Children’s Portraits – Flashback Part Two

On the last post I was going through my best friend’s baby’s portrait sessions.  It seems like she has grown so much in such a short amount of time.  The last pictures I posted were from her Newborn Portrait Session.  We kept it very informal laid back.  Keeping the props to a minimum, I arrived at her house and took a few photos of her tiny baby fingers and toes.  Babies are always getting poked and prodded with needles and whatnot the first few days of their lives, so getting a bandage or two is pretty common.  Some photographers prefer to leave out these details, but I think its neat to have them in.  After all, you wanna capture the moment right?  There will be time for picture perfect details later.  🙂  I don’t forget to snap a shot of the ever so present umbilical cord either!

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We had another portrait session when she was about three months old.  Mom always had the cutest clothes and accessories for her to wear.   Her little pink crochet hat looked perfect against her pink blanket.  She was all smiles, one of the milestones I look for in a three month portrait session.

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Mom loves Trumpette socks and just had to have a photo of the ones she was wearing.  I did a little “pop art” for her.  To learn more about Trumpette or to order some of the apparel, please visit their website. You can do so by clicking here or by visiting http://www.trumpette.com

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At her six month portrait session, she was able to sit up all by herself.  Here is a photo of her all decked out in her little outfit, a gift all the way from France.

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Remember the maternity shot we got of mom in her zebra print fabric and the baby heels from Heelarious.com?  We got some inspiration from the photo on their website and together with mom’s fabulousness, we created a little setup for a glamourous baby portrait.

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When baby was nine months old, we had our first outdoor photo session.  She was crawling and finally able to stand holding on to something for support.  Mom even had one of her own outfits that she wore as a baby for her to wear.  Here are a few photos from that portrait session.

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The day finally came for her first birthday party.  Had it really been one year already?!  Time goes by ridiculously fast.  It seemed like just yesterday we were waiting for baby to arrive.  Here are a few from her first year portrait session and birthday party.

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I am so blessed to have been a part of documenting your first year.  You will grow to be a beautiful lady just like your mom and I’m sure just as special of a friend as she is to me.  I love you both.

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Children’s Portraits – Flashback Part One

I love children’s portraits.  Kids are so free and so genuine.  They bring so much fun and personality to their portrait sessions.  I especially love it when I get to share the joy of a new baby with close family and friends.   Almost two years ago, my best friend had her first baby; and much to everyone’s excitement, it was a baby girl.  My best friend’s mom had saved a lot of things from when she was a baby to pass it down to her daughter.  When it came time for her baby shower, she had dresses that she wore pinned to the wall as part of the shower decorations.

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We had big plans for her maternity portrait session.  Even before she knew she was going to have a girl, she found the cutest baby heels from a company called Heelarious.   Ready to go in her zebra print fabric and using those baby heels as props, we set up for our maternity portraits.

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There was so much excitement and anticipation the night she arrived and I’m glad I got to be one of the people that had a first look.  Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt, Uncle and I were there patiently waiting for Mom and Baby to make their grand appearance back from the O.R.

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Patiently waiting for a baby

Finally she arrived!

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Fresh out of the oven 🙂

Once she got got we had to get a few newborn portrait shots.  Its fascinating to see those little baby fingers and toes.

 

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To be continued…