Matching Colors with Skin in Newborn Photography
I am a big believer in allowing colors in photography to tell a story. For my babies with darker skin tones I find that peach, reds and other warmer colors bring out the newborn’s skin tones better than neutral colors. I also have found that natural light doesn’t do the best job of capturing the subtle color shifts in darker skin. I tend to go with my Einstein studio light for these kind of sessions.
This baby’s name is Ahalya, which is an Indian baby name. The Indian meaning of the name is Ahalyais: Night. People with this name tend to be creative and excellent at expressing themselves. They are drawn to the arts, and often enjoy life immensely. They are often the center of attention, and enjoy careers that put them in the limelight. So what a coincidence! Ahalya has now already had her first starring role… which just happened to place her at the center of my newborn studio! People with this name also tend to become involved in many different activities, and are sometimes reckless with both their energies and with money. People with this name also have a deep inner desire to create and express themselves, often in public speaking, acting, writing or singing. They also yearn to have beauty around them in their home and work environment.
So with all that said, it’s a little too early to say which one of those paths our little Ahalya will go down in life, but for today she simply played the part of a newborn in what turned out to be a wonderful photo session here in my studio in Atlanta, Georgia. We had very little crying or discomfort from her throughout her time in front of the camera… which always makes the parents rest easier and allowed me to do my job of matching some beautiful colors to that glowing newborn skin!