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

Newborn Portraits Portland

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.

Professional Newborn Portraits

Professional Newborn Portraits – Portland Oregon Photographer

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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Noah – 22 days – newborn portrait sessions

Meet Noah…a sweet little man that I recently had the honor to photograph.  He was a wonderful sleeper with two adoring parents.  We had such a nice photo session!  Newborn portrait sessions can actually be a relaxing time for new moms and dads.  Things can get messy…that’s true of course, but recently I have been told again and again how relaxing the session is!  Once mom and dad are comfortable, I take the little bub and then they sit back and enjoy.  And look at the type of sweetness we create then…

Newborn Photographer

Newborn Photos

(I would like to mention something about the image above, just in case there are photographers reading this who are new to newborn portraits.  This is a composite image.  That means that I took two separate images and photoshopped them together.  This baby is NOT suspended in any way.  The first image, mom was holding the white tie above the give the look of suspending the basket by the white tie, but dad had two hands under the basket.  The second image dad held the basket by both sides so I could get a image of the basket from below with no hands in the way.  Then I used the wonderful tool that is photoshop to make them one image, giving the impression that baby is hanging in a basket.  Please do not ever suspend a baby for a photograph…safety first!)

Infant Photography

I love this little concerned look Noah is giving me here.  What a sweetie!

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Newborn Portrait Session

Newborn Photos

Newborn Portraits

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And the beautiful family portraits!  So wonderful…so new and fresh.  Two have become three and it is just priceless!  I love the last family portrait so much!  Thank you Jun and Katie for choosing Barefoot Photography to capture these fleeting moments in your life.

Family Photos

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Audrey – One Year

I’m sure some of you will recognize this little beauty who came to see me for her one year portraits.  I have photographed Audrey and her big brother Aaron since they were both “womb side”.  What a joy it has been to watch them grow.  When Audrey came in for her one year session, let’s just say, she wasn’t too thrilled with the idea.  Many times, parents will stress during the portrait session, worrying that we aren’t “getting anything good”.  But 99% of the time, that is just not the case.  You see these kiddos like to throw out gems like this first image amid the frowns or tears, and if your timing is right, you capture it!  My clients are often times pleasantly surprised at the results.

One year portraits

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One Year Portraits

What fabulous moments can you capture with one year portraits?  Well, often times we capture baby’s just starting to stand up.  Here’s a moment we tried and tried to capture and thankfully we did!  Audrie standing on her own!  Many of my clients also choose to do a “cake smash” at the end of their one year session…sometimes baby looooves the cake, other times not so much.  Either way, it makes for some adorable portraits.

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Children's portraits

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And of course, no baby session would be complete without tears.  HA!  Sort of joking…but it is true.  Tears often fall…let’s face it, their babies!  But oh so precious…big brother comforting little sister.  But what can you do when your comforting fails?  I’m with Aaron here…what are you going to do?

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Have you missed some milestones?  No worries!  It’s never too late to capture your little one.   But let get you into the studio before anymore moments slip away.  Contact Kimberly today to schedule your baby’s session.

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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.

Mommy and Me Session

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

Mommy and Me Session

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!

Children's portraits

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.

Mommy and Me Session

 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!

Mommy and Me Session

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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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