Custom Large Rectangular Newborn Posing Bean Bag with Rigid Front Wall
Finally! A bean bag re-invented with major improvements specifically for newborn photography posing…
Extra Wide Posing Surface
A massively wide posing surface of at least 47.25 inches (120 cm) makes posing newborn multiples a breeze. Your backdrops will also lay more consistently for the width of your image which means less post production work and more pleasant lighting fall-off.
Rigid Front Wall
A rigid front wall is integrated directly into the front edge for the newborn posing surface. The rigid front wall resists collapse which is a common challenge while working with newborn posing bean bags–especially larger sized bean bags. You may have just spent 15 minutes or more soothing Baby into the perfect newborn photograph only to realize that your bean bag sloped down in the front which won’t be visually pleasing for your photo and can even be dangerous.
Integrated Side Restraints
The option for integrated side restraints adds a tab on both sides of your bean bag. The tab can be used to clip your backdrops to directly. If you want something more rigid to stretch your backdrops to, it is easy to slide a PVC frame into the tabs. It only takes about 15 minutes… and a easy DIY guide will be included in your E-Workshop.
What is the rigid front wall for!?
I have been working behind the scenes for a long time to design a posing bean bag that would address some of my major concerns with the conventional newborn posing bean bags that are currently available. My goal was to maintain the mold-ability of a bean bag so that I can make surface depressions but to have a posing surface that is much firmer. Firmer means that you have much more control over how you shape your bean bag and it means that it is much safer and more predictable.
I was willing to go to any lengths to design the best posing surface… so much so that I even made a prototype bean bag that had variable firmness from easily mold-able to locked in place by the turn of a dial. The problem was that it was not commercially viable for several reasons. With that design, I had a gold standard to aim for.
Eventually, I came up with the idea of a rigid front wall. It instantly alleviated my safety concerns with a standard newborn posing bean bag by preventing the front edge from collapsing. The rigid front edge also gives more usable height because the sides do not bulge out as much as they otherwise would.
I also experimented with a lot of different filling options from standard to unlikely to narrow down exactly which one I like best to get the firmest surface while still maintaining mold-ability.
The end result is a bean bag that is a dream to use for newborn posing instead of a necessary frustration.
Does it include filling?
The Rectangular Posing Bean Bag with Rigid Front Wall will be mailed to you unfilled. This allows me to ship world wide economically.
Styrofoam filling such as Styrofoam bean bag filling is used to fill the Posing Bean Bag. Filling instructions will be included with your purchase.
Volume of Filling Materials
The volume of filling will vary depending on the size that you choose. At least 12 cubic ft (340 liters) of filling is recommended as a starting point. More will be required if you increased any dimension beyond the standard size. It is a good idea to keep some extra filling nearby in case you want to add more as it settles.
The following dimensions are the distance from one seam to the next.
Height: You Decide
Depth: 35 Inches (88.9 cm)
Width: You Decide
Shipping from the United States is provided for most countries.
Your newborn posing bean bag will generally ship within 2 days from the United States. The checkout is handled through PayPal and you will receive an exact shipping quote during the checkout process. We commonly ship to and greatly appreciate orders from many countries around the world.
When necessary, PayPal will handle currency conversion or let your credit card company handle the currency conversion.
If you are ordering from outside of the United States, please be aware the duties and taxes may be collected separately depending on the rules in your country.
