One of the popular pictures lately for newborns black and white with mom holding the baby so it looks like it is floating. Something like this. Note I did not take the next picture but I do hope to take something similar.
I played around with a couple lighting setups. This is the result of the first setup.
This setup is a flash with a gobo and a dark background. I also used a large aperture to ensure that the light would not get to the background. The lighting was great but a little hard on the left side of the stand. Here was the setup that I used.
To soften that light I added a reflector on the left side. The only problem was that I had to use that stand to hold the reflector so I have a different subject.
Here is the light that I will be trying to get I have the baby.