Sweet baby boy – 22 days – newborn portraits

This sweet little one came to see me when he 22 days old for his newborn portraits, and what a fabulous little sleeper he was.  It was a delight to capture these sweet moments of his first month with his mom and dad.  Thank you for choosing Barefoot Photography as your newborn photographer!

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One of the most common questions I get from people interested in having their baby photographed, is what age should we do the newborn session?  The ideal age is 7-10 days, but that is not the only age!!  I have photographed babies as old as 7-8 weeks old and still was able to create the newborn look for portraits.  However, if possible, earlier is better!  Typically, babies that are 7-10 days old are past that constant need to eat, (I know I’ll get there someday too!) and they have not yet reached the baby acne stage.  They are also still so squishy!  Young babies are used to being all curled up and we can often create that womb-like look.  Also, within the first two weeks, babies tend to be sleepier and this is wonderful for a newborn portrait session.  There are two things about newborns which I am asked about a lot as well.  Their belly button cord and their flaky skin.  Yes, most of the babies I photograph have both.  For me, I think this just beautifully displays their newness!

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(This image below is a COMPOSITE image.  That means that this little sweet was NEVER actually hanging in mid air.  We took two photos, one with daddy holding the basket from above hand over baby and a second with daddy holding the basket below hand over baby, then I merged the images together. P lease NEVER hang baby in anything, always composite.)

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Newborn Portraits

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This little guy wasn’t too sure about this portrait business, but daddy calmed him down and we kept on chugging.  You can see his little flaky skin up near his hairline, personally I love it!  But I have had clients request that I remove it, and I can do that too.  It’s really up to you!

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While most of the time for prop and posed shots, newborns really do need to be sleeping, I love to get the wide awake portraits too.  Absolutely precious!

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Christmas Mini Sessions

Yes, I know what you’re thinking, Christmas Mini Sessions?  It’s not even Halloween yet!  You know how this goes though, right?  Every year we all do the same thing, we wait…because there is plenty of time, Christmas is months away.  And then before you know it, it’s Thanksgiving and then suddenly your kids are on Christmas Break and it’s too late.  So this year, let’s be proactive together!  Contact me for details and to set up a time to get your Christmas cards checked off your to do list early and get yourself and updated family portrait.  And don’t forget, family portraits make excellent gifts for Grandma and Grandpa.  Just like that, so many things checked off your to do list!  Book your mini session for $49 session fee – purchase a collection as receive a complimentary set of cards.

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NO SESSION FEE and a complimentary set of cards with the purchase of any collection.

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I don’t want to make you feel bad or anything, but this lovely family below….they scheduled their Christmas session in June.  Yeah…June.  They brought all the appropriate accessories to their session and put them on with the sun cooking outside…what a smart family!  They’ve been done with their holiday cards for months now.  See…you need to get in asap.  Let’s get it done!

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Christmas Mini Sessions

I have Christmas-y type props in the studio, but I know those are not everyone’s cup of tea.  So no worries, we can go super simple, or prop it up…it’s your choice.  With mini sessions, you will pick one background that you like, and that best compliments your clothing choices.  Mini sessions typically produce 10-15 images for you to choose from.

Christmas Mini Sessions

Holiday Minis

Family Portraits

The most common question I get when people schedule a family photo session is, “What should we wear?”  Thank goodness for Pinterest!  You can go onto Pinterest yourself and search Family Clothing for Portrait Session and you will find a plethora of ideas.  Here’s a Pinterest board I quickly created to give you some ideas.  The basic idea is to take the outfits you are thinking of for your family, lay them all out on a bed together, imagine that one person could wear everything at once.  Would they look cohesive?  Is there something that clashes, or stands out in a bad way?  Another idea is to start with one item…maybe the adorable dress you have for your daughter, then build from that piece.  Contact me if you need more ideas or help.

Triple the fun! Portland Baby Photographer

Remember these adorable faces?  Well, they recently came to see me again and oh. my. goodness. did we have some fun!  I was hoping we would capture one or two “update” photos, taken in a similar setting, same wraps when they are a little older, and we got so many more than I expected.  Boaz, Amaryah and Shilo were fabulous!  (It helped that at this point, only Boaz is a crawler.)  And big sister Lael was helpful and beautiful…just like last time! So sit back and get ready to enjoy an overload of adorable faces!  And if you are looking for a Portland baby photographer, contact me!  I’d be happy to discuss your portraits needs.

