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Monday, October 25, 2010

Daphne… part II {Clackamas, Oregon Newborn Photographer}

Ah… huge sigh… to finally be able to share these images.  If you didn’t see my first post of Daphne, my first ‘newborn’ client, you can check it out here.  I see these photos of her at just 5 days old and that was 2 weeks ago.  Now, I’m sure she is a totally different baby.  Still a newborn, but surely awake more, and no doubt a bit bigger.  Time goes by so fast at this stage and I feel so blessed to have been given the opportunity to freeze time, just a little, for Daphne’s parents and capture her precious newness. 
Like I said in my other post, Daphne was the perfect model.  Each pose I put her into she just went with.  Her mama even warned me that she didn’t like to be on her tummy, but she ended up spending 50% of her time in that position, never complaining.  She has set a high standard for my future newborns.
And of that, I pray there will be more.  More newborns to photograph.  I LOVED every second of this session and feel very sure that this is where my focus in photography should be.  Next time I hope to use a wider variety of blankets, plus hats, baskets, bowls, cocoons, pods and chairs.  I have to hold myself back from running out and purchasing a plethora of props because my dream of filling my calendar with newborn shoots is still just that: a dream.  But you better believe it that as soon as I schedule another one, I’ll be adding some to my wish list!  But Daphne was just sweet enough without anything else… so, take a look at her in her preciousness… (and if you have any lullaby music, you may want to play it now… :) )
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The following is a pose that proved to me what an amazing model this little gem was… most photographers will try it with their newborns, but often times have to resort to having mama use a finger to support up the baby’s head.  Then, the photographer will remove mama’s finger in post processing.  I propped Daphne up in place, balanced her and she stuck for about 20 frames!  Such a trooper!
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She was just pure perfection and I sincerely hope that her parents enjoy these images as much as I have. 
And thank you for looking! And if you know of anyone who is expecting a baby, please send them my way… :) 

6 comments:

Dianne said...

Love the one with her head propped on her hands...You're right, amazingly she did it herself!

Anonymous said...

love...love...love! maren

Melissa said...

They are great Lacey! My brother is expecting their baby in January, I am sure they would let you practice on their little one...and he has tattoos too :-) I will talk to them and let you know...

Stephanie said...

beautiful!!! what an amazing first newborn session and gift to the new parents. she is a doll!

Michelle said...

Lacey - these are just gorgeous! As an Etsy pro I have a great tip for you. There are ALWAYS new shops popping up on Etsy selling props for these sessions - cocoons/headbands/etc. Many of them (especially if you find a new one with bad pictures) will either trade or discount their items for your photos to use on the site. Every good Etsy seller knows that pictures will make or break your shop - If I made this kind of stuff I'd trade with you in a heartbeat! You are so good at this girly - truly!

Shannon Joy said...

Lacey, you truly make it look so easy!!!!!! I think you have found your calling :). Beautiful...

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