Really exciting times at the moment, my son was born last week. After going to the photrographer today to find out prices I thought I would have a crack myself (about $190AU for 2 8x12 prints and 3 6x4 prints, original files cost $40 per photo).
Please let me know honest opinions, as everyone knows newborn shots have a short window to be done. I will be taking some more later on in the week and looking for ideas. I will be a bit more prepared next time. I will also have a go with my 50mm 1.8 lens.
I have made a couple notes of what I have observed and how I think I can better the shots already. Cut and clean finger nails, don't squash the poor guys ear and wrinkle his forehead. Look where his hands are and face expressions. Be patient. All images have been slightly cropped.
f5 1/125 ISO200
f4.5 1/125 ISO200
f3.5 1/125 ISO200
f3.5 1/60 ISO200
f3.8 1/60 ISO200