Tuesday, June 16, 2009

My First Newborn Shoot

So today my friend, Lauren, who just had a baby a little over a week ago came over so I could take photos of her newborn baby girl. She is the littlest thing and has the tiniest features. Photographing a newborn proved to be much harder than I had thought it would be. She was so squirmy and wasn't happy to just lay there like I had hoped she would. So we took a few, we took a break, we took a few more, she went to eat, we took some more, and then she wanted to sleep. All in all it was successful. I had much higher hopes but I am satisfied since it was my first one since getting a DSLR. We are going to try to do family ones on Thursday and hopefully some more newborn ones in the upcoming weeks. Here are a few from today.











17 comments:

Tiffany Walensky said...

These look great!

Sunshine Mama said...

For being squirmy, you sure did a great job with the pictures. That baby is adorable. Makes me think about having another.

2003beachbunch said...

very sweet :-) are you going to try to do photography on the side for an extra job? I told Ben that I would like to do a class and get a better camera & possibly pursue something like that if and when we move! Great shots!

Erin a.k.a. Griffin's Mom said...

Beautiful pictures. I wish I had your eye!

Sonya said...

I think you did a fantastic job! Newborns sometimes are hard to shoot and I think you still captured her very well. Good job!!!

The Mrs. said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL! I especially love the first one. Great job!

Elizabeth said...

Great job! Newbors are hard - I just did a shoot myself and it was harder than I thought. :)

Dea said...
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Dea said...

These turned out awesome! Cant wait to see the others you take. And thanks! I plan to go to college in the fall. I am working on getting a summer job but for now I am enjoying having nothing to worry about lol. And it certainly is: I never thought I would make it in the top 10!

The Goods said...

great shots!

Meant to be a mom said...

Oh my goodness what a sweet angel baby. You did a great job!
They look awesome!

Sugar Mommy said...

you should feel proud...they are beautiful

Meant to be a mom said...

Happy 7 years. Thats so neat that we share the same anniversary. I hope you guys have a nice fathers day and anniversary!

erin said...

Precious pictures, you did a great job. I bet your friend really likes them.

Nana said...

I love the pictures you took of the baby, and baby & Mom. I think one of the things you will probably find is that you need lots of time to photograph BABIES! I think they are in control at that age, even though they are pretty helpless. My favorites are the 4th & 5th pics, but of course I love them all and can't wait to see more.

Julie Rivera Photography said...

Aren't newborns exhausting?! Way to hang in there and present some very nice images. A tip is to place a heating pad, on a very low setting, under several layers under the baby. They need warmth and it lulls them to sleep. A lot of shushing and constant touching of the baby helps, too. Good luck Thursday!

Nicole said...

Your photos are gorgeous. When did you start? Be proud of these.. they are wonderful!