Most newborn and baby shoots take place in my natural light home based studio. It’s quiet and comfortable with all the props and goodies we could ever need.


  1. Heather Owens

    September 8th, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Your little space is divine! I’m looking to do something like it . . . would you mind telling me what kind of shade is on your window??

  2. Laurie

    September 9th, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Hi Heather, I bought the shade from Select blinds online. It’s light diffusing white roller blind.

  3. Nicole

    September 9th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    hi, would you mind telling me what kind of objective ( 50mm. f2.8??) you use? It looks as if you are very close by the baby. Thanks and best regards.

  4. Laurie

    September 10th, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Hi there, newborns I shoot with a 50 mm 1.4.

  5. Maribel

    September 9th, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    what a wonderful job to photograph babies!

    Can you tell me where you got your futon/sofabed?

  6. Laurie

    September 10th, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Hi there, I bought it from several years ago.

  7. Karmen

    September 10th, 2011 at 1:26 am

    I love this!!! How beautiful!

  8. Deanna Ford

    September 12th, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Wow. Thanks for sharing this. What a great inspiration!

  9. Patti

    September 16th, 2011 at 12:28 am

    Hi Laurie! I love your studio!! I am a student photographer so pardon my question may seem silly, but is that a real window?? or is it a lighted panel of some sort?? So if it is a real window OMG you get a lot of light trough there!!!
    Congrats you have a dream studio!

  10. Laurie

    September 19th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Hi there, it is a real window :)

  11. Nas

    September 18th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Hi Laurie! I love what you did with your space! Perfect! Can you tell where you bought the round cushion that is in the corner and also used to prop up the baby? I have seen bean bags used but that one seems much better.

  12. Laurie

    September 19th, 2011 at 1:13 am

    The one in this picture is a puck shaped bean bag for JC Penney.

  13. Heather Owens

    September 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you, Laurie!!

  14. Kendall Stoy

    September 19th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    SO jealous of your home studio, that is EXACTLY what I want! Which direction is your big window facing? North? Do you ever have issues with not having enough light?

  15. Hope S

    September 19th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Love your studio! You do awesome work. What direction does your window face?

  16. Laurie

    September 20th, 2011 at 5:04 am

    My window faces south and I’ve always got plenty of light :)

  17. flor austin

    September 28th, 2011 at 4:23 am

    Beautiful Studio!!! your pictures are beautiful!

  18. Sandra A.

    October 9th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Amazing pictures, thank you for sharing!
    Your window is south faced you say…. is there some kind of diffusion in front of the window, to prevent direct sunlight?

  19. Laurie

    October 11th, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Hi Sandra, I use a light diffusing roller shade.

  20. Dawn Townsend

    October 12th, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    So awesome!! I really hope to do this someday. About what size is that room?? Love it.

  21. Laurie

    October 13th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    My studio is 10 x 20, it’s a pretty small space.


    October 21st, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Hi Laurie! I was wondering where you got your backdrop mount? Thank You!

  23. Laurie

    October 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hi Chelsea,

    I bought it on I can’t remember the exact name but they have several on there.

  24. Chloe Austin

    October 23rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    What an absolutely breathtaking studio! It’s amazing what you did with such a ‘little’ space!! :) If you don’t mind me asking, what is the name of the light gray paper? Thanks so much, Laurie!!

  25. Laurie

    October 23rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Thank you Chloe! I think the lighter gray I have is pursuit gray.

  26. Becci

    November 10th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    This is so so pretty! Also, Do you edit on your imac or it looks like you have more set up in the background as far as a monitor goes. I love your space !

  27. Laurie

    November 16th, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I edit on my imac :)

  28. Corey

    December 10th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    Your space is absolute heaven! Gorgeous and so functional! I noticed that you put several blankets over your backdrop stand & beanbag… is that to smooth wrinkles and prevent seeing through the blanket?

  29. Laurie

    December 10th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Yes, I layer lots of blankets and it helps to keep everything looking smooth.

  30. Cameron

    December 11th, 2011 at 3:11 am

    What a wonderful peaceful studio! It is perfect! Would you mind telling me what paint color you used on your wall?

  31. Laurie

    December 12th, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Hi Cameron, it’s just the “whitest” white I could find.

