It seems like it’s been a long time since I’ve had a newborn girl in studio – there has been a boy baby boom among my clients and friends. I was so happy to get out some of my pink accessories, and enjoy some baby girl love! Ellie-Ann was an absolute dream- she slept and snuggled through the entire session just like a pro!
Vendors I used for accessories these images:
Buttontown Boutique https://www.facebook.com/ButtontownBoutique?fref=ts
Hair Jewels https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hair-Jewels/142317872551360?fref=ts
This little scrunchy face is too cute… and she needs a caption…what do you think? Post your ideas in the comments below!
It’s been a while since I had a newborn baby girl in studio- But this adorable sweetheart sure made up for it in pure baby love today! I crocheted this bunting bag and hat set myself with some really funky yarn from Knit Traders of Kingston.
It’s easy for me to look back on past work and be very critical of myself. In terms of knowing how to use my lights, pose a baby to look natural-but-really-we-know-it-wasn’t-natural, fix those little skin imperfections, polish the entire image, I have worked hard to improve those skills. I have several photos from the beginning of my official photography career that I wish I could “do-over”, Where the baby looks awkward because of my posing, Where the lighting is too bright or too dim…. BUT- then today I came across a few images from BEFORE I actually decided to start a photography business, when it was just me and my camera and a close friend or a cousin’s baby girl in front of a window; BEFORE I put pressure on myself to meet a certain standard; BEFORE I was trying to get specific poses; BEFORE I was comparing myself to other photographers; in short, BEFORE I was overthinking this whole thing, and I was simply taking photographs for the pure enjoyment of it all.
Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy it. I still REALLY enjoy photography, baby photography in particular, but I look back at these images and realize that maybe I don’t need to be so self critical, maybe I just need to relax and enjoy the process. I don’t know if it’s obvious to the viewer, but there is something simple, spontaneous, uncomplicated and natural about these photos. My “middle” body of work lacks this simplicity- and now with more experience I am trying to step back to that simplicity- although with a bit more technical experience and skill to ensure that I get the images consistently.
I could fuss about slightly imperfect skin (which is actually a much discussed topic among photogs I follow recently… if a newborn isn’t perfect enough, then who is???) I could fuss that the lighting could be better, but REALLY, I just want to enjoy babies SIMPLY. NATURALLY. PEACEFULLY. Keeping that simplicity in mind, here is one of my favourite recent images:
Sometimes it’s a dreary day in January, the weather is cold and the sky is cloudy… but a baby always brings a BRIGHT SMILE and a WONDERFUL DAY! I was thrilled to have this 4-month old in my studio today, and going through my first edits, I’m all mushy over his adorable little face!!!
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