Ten of The Best Newborn and Children Photography Books

 

A lot of beginning and professional newborn and children photographers wondering where to find the best books for taking them to the next level. So we decided to help you in this pursuit and we’ve reviewed a lot of great newborn and children books on Amazon. Here is a list of top 10 books, that we considered the best books for learning newborn and children photography. So, if you're new or professional photographer, or just wish to take your creating aptitudes to another level these books can guide you through all that you have to know once it comes to professionally newborn and children photography.

TEN OF THE BEST CHILDREN AND NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY BOOKS

Natural Newborn Baby Photography: A Guide to Posing, Shooting, and Business

Little toes, pursed lips, and tiny hands—newborn photography is a rapidly growing market and professional photographers are eager to jump in. To work with and pose a 5- to 10-day-old infant demands special skills, keeping the child safe and the new parents comfortable while capturing the subject’s raw and natural beauty. This guide by pro photographer Robin Long provides the inspiration and instruction, practical tips, and equipment advice you need to get started.
This beautifully illustrated guide will not only assist you through a complete newborn session, but will help you start your own newborn photography business, including creating a business plan, building a client base, and selling your images to clients.


Photographing Newborns: For Boutique Photographers

Acclaimed photographer and photography business guru Mimika Cooney shows you how to build a successful boutique business photographing newborns. This starts by attracting clients through a strategic development of your “Love Brand,” a comprehensive professional identity carefully crafted to bring in the customers you want—and keep them coming back for more. Once you’ve booked a session, Cooney shows you how to make the most of it and deliver heartwarming images of your smallest clients alone or with their families. From there, savvy products and packaging keep parents enthralled and coming back for more. Partnered with a comprehensive system of client contact through mail, social media, and more, you can convert each portrait customer into a client for life—building a lasting demand for your skills and a devoted following of loving fans!


Bellies and Babies: The Business of Maternity and Newborn Photography

Maternity and newborn photography is an exciting new photographic specialty with a growing market. In this book by professional photographer and Canon Explorer of Light Sandy Puc, you will find both information and inspiration. This book covers technical aspects such as equipment, lighting techniques, and composition, but also examines the human side of the equation: how to make moms comfortable during the shoot, tips on photographing newborns, suggestions for props and poses for children under a year of age, and much more. Additionally, it will include business strategies for photographers who are looking to expand into this burgeoning market. Bellies and Babies: The Art of Maternity and Newborn Photography offers photographers both the information and ideas they need to successfully photograph expectant mothers and newborns.


The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography: 100 Modern Ideas for Photographing Newborns, Babies, Children, and Families

Whether you’re facing your first family portrait shoot or are a seasoned professional looking for fresh inspiration, Design Aglow’s 100 ideas for posing newborns, babies, children, siblings, and families will help you approach each session brimming with confidence and creative ideas. Design Aglow’s style-savvy approach has resonated with photographers (and their clients) everywhere. This curated collection reflects their modern sensibility, with poses from industry superstars such as Elizabeth Messina, Rachel Devine, Jose Villa, Tara Whitney, and Anna Kuperberg. You’ll also get tips on directing your subjects, follow-up shots for each setup, and behind-the-scenes lighting information. Both eye candy and practical reference tool, The Design Aglow Posing Guide for Family Portrait Photography will inspire any family photographer, novice or expert, to “wake up” their style and take beautiful portraits for modern families.


Your Baby in Pictures: The New Parents' Guide to Photographing Your Baby's First Year

Capture the story of your baby’s first year! The first twelve months of your child’s life are full of precious, fleeting moments, from sleepy newborn yawns to first smiles and wobbly first steps. Why entrust your memories to hastily taken snapshots—or worse yet, none at all? Let professional photographer (and mom) Me Ra Koh help you capture the moments with 40 beautiful “photo recipes” anyone can do, with any camera. Telling your baby’s story in pictures has never been easier!


Capture the Moment: The Modern Photographer's Guide to Finding Beauty in Everyday and Family Life

Featuring gorgeous phographs takn by the members the photography industry’s largest social network of female photographers, Clickin Moms, this accessible and gift-worthy guide provides both the inspiration and skills every photographer needs to capture life's beautiful moments as frameable pieces of art—from breakfasts to birthday parties and first steps to first days of school.
With big, bold images paired with short, easy-to-follow tips progressing from elementary to advanced, this book is perfect for amateurs and professionals alike, covering equipment, composition, posing, low light, natural light, black and white, still life, and lifestyle photography. Assignments for experimenting with lighting and shooting locations round out the chapters, and advice based on photographs from over 100 contributors include these priceless suggestions


Mamarazzi: Every Mom's Guide to Photographing Kids

Moms, if you can't seem to take enough great photos of the children in your life, this is the book for you.  Now you can learn how to photograph children with the style, clarity, color, and beauty you see in professional photographs.  This fun guide combines humor with solid know-how to show you how to compose shots, handle cameras from basic compacts to advanced dSLRs, take portraits or candids, create prints that impress, and even work with kids! Packed with beautiful examples and written in a down-to-earth style from one mom to another, this book will help mamarazzis everywhere take better photos. Mixes information, inspiration, and fun for women who want to take better photographs of the children in their lives. Explains how to set up a camera and use the controls on basic compacts up to advanced dSLR cameras. Covers shot composition, determining settings, exposing images correctly, the essentials of printing images, how to process for clear and bright color, and more.


Your Child in Pictures: The Parents' Guide to Photographing Your Toddler and Child from Age One to Ten

Celebrated photographer and best-selling author Me Ra Koh provides step-by-step instruction on photographing your family and taking pictures of your child. As a companion book to Your Baby in Pictures, Your Child in Pictures helps you learn to capture your child's special moments with 40 beautiful “photo recipes” that anyone can do, with any camera. From first haircuts to first days of school, from snuggly teddy bears to favorite dress-up clothes, the toddler and childhood years are full of precious days that disappear all too soon. What parent doesn’t yearn to freeze the memory of their 2-year-old’s chubby cheeks or their 6-year-old’s toothless grin?


Beyond Snapshots: How to Take That Fancy DSLR Camera Off "Auto" and Photograph Your Life like a Pro

Let professional photographers Rachel Devine and Peta Mazey show you how to use that fancy DSLR to photograph the story of your life, from falling in love and having a baby, to the everyday moments that are no less precious. You’ll learn: Common beginner mistakes and how to avoid them. How to take portraits of your children, friends, pets—even yourself. How to capture light to make your photos more dramatic. How to make colors pop, eyes sparkle, and skin tones more realistic. How to capture the uniqueness and wonder of your family, friends, and world. After all, why trust your memories to regular snapshots when with just a little knowledge, you can create beautiful photographs?


Your Family in Pictures: The Parents' Guide to Photographing Holidays, Family Portraits, and Everyday Life

From leading photography expert Me Ra Koh, "The Photo Mom," comes the book for parents with little to no photography experience who want to capture better portraits and photos of their families using any camera. What parent doesn’t want to capture the perfectly imperfect joy of family life through photos? From holidays and vacations to portraits and shared moments, celebrated photographer (and mom) Me Ra Koh not only helps moms and dads take better photos, but inspires them to discover photography as a way to connect with, cherish, and celebrate their family. With forty beautiful “photo recipes” anyone can follow—with any camera—preserving your family’s story has never been easier!


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