Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Using what you've got...

I think I have pretty much found "my style" when dealing with newborn photography. I like things to be pretty simple. Classic. Timeless.
However....when I walked into this home yesterday, I knew I had to make use of the furniture they had available. The textures, colors, all of it...made for a yummy session that I have been drooling over while editing. I don't know how classic these will be...but I know these images have had ME wishing I could have one more baby... Shhhhhh, don't tell my hubby!

Speaking of classic beauty...this baby fits that description perfectly.

I have always tried to shoot newborns before they are 10 days old. Due to other commitments (Mostly LDS Young Women girl's camp for 25 girls)...I couldn't get to this baby until she was 19 days old. I was SUPER nervous that we wouldn't be able to get any sleepy shots. I was very pleasantly surprised. She was actually one of our best sessions yet. I am re-thinking the whole thing when it comes to the perfect age to do the newborns. I will be experimenting with the whole slew of babies I have coming up. (So happy I have friends still having babies!) I will let you know what I figure out. The last 3 sessions I have done with newborns around 5-8 days old have been really tough! This 19 day old was a dream in comparison.
This session was auctioned off at a fundraiser the young women did for girl's camp. I have been donating a lot of sessions for things like this. It is a really fun way to offer this service to people and it brought in quite a bit of money for the girls. This would be a great way for new photographers to start building clients...but aren't quite ready to start charging professionally. Not to mention the practice you will get by doing a real session!

7 comments:

utmomof 5 said...

Oh my, that is one sweet baby!! But sorry no new baby coming from me. If I was crazy and had another you would sooooo take their picture :)

Petersen Kids said...

Ummmm, I want one of those! Look a those lips, precious!

onceapickle said...

She really was such a great baby to work with. I'd say in the top two we've done for sure. What a beauty.

And yes, the furniture was too amazing not to use. I was only partly kidding when I told Mom that I wanted to take my newborn pictures in her house! :)

FABULOUS work, as always.

AMMIE said...

Priceless...

Steph said...

Wow Kati, you are AMAZING! I love your photos...and we are planning on one more...I will definitely think of you when we do! :)
Just beautiful!

Adam and Ady said...

So I am due in January...and love your pictures. Any tips for me on lighting for pics like these of my not so soon to be little one?
ady_sue@hotmail.com

The Wright's said...

I think this is one of my favorite sessions. You are amazing. Will you take my baby's pictures if (or when, depend on who you ask) I have another one?