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  33. Corey

    December 16th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Thanks Laurie! Where did you get that grey paper? Love the color!

  34. Yvette

    January 4th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Laurie,

    All these questions….
    Well it’s a great studio space and I think you did a great job getting it organized.
    I was wondering if you would share where you got the sofa?


  35. Laurie

    January 6th, 2012 at 2:34 am

    Hi there, I got it years ago on!

  36. Samantha

    January 11th, 2012 at 12:53 am

    Love it, my studio space is similiarly “shaped” to yours and I’m currently in the s l o w process of decorating! What a great space you have, and I LOVE the beanbag on the couch idea!! Where did you get that couch? I neeeeed it! Lol

  37. Laurie

    January 31st, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Hi Samantha,
    I got it from years ago.

  38. Tammy Holtman

    January 31st, 2012 at 3:35 am

    I Love your studio and pictures! Could you please tell me where you got you wall organization unit and desk? This would be perfect for the small space I’m turning into my studio! Thanks~ Tammy

  39. Laurie

    January 31st, 2012 at 10:22 pm


  40. Melissa

    February 6th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Hi Laurie :) I tried to read all the comments before asking, but didn’t see anyone ask this. Could you tell me the dimensions of this studio/office space? This is just amazing!

  41. Laurie

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:49 am

    Hi Melissa,
    It’s 10 ft x 20 ft.

  42. Kim Clark

    February 10th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Laurie! Beautiful studio. Could you tell me where you got the metal rod supports for the blankets?

  43. Laurie

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Hi Kim,
    I’s a backdrop stand I have had for years, they have portable backdrop stands anyplace that sells photography equipment.

  44. sally

    February 20th, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Laurie,
    You’re so sweet to be willing to share your pullbacks like this. I found it on pinterest and I am fairly new to newborn shoots with one coming up tomorrow. I have similar light source, so it really helped to see how you placed your babies in relation to the window, thanks!!

  45. Anne-Scarlett

    February 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Hey Laurie!
    Ran across your blog on pinterest! As a novice natural light children’s photographer, I’m always looking for suggestions/advice from established photogs, and I love this visual of a good, clean natural light studio! I do have a question, on days when it’s overcast/dreary out, do you use a reflector of some sort, or how to you keep shadows from being cast on the subject when the light is so one directional?
    Also, do you use the grey paper as your white balance source or was it just a neutral you selected as your background?

    Thanks so much for your time!

  46. Laurie

    March 1st, 2012 at 1:45 am

    Hi Anne,
    I rarely need to use a reflector but have one handy in case. I find that I almost always have enough light. The grey paper I chose just because I like it as a mid neutral.

  47. Lora

    March 4th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Hi there! I LOVE your space, and I see you purchased your futon several years ago on Overstock. Do you happen to know the brand? Overstock doesn’t appear to carry it anymore, and I’d love to purchase the same one (especially since yours seems to have stood the test of time).

    Thanks so much for your time, and for sharing these pullbacks.

  48. Laurie

    March 13th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I’m not sure what the brand was, I bought it in 2009. I know it was about $700, but that’s about all I remember.

  49. April Sims

    March 17th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Very inspirational blog post. Thank you for allowing us to come into your studio.

  50. Mindy

    May 3rd, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Hey, I was wondering if you could give me the measurements of your studio. Would be ever so grateful!!

  51. Laurie

    May 7th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    10 ft by 20 ft Mindy.

  52. Christina Poston

    May 7th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    I love your site! Im 25 and have three kids. I love pictures and am thinking a stay at home mom could get into something like this. If you have any advise for someone getting started…. Please let me know. Thank you so much.

  53. Laurie

    May 12th, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Hi Christina, The best advice I can give you is to practice, practice, practice. I shot for 20 years before I ever considered going into business. Next, be sure you really want to run a small business. 90% of your time will be spent editing, marketing, bookkeeping, corresponding with clients, and not taking pictures. 70-80% of every dollar I bring in goes to taxes, insurance premiums, equipment, props, cost of goods sold, marketing materials, and other overhead. I would advise anyone starting a small business to go into it with their eyes open and a solid business plan in place. Best of luck to you.

