I want to spend a moment to talk about Pinterest.
Who doesn’t love spending countless hours among the cooking, scrapbooking, decorating and photography boards of pinterest. My sweet husband is outside building an adorable spider web out of plastic wrap right now. Where did he come up with this amazing Halloween decoration? Yup, you guessed it – Pinterest! If you take a gander into the boards of Two Color Photography’s Pinterest, you’ll find humor boards, organization boards, fitness boards, and yes photography inspiration boards. You’ll also find boards full of ideas for photography locations, ideas for what to wear for your next session, and boards of some my work. I love pinterest!
So why is this blog titled Pinterest beware?
In most any other session – bridals, family, seniors – getting ideas from your clients with suggestions they found on pinterest is not a problem. However, in the world of newborn photography, getting a pinterest board from a client with beautiful ideas that they want to use for their newborn makes us a little queasy inside.
Before everybody gets upset with me, let me explain why!
When perusing the halls of pinterest, you are seeing hundreds of photographers beautiful and creative ideas for a newborn session. Let’s say you select your favorite 10 that you’d love to see done on with your new bundle. These photographers did it, why can’t mine? Here’s the problem: these 10 images were done by 10 different photographers with 10 different newborns during 10 different sessions. Please remember these 10 adorable poses were not achieved by one single photographer during one newborn session.