Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Brand New Babies

Real quick, THANK YOU to everyone who gave me some stain remedies! There was a resounding answer of Dawn…I will be trying one of these concoctions very soon. Thanks again y’all, you rock!


After the big boom of Photography work I encountered at the end of last year, I got a little scared, and overwhelmed to say the least.

I was extremely flattered and thankful for a little WAM (Walkin’ Around Money) but it quickly became a second full time job. Shooting on the weekends and editing on weeknights after my 8-5 job.

I was starting to run thin and did the only thing I really could, which was turn down work. I hated, HATED telling people I couldn’t help them. I felt so bad. But I just couldn’t keep up. I had to learn to say No, which I’m not very good at. I don’t like disappointing people. I was starting to resent weekends that I had a shoot scheduled. The whole, “why am I working on my day off”? Well, I was and still am taking pictures for previous friends and clients who I’d already been doing pictures for. I just wasn’t taking new clients. And I’m still not planning to. I have my group that still need the next month’s pictures, or new family pictures, etc… and I’m enjoying doing those.

So anywho, over the past couple of months I’ve done two newborn shoots. I’m talking brand spanking new babies. I’d never shot newborns before. Although challenging, I think they’ve been my favorite shoots yet and I just wanted to share Smile

First up, Sweet Baby A. You first saw her in her Mommy’s belly here.

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This shoot was in the winter so we did it inside. We actually shot in my old bedroom at my parent’s house! Funny, but it just kind of worked out that way. It was inside, warm and had lots of light.





Little A was so, so tiny and was truly like a little baby doll. Just precious.

Then a few weeks ago I got to shoot Sweet Baby B.

*I didn’t name them A & B because they’re first and second, but because that’s the first letter of their names J

You first saw her in her Mommy’s belly here.

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We did this shoot out at Dorothy B. Oven Park. It was one of the most perfect days of the year yet.




Jessica always comes armed with lots of Pinterest inspiration for picture ideas and we got some pretty good ones this time.


I love this one. It helps to have someone with a little muscle. Her Daddy held the top of the scarf and dangled her about an inch over a basket full of blankets. I was able to Photoshop the visible handle of the basket from the photo. Such a fun photo!


This one came out pretty awesome too. I wasn’t sure how we could achieve the affect without being in a studio, but I had Jessica hold up my black sheet in front of some bushes and had her hubby hold Baby B out in front. After a little boosting in Photoshop, the wrinkles and dirt disappeared from the sheet (I usually use this for the family to sit on) and we had an instant solid black backdrop. I was pleased. And pleasantly surprised. I continue to think I’m not good enough because let’s face it, I’m no pro, but then I get a shot like this and give myself a pat on the back. A stroke of luck I’d say more than planned ingenuity. But hey, it works!


  1. Aw, this post made me teary eyed. My baby girl has changed and grown so much in such a small time! Whenever you are up to it, I'd love to get new pics of her done! Loooooove the black back drop pic!

  2. The pics are awesome!! Goo job tam!!



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