Photoshop Composites || My Latest Obsession || Austin, TX Newborn Photography

 This little one's nursery theme is cactus and succulents so I was SO excited to create this portrait!

This little one's nursery theme is cactus and succulents so I was SO excited to create this portrait!

I have been having sooooo much fun playing around with my newborn photos in photoshop. My latest obsession was sparked by the gorgeous backgrounds created by Luisa Dunn and Sasha Chomakov. These ladies create amazing digital backdrops for newborn photographers to help enhance their clients' galleries. 

A lot of the backdrops I'm drawn to are designed to be used with the baby photographed on a black or brown backdrop. This makes it easy to blend the shadows into the background. 

 This is the original image used in the composite above. I had to flip him to match the lighting direction on the digital backdrop.

This is the original image used in the composite above. I had to flip him to match the lighting direction on the digital backdrop.

For others you need to plan ahead and photograph the baby on a similar background, like this white fluff. With a few quick and simple shots at the end of a session, I now have an endless assortment of beautiful backgrounds to play with. These two are using the same newborn image in the composite.

 I think this is super pretty how it's shot through the flowers...like a bird's eye view of the nest.

I think this is super pretty how it's shot through the flowers...like a bird's eye view of the nest.

 I like the simplicity of this one and how the circles just draw your eye straight to the baby.

I like the simplicity of this one and how the circles just draw your eye straight to the baby.

Some of the backgrounds are super simple and sweet, making the focus on the baby with just a little embellishment.

 LOVE!

LOVE!

And then there are more elaborate backgrounds that are just beautiful works of art, but adding the baby makes it that much more special!

 I think this is the background that really sucked me in. My favorite color is purple and I just love everything about this setup!

I think this is the background that really sucked me in. My favorite color is purple and I just love everything about this setup!

 My little Grinch heart is even getting excited for Christmas this year just because of the composites I get to do! 

My little Grinch heart is even getting excited for Christmas this year just because of the composites I get to do! 

 Another favorite. It's super pretty but can be used for boys or girls.

Another favorite. It's super pretty but can be used for boys or girls.

 I wasn't sure I'd like the feathers but I ended up loving this!

I wasn't sure I'd like the feathers but I ended up loving this!

So if you have a newborn session coming up be prepared for a few surprises to show up in your gallery! :) And if you have any special requests, definitely let me know in your session questionnaire so I can search for the perfect backdrop for you.

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