In fact, we set up a black backdrop for a really cool shot, but the baby was not satisfied no matter what we did when we set her down for some picture takin'. So, I had an idea to drape the mommy with the black backdrop & set the baby on top.
She'd feel the warmth from her mommy & be close to something familiar. Everyone thought it was a funny idea but the mom was a super good sport & tried it out. And guess what? It worked! When it came time to snap a photo, we hid the mommy's face & arms under the sheet. Wacky & yet genius. haha!
(*The photo at the top is "Chester", one of the baby's doggie brothers. He is a bulldog. The mascot to the girls' school is a bulldog, so I thought it appropriate to put his picture there. That's 70 pounds of lovin' right there.)