Last weekend, I photographed a 90th birthday party. Most of the pictures were candid. But, I also brought a white fabric background and some studio lights with me.
Here are some images of a two-month old baby with her mother:
I used just one strobe to light the subject(s)--the Paul C. Buff Soft Silver PLM umbrella with White Front Diffusion Fabric. This umbrella is 86" (or more than 7 feet) from tip to tip. That's a big umbrella! I positioned the main light just left of the camera. My intention was to use the very large light source and more centered positioning of the light to create very soft portraits.
I am always impressed with the quality and ease of use of the Buff products. Assembling this product is as easy as opening an umbrella.
I didn't recall capturing a photograph of my lighting set up, but upon reviewing the images I noticed that I did get a picture of the studio light after all: