After the nearly year-long string of boys for most of 2012, it’s been wonderful to switch things up a bit. Don’t get me wrong: I love those sweet little men. (And truth be told, they newborn boys are generally more laid back during the sessions in my experience). But I was seriously beginning to wonder if there would be anyone for these boys to date when they get older.
So you can imagine my joy when the session bookings marked with a pink post-it (yes, I’m a bit of an organizing freak like that) began to pour in … there’s just something about lace, pinks, peaches, flowers, soft burlaps and feminine fabrics!
This has been an incredibly busy 2013 already — not witnessed by my lack of blog posts, I might add. I’ve been dedicating every spare second of business time not spent shooting or editing to the final touches on my new blogsite. I’m about a week out from launching and super excited to share it with you! It’s taken me 2+ years to settle on something that fits my brand, is simple to maintain and – most important – is easy for clients to browse and get information.
But it’s been awhile since I’ve shared, so here are some of the beautiful baby girls I’ve had the recent pleasure of photographing.
I am in love with my new “Princess and the Pea” setup – sweet Zoey fits perfectly atop the little bed:
She had THE most beautiful lips …
Sometimes, a grandparent will accompany mom/dad to the session and this was one of those perfect moments:
This is another beautiful Zoe – this shot was created especially to match her nursery. I love her squishy back wrinkles and those stunning ruby lips:
Gorgeous Esme is their third girl – she slept like a champ for our session. I melted over her gorgeous skin, delicate eyelashes and that hair!
And sweet Ella wins the award for most expressive! I don’t sweat it if baby isn’t sleeping soundly the entire session. So long as no one is crying, I keep shooting. It’s a big score to get this much expression and eyes wide open from a week-old baby. I wonder what she’s trying to tell us?
I’m working on a brand new website/blogsite and am “this close” to launching. But in the meantime, I realized it’s been awhile since I’ve shared images from recent sessions. I share often, including tips on what to wear for sessions, some of my favorite Etsy vendors and other random thoughts on my Facebook business page, so definitely head over there and “like” my page to stay up-to-date.
This first image was truly a labor of love in more ways than one, most obviously the sweet newborn in the center of the image – the youngest of three children and their first girl. Upon hearing their news and shooting her gorgeous mama’s maternity photography session, I just knew she was having a girl this time. She reminds me a lot of her oldest brother, too. I’ve had the vision of this swing and this image in my head for quite awhile now. Thanks to my handy husband and a lot of searching for the perfect barnboard and birch logs, it came to fruition. NOTE: I take safety very seriously in my sessions; this final shot was a composite of two separate shots put together in Photoshop, and the baby was never actually swinging free-form above the ground at any time.
I love the soft tones we achieved during her session::
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This is a vintage Christian Dior gown and I can’t imagine this mama looking any more beautiful than she does right here:
When mom told me Dad was a drummer and they’d like a signature shot incorporating that theme, my wheels began to turn. I love the colors of this session so much, especially the vibrant quilt they brought with them. It’s wonderful to be able to incorporate sentimental items like an heirloom blanket, special birth gift or even a drum. Some of my favorites from sweet Lincoln (I love how that name is making a resurgence)
Love his back “squish” here:
And, finally, I dare you to look at the following shots and not smile or even laugh with her. This is what we mean by a true “belly laugh.” Happy Thursday, peeps!
I’m obsessed with white, “clean” images lately, too:
Until next post,
Kansas City newborn, baby and child photographer