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.
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??
September 9th, 2011 at 2:03 am
Hi Heather, I bought the shade from Select blinds online. It’s light diffusing white roller blind.
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.
September 10th, 2011 at 2:28 am
Hi there, newborns I shoot with a 50 mm 1.4.
September 9th, 2011 at 4:38 pm
what a wonderful job to photograph babies!
Can you tell me where you got your futon/sofabed?
Hi there, I bought it from Overstock.com several years ago.
September 10th, 2011 at 1:26 am
I love this!!! How beautiful!
September 12th, 2011 at 2:48 am
Wow. Thanks for sharing this. What a great inspiration!
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!
September 19th, 2011 at 1:14 am
Hi there, it is a real window :)
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.
September 19th, 2011 at 1:13 am
The one in this picture is a puck shaped bean bag for JC Penney.
September 18th, 2011 at 4:51 pm
Thank you, Laurie!!
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?
September 19th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
Love your studio! You do awesome work. What direction does your window face?
September 20th, 2011 at 5:04 am
My window faces south and I’ve always got plenty of light :)
September 28th, 2011 at 4:23 am
Beautiful Studio!!! your pictures are beautiful!
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?
October 11th, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Hi Sandra, I use a light diffusing roller shade.
October 12th, 2011 at 1:48 pm
So awesome!! I really hope to do this someday. About what size is that room?? Love it.
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!
October 23rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm
I bought it on Amazon.com. I can’t remember the exact name but they have several on there.
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!!
October 23rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm
Thank you Chloe! I think the lighter gray I have is pursuit gray.
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 !
November 16th, 2011 at 1:04 am
I edit on my imac :)
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?
December 10th, 2011 at 3:06 pm
Yes, I layer lots of blankets and it helps to keep everything looking smooth.
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?
December 12th, 2011 at 6:07 pm
Hi Cameron, it’s just the “whitest” white I could find.
December 12th, 2011 at 4:50 pm
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December 16th, 2011 at 8:51 pm
Thanks Laurie! Where did you get that grey paper? Love the color!
January 4th, 2012 at 7:36 pm
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?
January 6th, 2012 at 2:34 am
Hi there, I got it years ago on Overstock.com!
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
January 31st, 2012 at 10:23 pm
I got it from Overstock.com years ago.
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
January 31st, 2012 at 10:22 pm
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!
March 1st, 2012 at 1:49 am
It’s 10 ft x 20 ft.
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?
March 1st, 2012 at 1:48 am
I’s a backdrop stand I have had for years, they have portable backdrop stands anyplace that sells photography equipment.
February 20th, 2012 at 3:23 pm
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!!
February 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
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!
March 1st, 2012 at 1:45 am
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.
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.
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.
March 17th, 2012 at 2:13 pm
Very inspirational blog post. Thank you for allowing us to come into your studio.
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!!
May 7th, 2012 at 6:50 pm
10 ft by 20 ft Mindy.
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.
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.
May 8th, 2012 at 1:39 pm
Hey Laurie, beautiful studio, where did you purchase the 3 roller system for the papers?
May 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm
I bought it on Amazon.com
May 11th, 2012 at 12:05 am
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?
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.
May 18th, 2012 at 3:53 pm
Your work is so inspiring!
May 25th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
the roller shade is genius its made a giant soft box for you. I need a studio!
June 11th, 2012 at 6:00 pm
thank you :)
June 2nd, 2012 at 4:52 pm
Hey Laurie, beautiful studio! Do your clients sit in with you when shooting a session?
June 11th, 2012 at 7:17 pm
The lighting in your studio is exquisite! Thanks for sharing your set up :)
June 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm
July 11th, 2012 at 5:56 am
Beautiful work Laurie. Just curious, you mentioned your lens, what body do you use?
July 31st, 2012 at 11:52 pm
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!
I think they are 16 x 20 and they are custom framed.
July 20th, 2012 at 3:48 am
Where do you get your blankets? Those can get so expensive. Great space, love it!
July 20th, 2012 at 3:49 am
Where do you buy your blankets? Great space, love it!!
July 31st, 2012 at 11:50 pm
Everywhere Lindsay, I’m a hoarder :) I have blankets from Ikea, Potterbarn, Target, Overstock, everywhere.
July 25th, 2012 at 11:41 am
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July 25th, 2012 at 8:16 pm
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!
July 31st, 2012 at 11:49 pm
I am Jason, I shoot with a 50 mm on the short side, 24-70 for families.
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?
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.
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.
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.
September 24th, 2012 at 2:51 am
Do you use a full frame camera?
September 24th, 2012 at 2:53 am
Also I have a studio that is 10×12, can I use a 50mm 1.4 lens?
September 27th, 2012 at 4:57 pm
I do use a full frame camera and a 50 1.4 and 24-70 in studio.
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!
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!
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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