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
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.
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?
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.
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.
Wide eyed and ready for the world!
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.
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!
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!
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!
Here little Netty is wearing an antique family dress…and sitting in my antique pram. And again…look at that happy smile!
Here we are again…the ever important mommy and me and daddy and me portraits. I just love these family photos!
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!
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.
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!
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.
What a doll! Cora was such a sweet baby to photograph, she was all smiles the moment they walked through the door. And big sister Gianna was fun and so helpful. We had a blast in the studio capturing her baby portraits.
From Cora and Gianna’s mom, Micaela – “My mother wanted to gift our family a photoshoot for our new baby girl and her big sister. She found Kimberly and Barefoot Photography from across the country and loved her. So, we booked a setting and picked some outfits. Our photoshoot could not have gone any better. Kimberly was wonderful with the kids making the girls feel so at ease. The result was a natural, yet amazingly beautiful product. I could not have been more impressed with the quality and artistry in Barefoot Photography’s portraits. Thank you Kimberly! “
This age is such a perfect time for baby portraits, so if you are thinking about having your little one photographed, send me an email. You can find more of my baby photography here. In fact, because it is such a perfect age for baby portraits, I offer a complimentary mini sitter session to my clients who book their newborn portraits with me. A sitter session is a fabulous way to capture each stage as these little ones grow. But don’t worry, if you didn’t book your newborn appointment with me, we can still do a mini session for your little sitter. Contact me for the details. And do it now before the crawling starts!
Contact Kimberly for Baby Portraits
Kimberly Whipps of Barefoot Photography specializes in artistic, studio portraits. Maternity, newborn, baby, children and family portraits…whatever your family needs. Barefoot Photography’s studio is located in NE Portland near the Nike Factory Store. All sessions are by appointment only. Schedule a pre-consultation here!
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