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Digital composites for newborns in time for Christmas - the festive bowl
 

I love to include a digital composite or two in every newborn photography gallery as they add a lovely extra bespoke portrait that is unique to each family. To that end, I like to create my own digital backdrops where I can so they are truly unique and quite often I have a vision of what I want in my head but can't find a commercially available digital backdrop that looks how I want.

 

I have a little crochet gingerbread man at the studio made by the wonderful Gaynor at Joyfully Crafted Creations that I wanted to use to create a digital backdrop for composites as I LOVE gingerbread men especially around Christmas time. The only problem was that I only had 1 gingerbread man so I had to take several images with the gingerbread man in each position so I could put them together in Photoshop.

 

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It took a while and in retrospect I should have used a part of the paper backdrop that wasn't ripped and shabby looking but I layered all the image together and rotated the gingerbread men until they were in the exact spot I needed them.

 

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After editing out my feet a dozen times and a pen that I randomly left on the backdrop, the shabby rip and dozens of random marks on the paper backdrop, here's a work in progress:

 

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And finally this was the result, although I was looking for something warmer and with more character so I added texture and warming layers to the image to create a really beautiful digital backdrop ready for the festive influx of newborns, can you imagine this on a family's Christmas cards this year?!

 

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So of course I had to test it and gorgeous Ezra modelled this for me dressed as a gingerbread man of course!

 

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How gorgeous is this? I can easily incorporate this and any one of a number of other digital composites into your newborn photography session and this particular backdrop can also be used for the Simply Swaddled baby sessions too.

 

To book your newborn photography shoot get in touch by emailing lisa@secretsmilephotography.com, use the Contact Lisa page on the website or use the online booking system to book your newborn or Simply Swaddled shoots.

 

If you have a 'preference' for a theme just let me know and I can create a personalised digital backdrop to use with your newborn that is completely personal to you, imagine a bespoke piece of art that only you will ever have!

 

I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Love Lisa xx
 
 

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