I bought this sweet silk sack from the very talented prop maker, Little Noggins, and I couldn't wait to use it. When you hold it against your cheek, it's so soft, you almost can't feel anything! My style is very natural and neutral, however, there's a small amount of Anne Geddes inside me somewhere! When I photographed this sweet newborn in Carlingford, I pictured her in a silk sack, in earthy brown tones. Of course, newborns cannot sit and support themselves, and newborn safety is a priority. Actually, it's more than a priority, it's the most important thing in the shoot. Their safety and comfort cannot be compromised. That is why Mum is holding her the entire time. The magic of making this shot is in photoshop.
My beautiful friend and client saw this image on my screen and asked how I did it. So I thought I would share a behind the scenes look at how I photographed my 'baby in a sack' image.
This is the image:
And the making of 'Baby in a sack'