Every time my cat has had kittens , it has been on the same shelf in my closet .(I keep no clothes on it) lol and this is my significant other holding one of the newborn kittens and the lighting was perfect.
When I was a teenager, my family and I took in a Holland Lop doe who had been abandoned; two days later she gave birth to five lovely babies. She was a great mom and all her little ones grew up beautifully. We kept the mother and one daughter. They have since passed on, but we are so glad we got to have them with us.