawrence is a professional baby photographer specializing in the season of newborn baby portraits to the one year old birthday milestone. Through her baby photography workshops she also teaches photographers how to start and run a profitable Baby's First Year business. Workshops are in a small group setting and offer a complete curriculum for business, session/model experience, and post-processing training in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Check out the website HERE for more information on these baby photography workshops.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Baby Photography Tips - Bokeh {MD Infant Photographers}

Baby Photography Tip for the amateur heading pro or the parent wanting some improved baby photos at home!

Have you ever wondered what sets a great photo apart from a good photo? In my opinion the bokeh you can achieve will play a major role here...what is bokeh? This is basically the blurry background, the blurrier the better in my opinion so lets talk about a couple things.

First, you need a lens with a large aperture. How do you know it has a large aperture right? When searching for a lens you will see this for example: Canon EF 50mm f1.4, the "1.4" is the max aperture for that lens. Some lenses are 1.8 some it's 2.5 some it is 4.0. This number is on the side of your lens so take a look and see what yours says. I rlike the following depending on which camera you have and which price point you are looking for: Canon 50mm f1.8 or Canon 50mm f1.4 and Nikon the 50mm 1.8 or Nikon 50mm f1.4. These are prime lenses meaning they do not zoom in and out and they are great for very blurry background shots =)

If you are photographing with a zoom lens, extend it all the way out.

Then your subject should be placed at a distance from your background. If you are photographing your baby in your home or using a wall for the background, for example, try to have them sitting further away from the wall, not sitting right up against the wall. If at the park, same thing, place your baby quite a distance from those beautiful flowers so they can be nice splash of creamy background color in your portrait!

Get as close to your baby as you can while still composing artistically, do not get so close your camera doesn't focus =)

You also want to have a background with some light, spots of light through trees looks great if outdoors.

I hope these couple of things will get you started with having better bokeh and making your images stand out!

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About the Artist:

Rita Lawrence is a professional baby photographer specializing in the season of newborn baby portraits to the one year old birthday milestone. Through her baby photography workshops she also teaches photographers how to start and run a profitable Baby's First Year business such as hers. Workshops are in a small group setting and offer a complete curriculum for business, hands-on session/model experience, and post-processing training in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Check out the website HERE for more information on these baby photography workshops.

Photoshop Tutorial for the Newborn Photographer - Newborn Feet

Post processing for taking the red out of newborn baby's feet!

There are actually quite a few ways to do this. I will go over the method I’ve always used. It’s easy, even if you are new to Photoshop.

Using the lasso tool (top left of the Tools Palette, looks like a rope) set to feather at 10 pixels, lasso the baby’s feet.

post processing with Bitsy Baby Photography

See baby's red feet here:

Newborn Post Processing SOOC

Open the Color Balance adjustment (control B on a Mac or go to the menu at the top & click on Image – then Adjustments – then Color Balance ) and reduce the red and blue by sliding the top slider to the Left (adding more cyan) and the bottom slider to the Left (adding more yellow). This is going to be a different amount for each baby’s feet. For this baby I had both of them at -12.

Should look something like this now:

Newborn Post Processing 2

Open the Hue/Saturation adjustment, (Control U on the Mac or go to the menu at the top & click on Image – Adjustments – then Hue/Saturation) and reduce the saturation slightly by moving that slider to the left. Again, the adjustment amount is different for each baby but typically I find myself reducing by -4 or -5 here.

Now should look something like this:

Newborn Post Processing 3

De-select (Control D on a Mac or go to the menu at the top and click Select – then Deselect) and take a look to see if your baby’s feet blend with the body well enough. If not, go through those steps again until it is as perfect as you like.

Final Image with a couple small additional fixes/enhancements:

Final newborn processing - the feet

I typically do this to all the images where the feet are showing. With practice you will be able to do it in your sleep and it will only take you seconds!

Lillie {DC Newborn Baby Photographers}

Here is a collection of the images we were able to capture with my sweet little Lillie! She was by far not the easiest subject...as a matter of fact she really made us work =) Thanks to April for assisting me and for her great patience with Lillie!!

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Check out a beautiful shot of Lillie and I on April's blog here!

All the hats in this post were made by one of my assistants, she is very talented and if you would like to place an order for anything you see here just send a message here on the blog or on our Facebook and I will put you in touch with her. The headbands were made by yours truly =) I love to get crafty and creative just rarely have the time but during my maternity leave I made about a dozen little headbands to use for her session =)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Boutique Frame Giveaway from Bitsy Baby Photography

Announcing our Boutique Frame Giveaway!!

We have recently been able to test products from a wonderful product distributor of fun fashionable wall art products, Artsy Couture. We are offering one of these beautiful ornate frames in the color shown (creme brulee) provided by Artsy Couture to one of our readers for FREE!!

Bitsy Baby Photography frame giveaway

Size is 20x16 - a beautiful statement for your favorite image!
AND if you have been a previous client we are also including a 20x16 wall portrait from a previous session to put inside your frame---WOW!

Retail Value for this giveaway including the portrait is $480

Entering is Easy:
  • Entry 1: (required) "Like" us on Facebook. Then leave a comment here on the blog that you are entering the Giveaway.

  • Entry 2: (optional) Share our Facebook Page to your friends, details below. Return here to the blog and leave a comment letting us know you have a 2nd entry!!

How to share on FB: It is easy just click the wheel icon while on the Bitsy Baby FB page.
Then choose Share.
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Now write something such as "Join us in being a fan of Bitsy Baby Photography!!"
And click the "Share Page" button.

  • Entry 3: (optional) "Like" the Artsy Couture Fan Page Here and leave a comment on their page telling them Bitsy Baby Photography sent you! Return here again and leave another comment letting us know you have a 3rd entry!
On April 16 we will choose the winner via random drawing and announce here on the blog and on Facebook so be sure you are connected and good luck!

*prize must be claimed within 24 hours of notice or an alternate winner will be drawn
*no purchase necessary
*shipping is not included in this giveaway, frame must be picked up at our studio. The studio is located in Edgewater, MD 21037
*winning products can not be exchanged for other products

**updated to correct drawing date and entry guidelines

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