Monday, September 17, 2012

Baby Portraits

 
To learn more about photography and get some great FREEBIES,
sign up to receive my NEW Newsletter.
The sign-up form is on the upper right of this blog.
 
Over the past few weeks, I have photographed some
beautiful babies.
 
I LOVE BABIES!!!
 
So I want to share the wonder of wee ones,
plus I'll have a little photography tip at the end.
 
Took me two weeks to knot together that tutu with lots of
lavender fluffies all over our kitchen table and Hubby
saying...what is this stuff???
 
It was worth it when I saw it on Emma Rose:

 
My favorite age to shoot is eight months.
 
That's why I was very excited when Emma arrived.
The 8-month-olds are fun to dress up, plus they
can sit up well and not walk away.
 
But, Emma was bouncy in this next shot.
You'd never know her grandma was crouching behind
her to make sure the bassinet didn't tip over!


 
 
After all the frills of a girl...it was refreshing
when ONE-WEEK-OLD baby Cole arrived.
 
All summer, I have wanted to photograph a newborn
outdoors!
 
 
It was a chilly morning...low 60s, so I had
to swaddle him to keep him warm.

 
He was SOOOOO sweet!

 
But once the swaddle was removed...he was wide awake.
 
Those precious newborns are a challenge to photograph.

 
Miss Josie arrived next and she was eight months, too!
 
Another joy to photograph and I FINALLY got to use the
gorgeous hand-beaded christening gown that I found at a thrift store
more than a year ago!
 
I felt it needed to be photographed in a regal chair, so I was
on the lookout for one.
 
Viola!!!  I found this pink striped chair at a thrift store last week!!!

 
I fell in love with the chair, except it was someone's discarded
upholstery project.  Only the seat part was completed.
 
It sat in the thrift store with stuffing stapled to the back and
some fabric draped over it for someone to finish.
 
Guess who finished it??

 
I know NOTHING about upholstery, but got to work with
my staple gun. 
 
Turns out there was not enough fabric to cover this mess in back:
 
 
Fortunately, with photography, nobody will ever know. *wink!*
 
The chair looked very regal with the gorgeous christening gown,
but mostly because Josie is stunning!

 
Josie was so jovial, she posed in FIVE
different outfits and even wore the hair flowers without
crying once!




 
I took this one for a Josie Christmas card:

 
The parents, Megan and Josh are
so blessed with baby Josie!



 
I like to throw in photography tips whenever possible
because I have learned a ton from other bloggers this way.
 
I always wear a WHITE top when doing portrait photography.
 
When I was first learning to edit, I was sharpening eyes on my
daughter and could not figure out why her eyes had hot pink in them.
 
I zoomed in and realized the hot pink was ME! 
My shirt was reflecting in her eyes.
 
My white top acts as a reflector and is often
the catch lights or glisten in my subjects' eyes.

 
Study this sparkly eye up close...you can see me crouched down
taking the shot and the parents in the background...even the
blue sky is reflecting. 
 
A hot pink top would not be good.

 
That's my baby love for the month.
 

4 comments:

Kathy said...

STOP!!!!!!! You are making me with for a baby! :)

momphotographer said...

What a gorgeous picture! Such a beautiful light work!

Lori said...

The cuteness is too much! :) These are the cutest angels.

I can not wait for my grand daughter to be born!

I never thought about my shirt reflecting light in someones eyes, thanks for the tip!

Thanks for sharing with Foto Friday,
Lori

Erika B said...

Oh my....so much cuteness in one post!!! Great shots!

Erika B