Sunday, March 28, 2010

Baby Mondays: props for newborns continued

Lets start with a definition: stackable

: easily arranged in a stack

now sticking with the key words easily arranged take three-five of anything like a pillows, towels, books, vintage suitcases and stack together for a quick and easy prop for photographing newborns and I just loved these super colorful floor pillow H family had in their livingroom.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I'm a big kid now!

When I took this photo it was all about the hat and when I look at it now it's about how this is the first time I realized my baby girl is growing up and following in the footsteps of her sisters.

I'll always think of you as my sweet little baby girl falling asleep in my arms even if it was just yesterday, sugar plum.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Baby Mondays: 2 new-born props

I love creating my own props or ideas and having created an image that is different than the thousands of other photographer making newborn portrait but sometime a simple prop can bought online can give you the most wonderful newborn portrait the Parents and Grandparents  will love.

MCBaby photographed in natural light in a cream colored knitted baby  cocoon from Etsy

photo toned using Totally Rad action mix

again photographed in natural light this time wearing a flower swim cover from Chasing Fireflies children's boutique

photo converted to black and white then reverting back to RGB and using the history brush on the flowers all in photoshop.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Baby Mondays: Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe what a perfect name for this photo even if this sweet little boy's real name is Jake.

I needed a good laugh this morning and this photo always puts a smile on my face whether it's the adorable expression on his little face or the fact that when the photo session was done I had a moment of panic trying to free Baby J from the giant tea cup I was ready to take a hammer to the cup if needed so I think next time I'll coat the inside with some petroleum jelly.

.... this baby's name isn't Joe either

Monday, March 8, 2010

Baby Mondays: Baby Face

The face songs are made for, those cheeks I could just squeeze and yes I have found myself pinching the pudgy cheeks of my own kids from time to time, they're just so darn cute. Now lets talk eyelashes, what is it about a baby's long lashes that melt our hearts and let's not forget about the pouty lips , little chin that makes them laugh every time you tickle under it and button nose. I'll never get tired of photographing or smiling at these baby faces.

6 month photos of Sweet Baby D ©2009

Monday, March 1, 2010

Baby Mondays: Portobello

Shhhhhh...... I love how the giant mushroom and plants makes the baby look so tiny like a little elfin asleep in an enchanted forest. This shoot had the longest prep time yet. It took weeks of planning , a trip to the local HD to borrow enough plant to fill up our dining room , two days set up time and less than 30 seconds to capture this adorable image.