How to use a Speedlight (Studio Light) and Natural Light during a Newborn Photoshoot – at

The Key Ingredients of an Unforgettable Baby Shower
March 10, 2019
How To Make A Career In Journalism
March 11, 2019
Show all

How to use a Speedlight (Studio Light) and Natural Light during a Newborn Photoshoot – at

In this video I’m showing you my light setup for a newborn session. I use a Nikon SB-700 speedlight in a Westcott 50 inch softbox. My camera is the Nikon D750 with the 24-70mm lens F2.8.

I’m a full-time photographer in the Netherlands and I’m planning on showing you a but more of my life as a photographer. Are you interested in photography? Are you looking for a free-online Photography course? Do you want to see the inside of a Photo Studio? Then please, watch my videos and subscribe to my channel!

I’m planning on sharing videos in which I show you my typical work-week as a photographer. I will give you tips & tricks concerning photography, photo shoots, backdrops, studio props, camera settings (iso, aperture, shutter speed, white balance), photoshoot outfits, photoshoot make-up etc.

Bedankt voor het kijken! Ik ben een full-time fotograaf in Nederland en ik wil je graag iets meer laten zien over mijn werk als fotograaf. Wil je meer weten over (digitale) fotografie? Wil je weten hoe een fotostudio er van binnen uitziet? Ben je op zoek naar een gratis online cursus fotografie? Kijk dan mijn videos en abonneer je op mijn kanaal. Ik zal videos maken over camera instellingen (iso, sluitertijd, diafragma, wit-balans), studio achtergronden, fotoshoot outfits, fotoshoot make-up enz.

If you are interested in photographing newborn babies yourself I would highly recommend you to first learn about photography in general. Master you camera, photograph in the Manual mode, learn about aperture, iso, shutter speed, white balance, light and composition. Take photos of your friends (adults or very patient older kids) and make sure you don’t have to think about your camera anymore when photographing babies. Learn about editing as well. Please, don’t experiment photographing Newborn babies without training. Attend a workshop by an experienced and professional photographer with an expertise in Newborn Photography. Learn about the anatomy of babies and invest in good quality cameras, lenses and props. Babies are extremely vulnerable and small and their safety and comfort should be your highest priority. Start with simple poses and make sure you know and understand that many ‘pinterest poses’ are composites. Please, don’t try this at home. If you want beautiful photos of your own Newborn Baby, I highly recommend you to hire a professional and experienced photographer who is trained and specialised in Newborn Photography.

#fenna_and_photography #photoshoot #photography #fotograaf #fotografie #fotoshoot #photographer #behindthescenes #photoshootprops #photostudio #newbornphotography #nikon #nikonnederland


Echo by Broken Elegance 🎩
Magical by JayJen

Lovely Swindler by Amarià


Get a FREE Sitting Session with every Newborn Photo-shot , only at


  1. Laraib Tahir says:

    Hello thanks for such a detailed information can you please tell the softbox stand height

  2. Rachel Tesch says:

    Thank you for Sharing! Your work is beautiful! I love being able to snuggle with babies for a living:)

  3. Ben Cruz says:

    Is square softbox better than octagon?

  4. agne agne says:

    Why iso so big?
    Also I would love to see some of the ways u edit your photos In Lightroom. Thank you love your channel

  5. Vicki Young says:

    Where did you get the cloths backdrops from they almost look like blankets

  6. I LOVE your setup! Just found your channel today and I’m so glad I did!

  7. Thank you for sharing.. Keep it up

  8. Carlee Chew says:

    Where did you get your soft boxes? I’ve been looking for something like yours and just can’t find them!

  9. I learn so much from you! You are beautiful, your work is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent. 💜

  10. zahid islam says:

    Hi Feena, Zahid from New Zealand. what size is your backdrops?

  11. Omg my uterus. Your videos give me such baby fever! Think my little girl may need a sibling now.

  12. can you share the info of your softbox please?

  13. What kind of settings you do have your camera and flash?

  14. Please please do a video on sample editing and your workflow

  15. What kind of trigger do you use? Love your channel by the way. I love how sweet and kind you are.👍

  16. Sophie Offer says:

    Love your videos! They are really helpful!! X

  17. Jenna, what are the dimensions of the softbox? Is it 50×50?

  18. Karen Wong says:

    Beautiful baby photos. Can you share your editing workflow? You shoot a lot of sessions per week so I wonder how you get all your editing done? Thanks for sharing – love all your videos.

  19. What power do you have your speedlight on while it is that close to the baby? And beautiful video and photos…..

  20. thanks for sharing…what type/make of backdrop stand do you use?

  21. Where do you get the backdrops? What are they blankets? What type of blankets?

  22. I love your photography it’s so beautiful! Could you please do a step by step video on positioning the newborn and the posing pillows you use? Thanks! 😊

  23. Kathy Nellis says:

    Thank u so much been wanting to know how u use ur speed light with the natural light😊

  24. jamabla says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise !

  25. Did you use a bean bag for this session?

  26. Hi Fenna,
    Can you talk more about the baby headbands from where did you get them and how do you use them and when?


  27. Sana Imran says:

    Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing it with us

  28. LeapFrog says:

    Love how every pic seems pics out of camera. You're such a perfectionist. And love the flower salmon backdrop.

  29. Thank you for sharing your skills whith us.
    Many thanks from Manchester!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *