Thursday, January 17, 2013

Winter Portrait Shoot for First Birthday

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Baby, it's COLD outside!
It was a mind and body numbing
17-degrees when we took these first birthday portraits
of precious Emma Rose.
Since she was born in January, I really wanted her
portraits to be outside in the snow.

Unfortunately, even here in Michigan the weather
was unseasonably warm during the past month.
But a few days ago, we awoke to SNOW on the ground!

I immediately called Emma's mama and we bundled
up our winter baby in soft pink.
While editing, I wanted a bit of extra dazzle,
so I added my own white bokeh to the background!
I love how it made the portrait more magical.

I think portraits with a lot of white make
gorgeous black and whites.
The tiny sparkles in the background are in the original portrait,
but the bigger stuff I added.

I love those sweet little red cheeks and nose.

It was getting REALLY cold REALLY fast...
Here's the bokeh I used.  It is my own bokeh that
I produced and you can use it for FREE
with no need to courtesy...unless you want to.  :)
But do not sell my freebies!
I share how to add the bokeh

After braving the cold, we continued in my studio.
I LOVE photographing babies!


I love this photo of mother and daughter!
And, I especially like it in black and white:
I have a four-year-old coming for a winter birthday portrait...
My mind is racing with ideas...


Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

I just love how these turned out. So sweet that little face. Oh my gosh!

Nina Bille said...

Hi Jill, I would love to read the colums you wrote to the paper ... It really is the best therapy to write the things down :) I'm happy to have found my way to your blog, thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could follow you here. The pictures are beautiful, there's something magical especially especially the B & W - ones!
Have a great weekend, Nina

Madge Bloom said...

Oh my gosh, your photography is stunning... she is so sweet in the snow with her cake. I'm you're newest follower and subscriber...

Michelle said...

Gorgeous pictures, Jill! So happy to have found your blog! Thank you for your sweet comment.

tiarastantrums said...

those are so darling! Her pink little nose is so cute

Carol L McKenna said...

Exquisite photography of Emma ~ so well done ~ Beautiful!

(A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Shanna said...

Thanks for stoping by...What a fun shoot! Mom should love these fur certain. Bless all of you for braving the cold and capturing the nature of her birth month.

Madge Bloom said...

As I said previously, she is about as cute a little baby girl as they get!! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #66!

Tanya said...

oh those all turned out so darn cute!

Nita Davis said...

These are really precious.

Adventures as a Small Town Mom said...

What great captures! I love the bokeh you used too. Emma Rose is absolutely adorable.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful photos... I especially like the white bokeh you added!

Danielle said...

Oh my word, these are absolutely fantastic...and of course your 'model' is just too too cute!!! Her little nose is so precious!! Thanks for stopping by and saying are a wonderful photographer.

Vane M. said...

que imagens maravilhosas, ela parece um suspiro! Um abraço!