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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Newborn Portraits

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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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Jude and Jamie – See them Grow!

Settle in folks, I have had the joy of taking family portraits for this wonderful family for years.  It’s time for a “See Them Grow” post!  This is so fun…and thanks to my new filing system, so much easier.  (Did you know that I don’t delete images?  It’s true…how could I!?)  First, check out this progression of sibling portraits over the years.

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This family has been coming to see me since the beginning of their family…with their very first “bump”.

Maternity Portraits

And Mr. Jude as a newborn.  He was such a tiny baby!

Newborn Portraits

 Jude and his mama waiting for baby sister.  I love that they decide to book a maternity session for their second baby.  I think many families overlook maternity portraits for second or third babies.  “I have photos of me pregnant” I have heard some people say.  But every pregnancy is different and wonderfully special.  Plus, maternity photos with older siblings are precious!

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The whole family!  I love family photos with newborns.  And precious little Jamie with her little finger!

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Another adorable session with these two as they grow.

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Oh how I miss my old brick wall…so glad we captured these moment in that beautiful place.  I love the portrait of the two of them standing and looking at my like that.  Cracks me up!

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And here we are to the most current session.  Look at how they have grown!

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Jamie and his trains!  If you look back through their photos, you’ll see this is a common thread.

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I love this little scrunched up grin.  She’s such a precious and fun girl.

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Thank you Glen and Kristen for choosing Barefoot Photography again and again for your family portraits because it has been a fun ride!  Give me a call or send me an email if you want to begin to capture your family in portraits.




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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!

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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!

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

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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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Holiday Mini Sessions

Holiday Portraits PortlandNEW from Barefoot Photography – Holiday Mini Sessions!  Capture your family this season and get a jump on sending out your holiday cards.  The session fee is only $29, and collections begin at $179.  Sessions will take place at Barefoot Photography’s studio on November 12th and 19th, early morning session will book the quickest…so if you have a little one who naps, do not delay!  Sessions will last about 20 minutes yielding 10-12 images for you to choose from.  All sessions include portraits from the holiday set and the simple background for family portraits, though you are not required to use both options, it’s your choice.  Book your appointment now…these are limited sessions and they will not last!  Contact Kimberly for more information and to book your session.

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Barefoot Photography is now located at 2942 NE MLK…just blocks from the Nike Factory store. Come and see the new location!

Portraits make a perfect (and simple) holiday gift. Portrait collections range from $179 to $649, including items like holiday cards, ornaments, matted gift portraits and album

. There are many options to fit your needs and budget. Contact Kimberly now to set up your appointment!  kw@kimberlywhipps.com

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odessa and imogen – Family Portraits

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And another wonderful family that has been coming to me for family portraits for years!  In fact, this family is one of two families that have been coming to Barefoot Photography since I got my start in my backyard studio…so many years!  Thank you, thank you for trusting these sweet memories to me.  It’s an honor!

“We are blessed to have Kimberly take our family’s pictures!  We are always comfortable and she is so great with the kids — from newborn to older.  Kimberly took my maternity pics too and I am so happy to have those memories.  We couldn’t love a photographer more.  Plus, she is just an awesome person :)”

I need to do some digging so I can show you a “watch me grow” post for these girls.  This session was easily one of my favorites to date.  Odessa is quickly becoming a young lady…entering that tween stage.  And little Imogen has so much energy and vitality!  I love capturing their unique personalities.  And these photos are not staged…I didn’t have to bribe them.  This is who they are, they hug, they hold hands…they snuggle.  I would just give them an idea…”Can you touch noses?” And then oh, the giggles.  Sweet moments!

Portland Family PhotographerThis family is drawn to black and white portraits, as am I.  But the pop of color on the blue trunk is so beautiful!  I love the simplicity of their white dresses against the grey backdrop, with that splash of color.  Children's Portraits PortlandChildren's Portraits PortlandSuch a fabulous family…a joy to photograph!  Our sessions have always been filled with laughter.Portland Family PhotographerThis portrait of the sisters is my favorite from their photo shoot.  I simply told them to stand here together.  I turned and this is what I saw.  SO precious!  What a beautiful moment…  I just adore the way Imogen is holding onto big sister Odessa’s arm.  Perfection…Family Photography PortlandChildren's Portraits PortlandFamily Portraits Portland AreaKeep smiling girls…you’re beautiful inside and out!

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