How to Shoot a Fruit Bath Photo Session
- I started by filling the sink about a quarter of the way up.
- From there, I placed baby in the water and then continued to fill with water till the sink was almost completely full. Doing it this way keeps from having water over flow.
- Once, I had a good amount of water filled I added my fruit. I used Strawberries with Lemons. (Landrick loves lemons!) You will need about 2 lbs of strawberries to fill a standard size sink. If you are using a tub or larger sink, I would be sure to atleast double that amount!
- After you add your fruits, baby is bound to start grabbing and tasting! That Is totally okay! It makes for adorable candid moments!
- You can totally turn the tap on a very low stream and allow it to overflow, which makes for super nice detail shots, as well!
- From there I moved around all around to get all different angles. One of my favorite shots was an over head shot of the tub. It really shows all the detail of the session, but also made for a different perspective.
- Lighting! Some things, I would be sure to consider would be lighting. For fruit bath sessions, you are going to want to use as much natural light as possible. Outdoors, is great, or a kitchen sink, with a nice window casting in some natural light. Natural light is going to be your best bet here, for a couple reasons. One being, ANY time you can shoot natural light, do it. Natural light is your best friend with photography. Secondly, it really gives it that summery feel, which really brings the images to life. I used No off camera lighting, or flash with these images. Everything was shot with natural light.
- Allergies? You also, want to consider baby. I cant express that enough. I would be sure to make sure the child has no allergies what so ever, as well as sensitive skin. Especially if you choose to do lemons as an accent in your baths. Citruses can sometimes be very strong on sensitive baby skin, and because of that I strongly advise having baby wear a cloth diaper of some sort.
- Editing Fruit Bath Photos: When editing these type of images, it is all up to you! I have seen several different styles. Some rustic, and darker, others more true to color. My personal preference was true to color with a touch of light and airy. This really helped make the strawberries pop!
Photo gear? You might be wondering what kind of lens would be best to use? Popular Photography gives you those tips in their article on How to Create a Surreal Milk Bath Photography!