It’s not unusual for clients to ask me how I safely suspend babies in midair for swing images.
The answer – I don’t! My goal is to keep baby safe and comfortable at all times, so I use COMPOSITES.
WHAT IS A COMPOSITE?
A composite is a special type of image that has been created by painstakingly photoshopping multiple images together. This technique allows me to safely put baby into beautiful scenes like swings, airplanes, elaborate floral nests, and more! If parents are assisting a setup, composite editing technique can also be used to remove parents hands from images.
WHY DON’T YOU JUST DO IT “IN REAL LIFE” INSTEAD OF PHOTOSHOP?
Safety! My goal (above beautiful photos) is to keep your baby safe and comfortable. Babies can have unpredictable movements, even during sleep, so it is better to pose baby on safe surface and photoshop than to actually put baby into every type of prop or to hang them from a swing. I know some photographers will try to do this “in real life” but at my studio, safety is my first priority.
ARE COMPOSITES INCLUDED IN EVERY PACKAGE?
Composites are OPTIONAL parts of a newborn session, no one is obligated to have a composite in their gallery. Two complimentary composites are included in my largest packages. Smaller packages can have a composite added on for an additional charge, if baby slept deeply and cooperated during the session.
I have hundreds of composites to choose from, from simple styles to elaborate movie themes. There is literally something for everyone!
Composites allow for creativity and safety and are an essential part of the “magic” that goes on at Alexandra Hunt Photography!