Froggy Pose - How it’s Done Safely
The froggy pose is a highly requested pose for newborn sessions, and who couldn’t love a precious baby posed perfectly for their first modeling session. So many people love this particular pose, but they are super surprised when they learn how it’s done. A newborn baby does not have the muscle tone to support their own head in this pose. Because it’s my job to keep your little one safe during his session, this pose is completed in several steps (with the help of mom or dad) to ensure baby’s safety.
While I love to create this pose, I know that not all babies love it. As with any pose in a newborn session, if your baby is not comfortable, I will not push them. (Some babies take a little more time to settle, and this just takes some patience)
Once I get baby completely settled and comfortable in the froggy position, I will ask mom or dad to assist. Here’s where the magic happens. For the first shot, Dad is holding/supporting the top of baby’s head while I photograph the bottom half of the body and legs.
Next, Dad will keep his hand on the top of the head, and add his other hand to support the wrists and neck. Slowly he can now remove his hand from the top of baby’s head and the second shot is taken.
Dad’s hands never leave the baby during this pose, keeping baby completely safe.
After the session, the two photos are merged together in Photoshop (a composite). And voila!!! A perfectly precious pose, and a completely safe baby!
This is just one of the reasons it’s best to hire a professional for your newborn session. Safety of your baby is so important. If you do decide to do a DIY newborn session at home, please, never attempt this pose without someone supporting baby at all times.
Want to schedule a session for your own little froggy? Contact Megan.