Posted on May 9, 2013
He set the bar so high… it’s lost up there in the clouds somewhere. He was an incredibly well-behaved 7-pounder. He slept the entire shoot and didn’t even need to be fed or changed once. His entire shoot only lasted an hour and 45 minutes. That’s including the time it took me to change backgrounds and set-ups. Wow, baby!
He continued to set himself apart by having THE softest skin I’ve ever felt. His skin was like… it was as soft as……. nothing. There’s nothing softer. So, from now on, everything that is soft in this world will be compared to this baby’s skin.
Now to explain the reason for this blog’s title. This sweet sleeper loved to play a little game called, “I’m-going-to-smile-as-soon-as-she-sets-her-camera-down”. He did it countless times. What a little tease! Nice game, Mc Teasy, but I caught this one..
I thought I saw a glimpse of dimps and I asked his parents if he had dimples. They were unsure at the time because baby was still so new. (I didn’t chimp for dimps, so I noticed this photo when I got home.) I was thrilled. Dimples do weird things to my heart. Good, weird things.
This next pose was all him. I had his hands on his belly, but he had other plans. I ended up liking this better, though… you can see all his little arm creases…
… and did you notice the newborn skin peelies on his belly? Here’s a closer look… along with tissue-paper-thin newborn fingernails…
And his feet! Some of the smallest I’ve ever seen. Little cartoon feet of perfection. It was coming up on lunchtime… he was lucky I didn’t take a bite. YOM!
Look at his beautiful baby. Perfectly crafted and rolled into a cocoon of cuteness.
And he came with a full set of dark lashes… the ones that photograph beautifully.
To his parents: I love how fast we “clicked” (I shall use photography-related puns whenever possible.) I had just met you and I felt like I was hanging out with old friends. I’m so excited to be able to photograph your perfect son as he grows throughout the year. He truly is beautiful… and he truly was a joy to photograph. I hope you like your preview- the rest will be finished soon!
Posted on April 17, 2013
She’s tiny. She’s beautiful. She’s a dollop.
A dollop of dainty.
All wrapped up and tucked in… with those nice, long fingers on display:
Just when I thought my heart couldn’t melt any more… she let out some sleep squeaks. Sleep squeaks of the newborn variety. That’s a spoonful of swoon.
With a little smirk for good measure:
At one point, she needed some settling, so I held her and let the baby therapy soak in. (<– The best part of my job, right there.)
And some things that go unnoticed, deserve to be noticed. Like these long strands of baby-fine hair:
And, here, I’m going to break one of the biggest rules of newborn photography, which is to never “shoot up the nose”. But, I happen to think this is a very sweet perspective when the angle is this extreme.
An added bonus? She smiled. That’s proof that she agreed.
Did you notice her blonde highlights in the back? So sweet.
Blonde lashes and full lips… she’s such a beautiful dollop.
I love when newborn hands rest on newborn bellies.
And I really, REALLY love… sibling smooches.
That photo tuggedy tugs at my heartstrings. Seeing the little boy I have photographed as a baby, take on the role of big brother with flawless precision…. just beautiful.
To their parents: You two should walk a little taller and whenever someone points and gawks at the extreme cuteness of your kids, just say, “Yeah, we made them.” Good job, you two! I enjoyed every second of snuggling and photographing your sweet dollop of dainty. Your family is way too precious.
Posted on April 6, 2013
One look at this face and I did my Swoon Dance all the way across the room.
Yes. Swoon across the room. You should try it. It’s good for the heartstrings.
And she’s just as beautiful when she’s sleeping. I’m glad she took a snooze so we could prove that fact:
Squishy, rosy-round cheeks and mega-long lashes beneath a perfect set of eyebrows… such a beauty of a baby.
And a photo that makes me go “eek!”….
These lashes demanded a close-up. This photo makes me want to lean and take a deep inhale of baby shampoo-ish-ness.
Two-and-a-half months old. I love baby people.
She was so well-behaved during her session… a real joy to be around and an even bigger joy to photograph. I love her expressions.. such a doll.
To her mama: I just love you! I had a blast during your session… I’m still laughing over your re-enactment of your baby being born. Priceless! (Sorry you had to miss it, people. It was a hoot.) I wish you lived closer, but I feel blessed to have had your baby in front of my camera! Congrats on your beautiful baby girl.
Posted on March 29, 2013
Once again, I had a newborn prove that you don’t haaaave to come in within the first 10 days of life to be an awesome little model. This boy was 3 weeks old and a champion sleeper.
Such a beautiful bundle of boy…
I have to mention… not a single “accident” was had. He was an expert at courteously giving us warning signs. Score!
I love, love, love profile shots of newborn faces… It is a completely different perspective. So sweet.
I photographed his older brother, so I had a few flashbacks and even called him his brother’s name… two times to be exact. (woops for that!)
Everything about this baby = perfection.
Goodness me, I adore these close-ups. You can almost smell that heavenly newborn skin, can’t you?
I consider these fingers to be on the chubby side for a newborn. :: Mega Swoonage ::
By the way, if you need an amazing chiropractor, this baby’s dad is the best! See Dr. Mark Hawkins at In Motion Spine and Joint Center right here in Spring Hill, TN. Click HERE to visit the website.
And to finish… my new favorite toes shot:
I sure do love this bundle of boy.
To his mama: Your hilarious-ness made this photo session one of my favorites of all time. The fact that you’re one of my besties made it all the more terrific. I loved laughing with you and I’m so proud to have photographed your newest bundle. He couldn’t possibly be any more handsome than he is.