Mandy Clark – (2/17/2016) After having gone through bean bags like purses… I found like anything else in photography what I like and didn’t like about my posers. With giving it great thought I went looking for a new one. This one some how came up and it really took my interest. The rigid front wall seriously was the one thing that I really wished I had. I am a heavy poser which means I lean on my bag as I am posing newborns. My previous bag would mold to me instead of molding to my babies. I would then try and figure out ways to keep that from happening which would take time out of my work flow to shove blankets and so forth under the bag to compensate. I am by no means knocking other bags because they have got me so much farther in my journey then ever imagined. But this bag right here is a game changer. It was the easiest bag for me to ever fill. It molds to my babies and stays shape for my leaning. It really is my favorite bag to date and it is an investment. I say investment because you can choose the cheaper options but when it helps you flow through your workflow with ease so you can crank out more sessions… its a no brainer. I will suggest this bag to anyone. If you are in the fence because of price just think buy once and never have to spend it again… also its a tax write off. I also have the cloud ring… again game changer to my potato sack poses!!! Invest folks invest.. your clients and yourselves will notice a difference ♡
Newborn Cloud Bean Bag and Ring
Brittany Jacobs – (2/17/2016) I have the Entire Newborn Cloud Studio Set along with the newly released ring and it is all AMAZING! I started out with a round posing bag and used rolled up receiving blankets to help pose the baby. I hated not having a lot of space on my bag. This set is all you need to pose your newborns. You have large surface to work on and the front rigid wall is so supportive. The poser (newborn cloud) and the minis will replace all of your receiving blankets and create a smooth surface. I highly recommend this set to all newborn photographers. ♡
Newborn Cloud Posing Pillows, Mini Set, Bean Bag and Ring
Stefanie Miller – (2/17/2016) I have the the bean bag (ok, I have the ring, the posing pillow and the mini pillows to lol . I opted for the larger bean bag, with the side pockets, I have had almost every bean bag on the market, and was so frustrated with my bean bag that I almost gave up bean bag posing, I bought this bag before I gave it up and have not looked back since. The rigid wall in the front allows me to lean on my bag and the filing does not move, I use an assistant and she leans on the bag too and we have no issues… I am glad I opted for the side pockets, as I put small pvc pipes (shown in the training) and clamp my backgrounds to it, that has relieved sooooo much editing time as well as my assistant is free to spot baby instead of pulling on the blankets to get them smooth.
I have had a few friends get this system on my referral and they love it just as much as I do 🙂
Newborn Cloud Posing Pillows, Mini Set, Bean Bag and Ring
Alicia Arlene Photography
(September 3, 2015) by Alicia Bass: I absolutely LOVE using my rectangular beanbag with the ridged front wall. Whenever I get the chance I recommend it to every photographer I meet because I couldn’t be more pleased with it. The size of the beanbag helps me feel more secure and safe when posing my newborns, which is a VERY important part of newborn photography. The space on top of the beanbag is able to comfortably accommodate multiples, I often work with twins and thus far it has not disappointed. I know that when I eventually do get triplets in the studio the beanbag will be perfect! An issue I always ran into when posing with a circular beanbag was how the sides curved and “dropped off”. I also found it harder to make sure the fabric didn’t crinkle because I had to work with the curve. With the rectangular bag I am able to get my fabric smooth because the bag reaches all the way to where I clip my fabric. One of the features on this bag that makes it truly unique is the ridged front wall; along with the size of the beanbag I have found the ridged front wall helps me to feel safer when I am working with babies. I can tell where the edge of the beanbag is; it is strong enough I can lean on my elbows while posing with out causing the bag to sag.
When choosing my beanbag I opted to go with the lower height at Bianca’s suggestion and I am very glad I did! When I had a taller bag I found myself kneeling a huge majority of the shoot because that was the level the baby was at. With the lower beanbag I kneel when I need to, whether it be posing or trying to get a certain angle. But now the majority of the time I sit because that is what level baby is at which has helped my knees immensely.
It has been 8 months since I made my first purchase from Axsys Design and I am not sorry in the least. Not only are Bianca’s products remarkable and have revolutionized how I photograph newborns but her customer service is hard to beat. If I ever have a question Bianca gets back to me right away, I have loved working with her thus far and I look forward to continuing to work with her in the future! —http://www.aliciaarlenephoto.com/
M Bradbury Photography
(June 11, 2015) by Melissa Bradbury:I just love the products from Axsys Design! I own the newborn Cloud poser and the Axsys rigid front beanbag. They are both essential tools for my newborn sessions. I use the Cloud poser on almost every single beanbag pose I do. It’s such a time saver. My newborn beanbag from Axsys is so nice and wide, I always have plenty of space (even with multiples). And the rigid front is GENIUS! I don’t have to worry about the front dipping down during my sessions any longer. Bianca, thank you thank you!!! —http://www.MBradburyPhotography.com/
- Recommended Styrofoam filling, is sold separately