Colette with Pearl and Vedder – Mommy and Me Session

Get ready for an overshare.  I can’t help myself!!  Check out this adorable Mommy and Me Session.  Colette came in without daddy for this one…not that we don’t adore daddy!  (Don’t worry Gerrit, you are adored!)  But sometimes, it’s precious to capture a mommy with her little ones.  Just to cherish that sweet connection, that bond.  And while we were at it, of course we threw in a few sibling shots and two year birthday shots.  (Remember that whole, “I can’t help myself” dealio?)  How could I resist?  Pearl and Vedder are so adorable!!

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Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

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Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

Oh my squishy butt!  Just look at this chunk!  I think Colette is leaning here a bit, which is understandable, he’s such a big boy!  He was also getting a little sleepy here, which made the snuggles all the sweeter.

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My favorite of baby Vedder.  I just love the look in his eyes.  Safe and sound in his mommy’s arms.  Perfection!

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I love all of these photos…but these have to be my favorite!  I asked Pearl how old she was and this was her response.  I love the little thoughtful tongue as she tries to figure out how to get her fingers to do her bidding.  So cute!

Mommy and Me Session

Mommy and Me Session

HA!  I love this…

Mommy and Me Session

This makes for a perfect storyboard!

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Mommy and Me Session

Yes she is two years old and just as cute as can be.  Beautiful Pearl!  With her super cute Mickey and Minnie shoes!  I’m not a big shoe fan (obviously) but if you have to wear shoes, I guess they should have Mickey and Minnie on them.

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 Wrangling a two year old and trying to keep her curls straight while you put a cute clip in with a crying baby on your lap…all while looking gorgeous yourself.  Ahhh…motherhood!  It is beautiful in all it’s moments…from the snuggles to the struggles.  Fight the good fight mommas!  You are amazing!

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Ryler – 10 days – Family Portrait

One of the most important photos I capture while photographing a newborn is the family portrait.  Mom and dad with their brand new little bundle of joy.  Ryler and his parents, Tyler and Rachel, made my job very easy!  This is just one of many family portraits that we captured during Ryler’s session.  I know a lot of parents think maybe they’ll pass on the family portrait, the session is all about the baby.  But I always encourage my clients to get in front of the camera for a few photographs.  It’s not a moment that you can capture even just a few months down the road.  They are this little for only so long.  A common question I get is what to wear for that all important family photo.  Simple is best!  Stick with solid, neutral colors to capture a portrait that will last a lifetime.

Family Portrait

Wide eyed and ready for the world!

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Newborn Props

Another question I often get during a newborn portrait session is, where do you get all of your props.  For those of you who have been to my studio, you know, I have a lot of props for babies.  Most of my props have come from years of searching.  Lots of time spent wandering the aisles of antique shops asking one question…”would a newborn fit in that?”  I also have a lot of clothing for babies…about half of these have come from my own hands (they like to stay busy).  I also purchase from vendors on sites like Etsy.  This provides my clients with a plethora of options to fit their style and wishes.

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

I also like to give my clients a lot of options with their images.  For example…we did a wide shot capturing the fur around and the entire antique box Mr. Ryler was sweetly resting in, but then we also moved in close to capture the sweet details, like his sweet little lips and fingers.  There will often be similar images like this during a session, close and far away, straight on and from above.  More often than not, my clients end up with both!

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

Family Portrait

And Ryler says “We’re done!”

Family Portrait

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Jeanette – Six Months – Portland Photographer

Meet little Miss Jeanette, or Netty – the cutest little nickname ever.  Netty came to see me with her family…mom, dad and her two big brothers, who happen to have 4 paws.  I love when families bring their dogs into the studio for a family portrait session!  She was all smiles, and like my middle daughter, the happier she was, the wider her mouth was.  HA!  Such joy.  Netty was an absolute pleasure to photograph.  Are you looking for a Portland photographer for your baby or family sessions?  I would be happy to meet with you for a pre-consultation, so give me a call or send me an email.  But enough about that…let’s enjoy some really big smiles!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Family Portraits

If you have a pet that you would like to join in for family portraits, please do not hesitate to ask.  I can’t promise to make them smile, but I’ll do my best!  The hardest part is getting them to sit still…but once we get that, getting them to look is no trouble.  And look at little Netty here with her boys!  So precious…an wonderful memory!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Here little Netty is wearing an antique family dress…and sitting in my antique pram.  And again…look at that happy smile!

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Portland Photographer

Here we are again…the ever important mommy and me and daddy and me portraits.  I just love these family photos!

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

Portland Photographer

If you have a little sitter who hasn’t had any portraits in a while, contact me!  I offer mini sessions for the “sitter” stage….but don’t wait, that little sitter is about to crawl away.  The Barefoot Photography studio is located at 2942 NE MLK in NE Portland.  Hope to see you soon!

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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.

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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!

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

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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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audrie – 6 months – Sitter Portraits

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One of my favorite types of photography session is sitter portraits!  Sitters are babies typically between 5-8 months old.  The ideal stage to do these portraits is when your baby is sitting up unaided, but not yet crawling.  Of course, these sessions can be done once baby starts crawling, in that case, mom and/or dad gets a workout, chasing the little one around.  It’s a hoot!

Little Miss Audrie was at the perfect age for her portraits.  And oh my goodness…such beautiful blue eyes.  It’s always hard to decide between color and black and white because of this girls eyes.  But what can I say, I’m a sucker for black and white.

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Audrie kept trying to fly during our session…you can do it girl!

I’m so thankful that this family ever walked into my studio.  They bring so much joy (and energy) with them when they come.  Sitter sessions can often be done as a mini session…and I am never opposed to the whole family jumping in for a few portraits.  In fact…I will typically push mom and dad into a few pictures, even if they were thinking they might not have any family portraits.  Like I always say, you don’t have to buy the portraits, but if you don’t take them, you will never have the choice.

Miss Audrie was just about done…

But we talked here into a few more portraits, and I am so glad we did.  Just look at that gorgeous toothless grin!

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How old is your little one?  Is it time for some sitter portraits?  Capture your little sweetie before they crawl away…

Did you know, if you booked your newborn portraits with Barefoot Photography, a mini sitter session is complementary.  A perfect way to capture them growing.

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