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Here is the whole family together!  These are some hardworking parents right here.  I remember having a two year old and a crawler and feeling overwhelmed…I can’t imagine tripling that crawler.  More power to you both!

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The first and my favorite of the before and after portraits.  I love the little peeking eyes as a newborn…and immediately pictured the after portrait with her looking over her shoulder at us.  LOVE!

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And just some more fun!  I love how they are all looking to the side here…can you guess who was standing over there.  ;)

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And another before and after…all lined up the same, same wraps, but now look!  They are sitting…so sweet!

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Look at these precious faces!  And the expression on big sister Lael’s face is just priceless and Boaz decided he was done.  HA!

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Can I just ask how is it possible to look this fabulous with FOUR little ones?!  But somehow she does it.  Hope, you are beautiful inside and out!

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I really love these two…these show their faces so well!

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And one more before and after…sweet baby giggles~

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Fingers are so delicious…3 out of 3 babies agree.

Sitter Photos

I still can’t believe we got them all to sleep at the same time.  Superstars!

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Indigo…7 days

Soft and sweet…baby Indigo.  Indigo recently came to see me with her family for her professional newborn portraits, something I have been specializing in for over 14 years.  Years of learning how to calm and pose babies, and this little ones can still surprise me!  It is so precious how their little personalities are evident, even at just a week old.  So unique, created so wonderfully unique!  Enjoy Indigo’s baby portraits…Portland Newborn Photographer

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Isn’t she just precious?  She was so cozy!  The studio is always kept very warm when I am photographing a newborn.  Most babies (if fact, I’ve only ever met two brothers who didn’t like the heat) love to be extra warm when they’re naked.  So I always tell mom and dad to wear cool clothing for the session.

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Newborn Photography

This little look just cracks me up!  She’s trying to figure out that lady with the big camera and lights.

Infant Portraits

Textures, textures!  I love textures…the wood floor here is a creation of mine, I love the shades of lighter and darker wood.  And the driftwood…I found that years ago on the beach, just the perfect size for a baby.  That is a very common question for me where ever I am…can I fit a baby in that?

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Portland Photos

Barefoot Photographing is quickly booking for the fall.  If you or someone you know are pregnant or if you just had a little bundle, contact Kimberly today to learn more about scheduling one or two professional photography sessions.  Kimberly has been specializing in maternity and newborn portraiture for over 14 years.

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Hayley and Austin…and baby makes three

“A grand adventure is about to begin…”  Winnie the Pooh

A grand adventure indeed!  What a fun and fabulous family…and I can’t wait to meet their little question mark!  This is super fun…this couple has no idea if their little baby is a boy or a girl, but their families know!  How do they keep the secret?!  This was such a fun maternity session, we had a wonderful time creating their portraits.  Are you looking for maternity photos?  Give me a call or shoot me an email, I’d be happy to give you more details.

Now…onto this gorgeous mama.  This first image has been in my head for over two years.  Sometimes you just have to keep trying something until you get it right.  And this was totally worth it!!  This happened with the help of a tripod, a timer, a fan and a helpful hubby.  And everything came together just perfectly, even the fan blowing just right to accentuate her baby bump.  Love it!

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Such a sweet couple so obviously in love!

Pregnancy Portraits

This gal is just bursting with personality.  And she knew how to work the camera…so much fun to photograph.

Maternity Gown

Check out this new “gown”.  I say “gown” because a lot of the dresses I use in the studio are not actually dresses.  They are fabric that is made to look like a gown…like this one!  This is perfect, because maternity is not a one-size-fits-all situation.  I love this new one…love the color, the texture and the length…so elegant!Artistic Maternity

More lace!  Bring me more lace!

Pregnancy Photos

Maternity Photos

If you are pregnant, you should have your portraits created.  It’s so fleeting!

Even if you don’t feel like you’ll rock a photoshoot, give me a call.  Let’s get you in and capture your bump before it’s too late.

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She makes it look so effortless…what a beauty!

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I just have to include this because it is so fun!  This was a “test shot” that I did quickly at the beginning, just to make sure that everything is turned on, functioning and looking good.  And they are such goofballs…I love it!

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