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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Kristina – 39 weeks!

Yes…the gorgeous mama-to-be totally stressed me out by waiting until days before the 39 week mark to have her pregnancy photographs done.  I used to do maternity sessions at 38 weeks, but too many moms ending up having a baby before our portrait session!  So a number of years ago I started recommending having them done between 34-36 weeks along.  So yes, I worried that we would miss our opportunity for capturing her pregnancy with portraits…and what a shame that would have been.  This was easily one of my favorite maternity sessions for a long time!  It was hard to narrow down these beautiful images to just a few to share with you.

One of the reasons why Kristina was so fabulous to photograph was her perma-grin.  Seriously…she never stops grinning.  Her joy at being a mother is so obvious!  Maternity sessions can be daunting for a mom-to-be.  Not everyone loves to be in front of the camera, and it’s hard to let go and be just yourself.  In relaxed poses, you know the ones with eyes closed, not looking directly at the camera…I remind my clients to give a hint of smile.  But Miss Kristina needed no reminder!  Just a happy smile at every turn.

And…we captured one of my new favorite maternity portraits!  I just love this picture…

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Gorgeous mom…waiting for her much loved, much anticipated bundle.  Beauty on so many levels!

Pregnancy Photographs

Pregnancy Images

Maternity Portraits Portland

Pregnancy Photographs

Oh and this here…this I cannot wait.  We captured this gorgeous moment of Kristina really focusing on the moment of holding her little one…and when she comes back with that little baby on the outside we are going to recreate this for  beautiful before and after portraits.  Cannot wait to see the outcome!

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Maternity Images

This is so unique and fun…and the timing on this was just perfect.  Because she’s a fun loving mom…Kristina had painted a soccer ball on her stomach…and the day she did so was a hot one.  Who knew that paint could be such a powerful sunblock!  The result was this super fun and timely “eclipse belly!  We did her session just two days after our historic eclipse.

Pregnancy Photos

Maternity Portraits Portland

Kristina…you are beautiful inside and out!  I have fully enjoyed getting to know you and I cannot wait to meet your sweet baby girl!

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Salt Academy – Theater Portraits

Prepare yourself for a portrait overload…but I cannot help myself, I just love these theater portraits from Salt Academy‘s recent musical production called Calliope.  I really wish I could say that you should catch the next performance, but sadly, it is over.  So for now, these portraits will have to suffice.  With a cast of over 50, I really controlled myself by only showing these images…there were so many fabulous costumes and characters.  Salt Academy really went all out for this one…and I am already looking forward to their next big show!

This is by far my favorite portrait.  These three were the main characters for the circus…The Storyteller, The Ringmaster, and The Musician.

They were a fabulous trio and their costuming was spot on.

Theater Portraits

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These two played their roles perfectly!

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One of the many, menacing little clowns…

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Theater Portraits

The little mime above, and The Storyteller with the lead Althea…the most moving part of the musical.  Every time I watched the scene with their story, I cried.  Everytime…

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It would be difficult to pick a favorite dance…there were so many and they each had such emotion and power!  But this one was just fabulous!  I loved these odd striped suits with their faces set without emotion.  Beautiful moves and just so unique!

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Awww…the whole happy family!

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The amazing Orpheus, The Ringmaster…this role was perfect for him!  He played it so well.

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This gal in her AMAZING make up and fabulous dance.  I love this costume!

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Our comic relief…these two made us all giggle!

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Meet Linus the Musician and Linus the dog…dang, you really needed to be there.

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The fabulous family of mimes…

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Wow…what an incredible production.  The people who created this and brought it to life are amazing.  The kids who played these roles were just fabulous.  It was an honor and a pleasure to photograph the portraits for this troupe!

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Kacie…pregnancy is beautiful

Pregnancy IS beautiful and if you are pregnant you should consider having artistic maternity portraits created.  Why?  Maternity portraits capture your changing, growing and radiant body!  Celebrate the life growing inside of you and capture moments that you can share with that little miracle when they get older.  My favorite photo of my mom is a picture of her 9 months pregnant with me!  This is a moment of your life that you will never have again.  You might have other pregnancies, but not this exact one ever again.  And if I had a dollar for every time I heard… “Oh I wish I would have had maternity portraits done” or “I wish I would have known that maternity photography was a thing when I was pregnant.” or “I didn’t have any pictures taken when I was pregnant because I felt huge, and now I regret it.” …well, let’s just say I’d be a rich woman.

This gorgeous mama-to-be actually stopped me in my tracks.  I had been running a model call for maternity when I saw her at the BabyExpo and I literally called out to her across the aisle.  Can’t you see why?!  My goodness, she’s beautiful.  She was reluctant too…like so many moms I meet!  But we had such a fun portrait session in the studio and she loves her portraits!

Don’t let your doubts stop you.  I have over 14 years of experience in accentuating the BEAUTY of the pregnant body.  Give me your trust for an hour or so…together, we can make you into a piece of art!

Artistic Maternity
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Maternity Portraits

Artistic Maternity Portraits

Still not convinced to schedule your maternity portraits with Barefoot Photography?  Then how about this…schedule your newborn appointment with me (who doesn’t want adorable portraits of their baby!?) and you will receive a complimentary maternity session…with no requirement to buy any portraits.  But in all of my years of doing this, no one has walked away hating every image.  Your are beautiful!  And you should capture this moment forever.

Artistic maternity portraits

Beautiful maternity images

Pregnancy artwork

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