Posted on September 23, 2011
Born at an even 8 pounds, this newborn also had a nice even temperament. I didn’t hear a peep out of her until the end of the session during her very last diaper change. Speaking of diapers, I need to mention that she had noooo diaper-less accidents whatsoever. Accidents are expected and usually guaranteed. No mess means she’s already aiming to impress.
I remember how I freaked out when I shot this next one… you can ask her dad. I just LOVE it.
She was calm and serene… even when she was wide awake. Comfy little miss…
Such a beautiful baby girl.
Her step-brother came along, too, and he was a great helper. This last shot is almost too much for me. The missing tooth… the yawn… these two already know how to team up and work a crowd.
To her mama: If I didn’t shoot your maternity photos myself, I would never believe you carried this baby. Significant shrinkage!! You should sell your secrets. To her daddy: One word… Champ. You guys have every right to be so so SO proud. I feel very blessed to be able to photograph this little beauty as she grows throughout the year. She has already made herself comfy in my heart. I know that sounds cheesy… but I love cheese.
Posted on September 19, 2011
Atta boy. Mellow, placid, laid-back, serene, tranquil, peaceful… darling.
He was as content as they come. He liked to sit and look around the room and when I wanted him to… he would look directly into my lens. Atta boy.
He never made a peep. He was calm and still for the most part, but certain 80’s songs got him dancing. His inner party animal was just waiting to get out.
Or, perhaps his inner maestro…
This little swirl needed some recognition… I just LOVE it.
You know what else I love about his boy? He always lets me pet his face. Whenever he leaves, I always say, “Don’t forget to bring those cheeks back next time!” Goodness me.
To his mama: I can’t say enough about your boy. He truly is a joy to photograph and he is so pleasant to be around. I always look forward to your sessions… also because we always have a jammin’ good time with our shared love of 80′s music. “Do you come from a land down undeh?”
SAP ALERT: I often wonder how my heart has enough capacity to hold so much love for all my little clients. Kind of like how, when I was about to give birth to my 2nd child, I wondered how I could possibly have enough love to spread between both babies of mine. But, much to my delight, I have found that this heart of mine is ridiculously huge. Somehow, every new client finds their way in there, and once they’re in there… they get comfy and stay for life. These babies are so special to me and I truly mean that. They each have a hand in making me a better photographer and I feel so blessed to be able to watch them grow up in front of my camera.
Posted on September 14, 2011
If you’ve been to my studio, you’ll notice that I love lace. It’s just so pretty, feminine, and delicate. Much like this 12-day old baby girl:
I had this idea for a long time… to wrap a delicate newborn in some delicate lace… and this lace eagery waited on my shelf for this little gal to arrive. Being feminine and delicate herself, this little darling wore it well. I love how the neutral tones will look pretty on any wall.
I love the sleepy shots as much as the next photographer, but the wide-eyed awake shots are just as important to me. Newborn faces look completely different when they are awake. She’s a real beauty. The quilt below her was made by her father’s grandmother when he was born. It was beautiful and special and I kinda wanted to keep it. Much like this little baby:
Her daddy brought his guitar along, and I was excited for two reasons. 1.) I got to ask him if he knew how to play “Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica (because that’s what I ask EVERY guitar player I know… just ask my buddies… and that random dude that sat in front of me in my college photo class). and 2.) I love when photos have a little touch of personalization and this would scratch a creative itch for me. And, the free bonus? Her daddy DID know how to play “Nothing Else Matters” and he played it very well. I have always loved that song- so beautiful. Much like this little baby:
Photographers: The photo above is a COMPOSITE. Never, never, never try to balance a baby on a guitar.
I always say… the smaller the baby, the bigger the yawn. (Now try not to yawn.)
(haha, made you yawn.)
I have to give credit where credit is due… she had phenomenal eye lashes for a newborn.
I just want to plant a big smooOOooch right on that soft, new-baby cheek.
To her proud parents: You daughter was a beautiful joy to photograph. I enjoyed spending the morning with you and I’m so glad her Grammy was in town to be able to share the experience with you. (Feel free to bring her to all of your future sessions as I kind of got attached to her!) I’ll never forget the proud excitement that you all brought to the studio with you. Your tiny angel has already stolen my heart and I look forward to watching her grow up in my photos. I hope you like your preview… the rest will be finished soon!
Posted on September 10, 2011
Since her last photo session, this little one added some new expressions to her collection. Oh my goodness… omiGOODness!
This is her being a little shy…
Curiously cute… “Whatchoo got in that lens, lady?”
I love how her little mouth angles down into a natural pout when she’s relaxed. It gives her such a sweet “baby” look. It’s what all the models are going for.
Now, get ready for this. What appears to be a “mad face” is …in all actuality… a “I-don’t-see-you-all-the-time-so-I’m-trying-to-figure-you-out face”. Her mama said she showed this expression to the pediatrician, too. (I was a little glad it wasn’t just me- ha!) I love it! I’m pretty sure this is the same face she’s going to make in the future when her husband shrinks her favorite sweater in the dryer.
She really is a sweet girl. And so beautiful, too. Every last expression.
To her mama: As always, you were great! Your baby-catching reflexes still baffle me. How you (in slow motion) managed to catch your lightning-fast lunger… I’ll never understand it. Kudos to you, though, and I’m so glad you brought her in again! I hope you like your preview and the rest will be finished very soon!