Newborn Portraits: Riley’s newborn session

Warning: Cuteness overload.  Riley’s newborn portraits are just so precious!  There were so many adorable images I just couldn’t narrow them down.  And little miss Riley was a unique little gal because she actually really liked all of the props we used.  Typically, during a newborn photo shoot, I have parents pick their favorite props, then put them in order.  I warn them that we will most likely not get a chance to use all the props.  We will use their favorite ones first and stop when baby says enough is enough.  But precious Riley slept so peacefully, we got them all!  So sit back and enjoy the sweet bundle that is Riley!

Newborn Portraits

Newborn Portraits

So when should you schedule your newborn session?  You can find that and the answers to more questions here.

Baby Photos

Check out my new birch bed!  I have been planning this bed for a long time now and I finally had enough birch branches to make it.  It is perfectly sized for a newborn portrait session, but thanks to its sturdiness, this is a photography prop that can follow your little one through their first year!  (I know it’s strong because I stood on it before I took it to the studio…all good!)

Newborn Photography

Barefoot Photography offers a number of different backgrounds and floor options so that your baby photos are unique and varied.  Not too mention shelves and shelves of baby sized props, drawers of hats and tiny pants, and blankets and wraps galore!  You are welcome to bring anything you would like to your newborn appointment, but you don’t have too!  There is plenty of all that we need on hand at the studio.

Infant Photographs

Family Portraits with Newborn

Baby and Daddy Portraits

Oh my…sweet perfection!  I love these two portraits.  They will look fabulous displayed together.  Such sweet moments captured for Baby Riley with mom and dad.

Baby and Mommy Portraits

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See what I mean?!  How can you pick a favorite?  Riley was such a fabulous model…and she had the most direct gaze.

I love newborn portraits with tiny baby girls protected in their daddy’s hands.

Newborn Portraits

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Are you thinking about maternity or newborn portraits?  I would be happy to schedule a pre-consultation appointment for you to discuss your options.

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Suzan – 34 weeks – Pregnancy Photos

Pregnancy Photos

I am always so excited when I get the chance to work with a family as they grow from two to three!  Suzan and Deriek came to see me for their pregnancy photos when Suzan was about 34 weeks along.  As you can see by these photos, she was absolutely stunning!  A gorgeous mama to be with an adoring husband and a baby girl soon to arrive.  Deriek and Suzan we so much fun to photograph and they had me laughing throughout their session.  Mini maternity sessions are perfect for parents who want to capture the beauty of the moment without committing to a full maternity session.  And of course dad can be involved, as well as any siblings (even those with 4 paws!)

I am woman, hear me roar!  I love the fierceness here in Suzan’s eyes.  It’s a wonderful truth of motherhood…soft and beautiful, but fierce and protective at the same time.

Deriek mentioned that when he read my bio, he was a little nervous because I stated that I hate shoes.  (It’s true, I do.) So while I do not fully comprehend Deriek’s obsession with shoes I was still willing to get them into one of their portraits.  (hee hee)

 

 

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Faine – 6 days – Newborn Photography

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Are you in the process of looking for a newborn photographer?  It’s not an easy job!  There are a lot of photographers out there these days.  Barefoot Photography offers a pre-consultation if you are interested.  A chance to meet your photographer, check out the studio and see all the props, wraps, hats and numerous other items ready to make a perfect session for you and your growing family.

Faine and his family came to see me at the studio when he was just 6 days old.  He was a wonderful little model.  He slept wonderfully and still gave us some open eyes photos too!  I love this last picture of him just chillin’ out.

One of the most important portraits for each family is the FAMILY photo!  Most of the time when people come to the studio with older kids, it’s a good idea to have someone on hand who can take the older siblings home if needed.  Sometimes it takes a long time for brand new babies to get settled into a deep sleep and it can get pretty boring sometimes when your only 2 years old.  So we focus on family and sibling images first, and save the portraits of the baby by themselves for later.

Family Photographer

Big brother Blel did such a fabulous job!  He did just what we asked and held baby Faine like a pro.  And I love to get individual shots with mom and dad snuggling the precious little bundle!  I think this is especially important for second and third babies.  They grow up with their older sibling in all their photos…let’s capture some of the alone with mom and dad!

Family PortraitsBaby Photos

Oh my goodness, I just love this black and white shot of Blel looking at Faine.  So precious!

Newborn Photographer

Big Brother Portraits

Sometimes, when you have to make room for a new baby brother or sister, it’s important to be the focus of the camera all by yourself.  I just love Blel’s smile in this one!

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lucien and george- brothers

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What a tremendous joy it was for me to have Lucien and George in the studio recently for their photographs.  Lucien is such a wonderful brother to George and you can see how much George adores his big brother.  When I first heard their ages, I was a little worried about getting some interaction shots but I had nothing to worry about.  This is obviously how they are every day!  So natural and fun.  How long has it been since you have had your family in for professional portrait photography?  If you are like most people, it’s been a few years at least.  Contact Barefoot Photography…and schedule a photo shoot!  Let’s capture your family as they grow…

Sibling Portraits

Black and White Portraits

Whenever I take photos, I always take them in color and later convert them into black and white.  This way, my clients can choose whether they’d like color or black and white for each photo.  Also, if you opt to purchase digital files, you get both – color and black and white – of each image.  Sometimes, my clients and I have a really hard time deciding between color and black and white…they are both so beautiful!

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Oh my goodness!  The smiles these boys have.  Just a pleasure to work with.  And while we’re admiring things, will you just check out Barefoot Photography’s new wooden floors?  Both the rustic white and old wood started as a cedar fence that was torn down.  Many, many…MANY hours later, lots of blood, sweat and (near) tears and we have new floors!  And they photograph beautifully!

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You can view Kimberly’s work with family and children here.  The Barefoot Photography studio is located in NE Portland near the Nike Factory Store.  Photo shoots are available by appointment only Monday – Saturday with hours that fit your schedule.  Contact Kimberly!

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erica – 36 weeks

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When is the right time to do maternity portraits?  It can vary from belly to belly…but most often, 34-36 weeks is the best window to capture your pregnancy.  Erica and her beautiful family came to see me at 36 weeks.  When I first began Barefoot Photography, I had moms schedule their pregnancy appointments at 38 weeks…the bigger the better, right?  Trouble was, they kept going into labor before their appointment!  I have also had moms contact me early, perhaps 32 weeks.  While moms might feel ginormous at 32 weeks, typically they are not.  I have found over the years that 34-36 weeks along is a great time to do your maternity portraits.  Not too small, not too big.  Just right!

I love this precious moment captured between momma and big brother…West Linn Pregnancy PortraitsPregnancy and Newborn Portraits

We had a wonderful time capturing this beautiful pregnancy….and check back soon to see their little man!

Maternity Photographer Portland

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Kimberly Whipps of Barefoot Photography has been photographing maternity and newborn clients all over the Portland area for over 13 years.

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