Dena Robles , Sep 12, 2003; 09:01 a.m.
I can't give you much info on lighting set-up as I use natural light, fill-in or reflector with infant shots...BUT as far as positioning goes, ask the parents if they have a "boppy" (most new parents do.) It is a crescent-shaped firm pillow used for supporting the infant while feeding. I cover it with a sheet or favorite (neutral) blanket and support the baby that way. If you position the baby semi-sitting, watch for slouching. A 4 month old probably has pretty good head control and is almost sitting on their own. You can also prop them on their chest on the boppy for an alternative. Experiment with different perspectives. I like to photograph babies lying on the floor (cushioned) while I am at a high vantage point. I think the boppy technique would work with twins, depending on their size. A few shots with them scrunched close together could be quite cute. good luck.