Mastery Monday Newborn Photography Tip | What’s Under Your Beanbag Fabric ?

Newborn posing is an art form.  Like all artists who create art, there will be some  favorite or required tools to get the job done.

One of my favorite tools is under my beanbag fabric…

receiving blankets!

When I travel to newborn sessions for clients, 8-12 of these guys are always included in my gear. When posing your littlest subjects on the beanbag, place a few receiving blankets under your posing fabrics. With a little folding and a little stacking, your receiving blankets will help lift those little heads and bums for poses such as the Tushie Up or Taco/Womb pose.

Check out todays video tip about adding receiving blankets to your newborn photography tool bag.


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malia b

Newborn Photography Instructor for The Photographers Element

Photographer at Malia B Photography


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Malia Battilana

AS A FORMER SCHOOL TEACHER, AND NOW A FULL TIME NEWBORN PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER, MALIA HAS COMBINED HER LOVE OF CHILDREN AND TEACHING TO HELP OTHERS SPARK THEIR PASSION IN THEIR OWN NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY.

It’s an honor to be photographing the world’s newest little human beings. It takes that special touch, patience and a pure love. She believes emotional connection makes for influential newborn portraiture and that anyone seeking that, can find it.

Malia lives in sunny Phoenix, Arizona with her most supportive husband and her 3 fun-loving children. As the owner of Malia B Photography, she photographs the cutest babies in the Valley of the Sun.