I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the sweetest babies of late. I try to keep the light as soft as possible, and so use bounced flash – bouncing my studio lights off the white polyboards and off the walls. The white floors help to further minimise shadows, and keep the light soft.
I shoot all my pics in RAW (and so, obviously, in colour), and then open each one individually to create the photoshop effects, or convert to black & white and sepia.
This little newborn had little interest in being photographed. So many tears from one so small!
The pics were done on location, using only window light and a bit of reflector.
My portfolio of baby, kiddy and family portraits is at http://dhewitson.ifp3.com