Introducing … StandInBaby®
The world’s first, fully articulated, lifelike and camera ready posing and training aid, specifically designed for newborn photographers, by newborn photographers. It introduces a new level of safety and education practices never seen before in the Newborn Photography Industry. StandInBaby® significantly accelerates learning, opens creativity and adds strength to your natural abilities, all while keeping infant safety at the forefront.
Newborns are top heavy and our research shows that most photographers (even after having children) have forgotten or underestimate how heavy this portion of the body is and fail to hold or support a baby correctly when attempting a pose for the first time, which can lead to numerous neck and spinal injuries in infants. Attempting poses for the first time on StandInBaby® reduces the risk of inadvertently harming an infant through lack of knowledge and training.
Pre-StandInBaby, the newborn photography training process was just two steps, watch someone do it then try it on a fragile baby. This sounds terrible but there was no other option. That is until now, the extremely important step between these two is now available. For the first time, watch the techniques, try it with SIB™, make mistakes with SIB™ and then once ready, and only once ready, progress to a newborn baby.
Get it. Master it. Make it.
StandInBaby® allows the user to master newborn posing, wrapping, working with props, parents positioning, lighting techniques, camera operation and so much more before ever working with a newborn baby. It is no longer acceptable in the photography industry to practice newborn posing techniques on infants! Working with and photographing newborns is definitely a privilege, not a right. It is not something you should rush into or commence before you are 100% ready, as this is how accidents happen. Remember, this is someone’s personal miracle you are posing and due care must be taken at all times. It is extremely important to be well educated and rehearsed on a pose before ever attempting it on someones baby. Newborn photography is not a “Fake it, until you make it” profession, you need to know exactly what you are doing at all times. Which is why our posing and training aid is so critical to the learning process.