I remember the days when I first started, I would go on youtube and watch videos on newborn photography and try to learn just from watching and a lot of those videos all pieced together, really helped. I would get a little bit of tip from this video, and another tip from another video. When I'm creating training videos for other photographers I put myself in their shoes and ask " What information would beneficial" and so I do my best to create as much content and information as I possible can. I really hope you all enjoyed my work! Please send a hello or give me a shout out to let me know that my content is working for you or if you feel you need anything else, remember, I was once in your shoes , so I try my best to give you guys the best I possible can!
For the 3rd baby summit, I asked myself, what is my favorite thing and how can share that passion with you all and I thought, 6 month sitters! OMG do I love this stage. I enjoy watching my newborns grow and when they return to see my for this stage, I absolutely love it. It's the cutest thing to me to see a baby sitting. I don't know why but I REALLY ENJOY IT haha.
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In the 3rd Belly Baby Summit, I walk you all through my set up.
Here are my details
My magnet wall: can be purchased at any LOWES or HOME DEPOT. My studio is in my home, so it's in my living space. My husband didn't want a big magnet wall so I decided to attach metal bars to Velcro so I can remove the bars when I'm not working.
Magnet Bar - 3 feet long. I went to home depot with a magnet to test all the metal to make sure it was magnetic. I think I purchased 8 bars total. The nice thing about Velcro on the bars is it allows me to move my bars as needed, I can raise or lower my set based on my backdrop size.
Heavy Duty Velcro : These can hold up to 15Ibs - please do not use regular Velcro as that is unsafe- they can not hold the weight over time. I attach one side to my walls and one side to the metal bars.
Huge plus - I didn't have to drill in to my walls, the reason I chose to use Velcro is because I wanted to remove the bars when not in use.
I would recommend you purchase the velcro on amazon as they are about $2-$5 cheaper then in store.
One pack was enough for me to secure all 8 bars :
Magnet Knobs : I purchased 4 different types of magnets and I found these to be the perfect size, I ordered 2 boxs of these magnets. Size wise- they are perfect and strong enough to hold up my back drops. ( I do not recommend thick back drops such as fleece as its too thick for the magnet to adhere. )
These are 2 inches wide and work great! ( The other ones were too small. )
I love my back drops and floors from
Back drop in my training video is eco- polyester : It's light fabric and the most cost efficient. I thought I'd share that with you all in case your on a budget.
I personally love the Stretch fabric as its a bit thicker and stretchy and very minimal wrinkles!
I personally would not go with fleece as it is too thick for my magnets.
For the training I used this 5x7 ECO-POLYESTER Backdrop
Rubber Floor Mat : LOVE THESE! also 5x7