What Is Macro Photography in Newborn Portraits?

What Is a Macro Photography Lens and How do I use it in my Newborn Portrait Sessions?

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As a newborn portrait photographer, I have a few different tricks up my sleeve when it comes to giving my clients the newborn pictures that they want. And one of those newborn tricks is my macro photography lens. So that begs the question, what is a macro lens and what is macro photography?

Technically speaking, macro photography is anything that is close up. This can be used on small objects, such as flowers, tiny stones or insects, anything you want to get up close and personal with. A macro lens is made to allow a photographer to get closer to whatever they are photographing and get a detailed image. Mine is a Canon L series 100 macro lens.

Using A Macro Lens in New Baby Portraits

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A macro lens allows a photographer to get up close and personal and retain lots of detail.
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So how does macro photography apply to my job as a newborn portrait photographer? It allows me to get detail shots of your little one. Those tiny eyelashes, the dimples on chubby newborn fingers, every detail of their pouty lips. Every one of those details is something you will want to remember with photographic clarity when your little one gets bigger. And thanks to my macro lens, I can give you that keepsake.

Not every parent thinks that the detail shots are something they’re going to want. But I can’t even count the number of times a parent has told me after the fact how much they love the close up of their baby’s fingers, toes, mouth or nose.

These newborn macro photography detail shots are some that I try to get during every session, whether it’s a full newborn session, or a newborn mini session. They’re even one of my top 6 must have photos to capture. To see the rest check out this post: My Top 6 Must Have Newborn Photos.

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Flaky skin on baby toes! Thank you macro lens.
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As a newborn photographer, I use the macro lens almost every session to capture your baby’s details that you just may forget over time. (Lips, lashes, feet and hands for example).
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Are you looking for newborn portraits north of Boston? Crabapple Photography in Andover MA specializes in newborn portrait photography. We serve clients from around the area including Somerville, Belmont, Dracut, Haverhill and more. Kate McKenna has been photographing newborns since 2009. Contact Kate today to learn more about newborn photos and macro photography.

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    Welcome to Crabapple Photography! I'm Kate and I've been a family portrait photographer since 2009. My specialty is newborns, babies and children. We have fun! My style is clean and whimsical and I am a detail person.

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