Oh, my goodness, what a sweetie pie! This little angel blessed my home studio recently and I have been SO anxious to share her session with the world! She didn't really want to sleep right away, but that gave me an excuse to cuddle her a bit. ;) She already has quite a story,
too, especially considering that doctors told her parents kids were not a possibility! I guess God had other plans...
Mom, Dad, and Grandma were all there to take part in her first photo session. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them. My greatest reward is knowing that they LOVE their photos, and who could blame them, with such a beautiful model? Seriously, her tiny smile melts my heart!
I hope you enjoy this little peek at their precious miracle baby!
Making Newborn Props
I have seen tons of beautiful props out there for baby girls! So many choices, almost TOO many choices. I had a few specific things in mind for a recent session, but I couldn't seem to find anything that was just right. Having always been a crafty person, I decided I would just make what I needed. Hours of internet research yeilded a huge variety of techniques and styles. Now all I had to do was settle on the handful I wanted to tackle first. I ended up with two beautiful satin flowers, a feather pad, a lace crown, and an adorable University of Texas pleated flower. I can't wait to make more goodies. What have you been up to lately? I would love to hear about your favorite crafty hobbies!
Newborn Posing Beanbag
These little guys have been scooting around the first floor of our house for the past week or so now. Other newborn photographers out there know exactly what they are... and why I am finding them everywhere! It seems that even looking in their general direction sends them swirling away.
Its bean bag fill (please excuse the photo). Most of it made it into my posing "pillow", but there were a few renegades. I found one or two under the couch, another pair hiding by the weight bench, and still another loner hanging out by my coffee pot (perhaps it levitated - but more than likely left there by one of my 4 kiddos or the "spare kid" I have Tuesday - Friday).
For my first couple of newborn sessions I just used a couple of regular bean bags but quickly became frustrated. One was too short on its own (and waaaay too flat), and two stacked on top of each other was not a huge improvement. It worked, but if I planned to continue working with newborns I wanted something better. Research led to the discovery of the coveted newborn posing "puck". It's called several things, but puck fits since it is not round, it's shaped like a hockey puck.
There are a variety of them available on the market, but I chose to make my own. It came out bigger than anticipated. I knew in my mind that it was going to be large (it needed to be large enough to accommodate twins when the need arises). Large is an understatement, at nearly 15" tall and with a diameter of 46", it's huge. Overall, I am pleased with it, and I plan to make a slightly smaller one that will be easier to schlep around with me for sessions in clients' homes. I can't wait to use it!
Now where to store it...
I am an artist at heart and have been ever since I can remember. I have been blessed with four beautiful children and an amazing husband. One of my favorite things to do is help others capture beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.