The perfect froggy

You might have heard the term “froggy pose” from friends or others who already had a newborn photo shoot and seem those most adorable images. This is the most requested newborn baby pose ever but at the same time one of the trickiest as well. Certainly not all baby can or willing to do it.

When you see the images you might wonder how it’s been done and whether it is safe enough.

First of all how does it look?

Newborns sitting with their chin on their hands with their legs straddled.

Like this…

Baby boy facing the camera in a froggy pose on a green background.

How to create the newborn froggy pose?

Newborn safety is and should be of paramount importance not only when doing the froggy pose but through all session of your baby.

Here is where it comes to years of experience and training as you do not just start photographing newborns because you have a camera and you do not learn to pose them over night. Despite how cute this is I strongly advise against this pose unless a professional photographer does it for you.

But you still might wonder why to go expensive when you found a bargain or someone in need for newborn images for their portfolio on a local Facebook group. Well, newborn photography is indeed a luxury and it isn’t cheap for this same reason – training, more training, years of practice, expensive and safe props, safe and well thought of posing aids and other equipment.

Let’s go back to this most adorable pose…

First of all don’t be fooled! The final photograph is not what it is at all. Babies do not put themselves into these poses and do not hold their heads, their weight on the wrists by themselves. The magic happens in post-production i.e. Photoshop as well as it is down to the experience of the photographer! To achieve this pose it is very important that the baby is held and supported at all times. How it happens that when the baby is in deep sleep it is me the professional photographer who pose them while mum or dad is sitting next to me and I’m explaining everything to them all the way before they give me a hand.

There are two photos. On the first photo on the left mum holding baby's head in a froggy pose. On the second image looks the same but mum's hands are supporting the baby's wrist.

Firstly baby is supported from the wrists and then the head while I take two quick shots which are later merged into one image – this is called a composite. That is all what it takes! But… the training and experience has to come first.

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