Square Newbie

Why, it seems I have a continuous supply of newborn photos to share! And another photo to demonstrate that props are not necessary for newborn portraits. The original photo did not have all that negative space. With a plain background, I can make space around the subject by enlarging the canvas. Gives it a whole different feeling than a closely cropped rectangle. I would try wider crops while taking the images with my camera, but given my set focal distance portrait lens (50mm), camera crop factor (at 1.6, as opposed to full sensor; maybe I will attempt to explain this another day), and height (I can only hover so high above a baby), I usually wind up cropping close. This is a part of my aesthetic as well, to get intrusively close to faces.