Newborn Photography w/ Nicole Klein [PS 30]

Erica & Darin chat with Nicole Klein (of Charlie & Violet Photography), about Newborn Photography. The three answer questions inspired by listeners of the podcast. After spending almost 20 years in advertising working with some of the most successful brands, Nicole decided to seek out her passion as a professional newborn photographer. Today she spends most of her time photographing both glowing baby bumps and fresh newborns in her Mendota Heights, MN studio and will be mentoring across the country in 2016.

What's in this episode:

  • The challenge behind shooting Newborn Photography.
  • What is the perfect age for photographing newborns.
  • Best lighting setups.
  • The best policy for props.
  • Is this something better to do in studio or at a client's home.
  • Ideas for compositions & the best angle.
  • Tips & Tricks for keeping the baby & their siblings happy.
  • Posing & including the family in the shots.
  • Skin issues. – Reschedule or retouch?
  • Post-processing techniques specific to Newborn Photography.
  • Do maternity shoots lead to newborn shoots or referrals?

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3 thoughts on “Newborn Photography w/ Nicole Klein [PS 30]”

    1. It was a pleasure Nicole! I learned so much from you and I bet our listeners learned some invaluable insight as well!

  1. Marisela Guerra

    I would love to subscribe to the podcast with Nicole Klein of Newborn Photography on my iPhone!

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