  54. Chris

    May 8th, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Hey Laurie, beautiful studio, where did you purchase the 3 roller system for the papers?

  55. Laurie

    May 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I bought it on

  56. sheila

    May 11th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Hi Laurie,

    I love your studio space and your work. I was wondering if you would give me a little insight on your marketing? Where and how you market yourself and your photography and what works best for you?

  57. Laurie

    May 11th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    He Sheila, I network a lot with local businesses, keep my web presence high, offer great customer service to generate a steady stream of referrals. It’s not really one thing but many avenues to reach my client base.

  58. Nicole

    May 18th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Your work is so inspiring!

  59. nicole pitts

    May 25th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    the roller shade is genius its made a giant soft box for you. I need a studio!

  60. Laurie

    June 11th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    thank you :)

  61. mike

    June 2nd, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Hey Laurie, beautiful studio! Do your clients sit in with you when shooting a session?

  62. marisa taylor

    June 11th, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    The lighting in your studio is exquisite! Thanks for sharing your set up :)

  63. Laurie

    June 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    thank you!

  64. Cindy

    July 11th, 2012 at 5:56 am

    Beautiful work Laurie. Just curious, you mentioned your lens, what body do you use?

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  66. Richel

    July 14th, 2012 at 6:56 pm

    Hi, would you mind sharing what size picture frames you have on your wall and where you purchased them? I love your space!

  67. Laurie

    July 31st, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    I think they are 16 x 20 and they are custom framed.

  68. Lindsey

    July 20th, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Where do you get your blankets? Those can get so expensive. Great space, love it!

  69. Lindsey

    July 20th, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Where do you buy your blankets? Great space, love it!!

  70. Laurie

    July 31st, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Everywhere Lindsay, I’m a hoarder :) I have blankets from Ikea, Potterbarn, Target, Overstock, everywhere.

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  72. Jason

    July 25th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Hi Laurie,
    We are in the process of buying a new home and we are going to make a studio in the spare room. It happens to be almost the same size as yours. Are you able to get a full shot of the baby with the 50mm if you are shooting on the 10ft side? It seems like that is the direction you are shooting, but it’s hard to tell which lens you are using. Thanks!

  73. Laurie

    July 31st, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I am Jason, I shoot with a 50 mm on the short side, 24-70 for families.

  74. Sean in Aus

    August 14th, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Such a wonderful space, thanks for sharing Laurie!
    A question if I may… Do you leave your paper always hanging on the brakets?

  75. Laurie

    August 24th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Sean, I do have it hanging all the time. I shouldn’t because it warps but those 9 ft rolls are too heavy to take up and down all the time by myself.

  76. Spicytee

    August 25th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I love you pieces Laurie.. You are an inspirational. Would definitely love to meet you if I’m anywhere around you. Wow. You touched me always with your images.

  77. samantha

    August 29th, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    Thanks laurie for sharing your space of magic….I’ts amazing!I’m a mother of two beautiful butterflies and now that they’re teenagers I’m back to my business of Photography (they are so excited about that). You stir me to my bones with your article about Balancing business and Family. I never heard of somebody that feel the same way I felt years ago, because most of my coworkers (here in Puerto Rico)where men and the ladies were single. I was so overwhelmed with the girls, the house, water polo practices,husband, school and business that I get another job and put my business and my photography behind. Thanks for the advice, I appreciate all that you share, you’re wonderful…God bless you, you’re family and business.

  78. Sonia

    September 24th, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Do you use a full frame camera?

  79. Sonia

    September 24th, 2012 at 2:53 am

    Also I have a studio that is 10×12, can I use a 50mm 1.4 lens?

  80. Laurie

    September 27th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I do use a full frame camera and a 50 1.4 and 24-70 in studio.

  81. Lauren

    October 6th, 2012 at 3:33 am

    Hi Laurie, what wonderful pullback images. Thank you for sharing! And thank you for answering all of these many questions from everyone…its so nice to have someone share their knowledge/experience/tips. Not everyone does!

  82. Lani

    October 14th, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I enjoyed browsing your site – you do a great job! Just curious where you order prints from. Thank you!

  83. Laurie

    October 19th, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I have several labs I use for different products, I like ProDPI, Simply Color, and WHCC.

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