So cute! But make sure to stay safe
Froggy pose may just be my most requested pose for newborn photo sessions. It is absolutely adorable and who doesn't just love squish baby cheeks? Froggy is also one of the trickiest poses to accomplish and not every baby will cooperate for it.
Froggy pose is one pose (of many) where it becomes extremely important to only use an experienced newborn photographer. This type of photo should only be done as a composite of two pictures. Do not ever allow someone to leave you child in this position unsupported. Babies' have big heads and small wrists. My hands never leave baby and they are never left to support their own head.
This pose can 100% be done safely, but you really need to know what you are doing and have lots of experience handling and photographing newborns.
So how is it done?
This pose is done as a composite of two photos. After gently getting baby into position, I take the first picture while supporting baby's hands under their chin. This keeps baby's head fully supported. I then put down my camera and using both hands, gently and carefully switch my hands to hold the top of baby's head. Again, I am ensuring that baby is fully supported at all times. I snap a few pictures and then move on to the next pose.
After the session, I go through the pictures and find two that will work well together. I bring them into photoshop and work some magic..... and tada! A perfect froggy!