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

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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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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…

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(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!)

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

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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.

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Jacob – 16 days – newborn photography

Here are the promised photographs from baby Jacob’s newborn photography session!  What a wonderful family that I have had the joy of working with for four babies now!  John and Carrie are just delightful and their troupe is adorable.  Thank you for choosing Barefoot Photography!

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I love these two photos of all the kiddos together.  It isn’t easy to wrangle 4 at these ages…kudos to John and Carrie who do it every day.  

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Many times people will ask if they need to bring their own props and clothing, and while I encourage my clients to bring anything they would like to a maternity or a newborn photography appointment, I have many many things in the studio for my clients to use as well.  Dresses and wraps for mom, lots and lots of props for babies, and cute little things like this blue little outfit for newborns.

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Ack!  Eyes are so difficult to control in the beginning!  Don’t worry Jacob, you are adorable no matter what.

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This is one of my new props, and it is quite unique.  It is real bark, from a real tree.  I found it and decided it would make a fabulous prop.  Dried it out, made some repairs, made sure it would be safe and comfortable…and voila!  Add cute baby and you are good to go!

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I love this sweet little stretch!  Look at that face…so many times I get the babies into position and then they take over and so something cuter than I could have planned.

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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.

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Wide eyed and ready for the world!

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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.

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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!

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And Ryler says “We’re done!”

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