When Myle's mum first came into my photography studio I could tell straight away how much of a Batman fan she was! As if the Batman socks, belt and watch didn't give it away, she pulled out a Batman soft toy and asked if I could create a Batman inspired newborn image to add to her baby gallery! At the time I had no other props on the spot but I knew I had to do something special for her and so with a vague idea in mind, I took a photo of Myle's in a simple wrap.
Later on, I decided on what my plan would be and using Photoshop, I designed a composite photo to create Newborn Baby Batman! Myle's mum loved the result and the idea of 'Poppets' was born! Since that day, I have added to the Poppet collection more superheroes such as baby Thor, Spiderbub (spiderman) and my own personal favourite Harley Quinn (I know, she's supposed to be a villain, but I just love her attitude!).
I've also made Star wars and princess poppets, even Winnie the Pooh! Each of these Poppets takes about a day to create but I love making them and between mums and other photographers requests and my own ideas, there's many more to come.
My name is Natalie Houlding and Im an Israeli photographer based in Australia. I specialise in doing Newborn baby and Maternity photography and I also sell digital backdrops, such as these poppets, to other photographers.