baby photographer? October 2, 2011 – Posted in: Family
If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you might have noticed that I hate to pay for things I can do myself. Cue my attempt at being a professional baby photographer! I tried my hand at it when Chloe was born and got semi-decent results. This time I wanted to do a better job, so I read up on some tips and did some crocheting and anxiously waited for Ella to come.
You can find the headband pattern here.
I tried to do one of those super cute chin-balanced-in-the-hands pose that’s all the rage these days. But she just was NOT going to cooperate! I thought this was hilarious anyway!
The hat pattern can be found here.
By the time we got to the basket, she was done cooperating. I think I snapped about 6 shots before her eyes popped open, she peed on the blankets, then screamed. We’ll try again for a few more shots in the next day or two, but for now I’m content to sit around snuggling with her and breathing in her sweet perfection.
Meghan Rickard October 02, 2011 - 13:20
Very cute! 🙂
Andrea October 02, 2011 - 13:33
This is sooo cute! I can´t believe you did this all by yourself, adorable! Ella is such a cutie… I am speechless! ♥
Angie October 02, 2011 - 14:33
You did a great job!! and your “chin-balanced-in-the-hands pose” is SO hilarious! Love it!
Alison October 02, 2011 - 15:23
Ella is adorable, your photos are gorgeous!
Marie Gross October 02, 2011 - 15:48
ah, look at all her beautiful hair! she is so precious! congrats again!!
Liz October 02, 2011 - 16:49
She is absolutely gorgeous! Those are wonderful photos!
Ashley October 02, 2011 - 17:16
Oh my you have such a gorgeous baby girl, she is adorable and the squished face shot is soo funny. Very sweet. These photo’s are making me feel all broody!
Robin October 02, 2011 - 17:35
Precious! She reminds me of Chloe.
Tania October 02, 2011 - 17:54
Oh what a cutie, well done on the pictures.
Enjoy her as much as you can, as you already know, they grow so quickly.
ELLEN October 03, 2011 - 09:31
Love the hands trying to rest under the chin photo…. priceless!!!!
Dani October 03, 2011 - 10:08
You have the most beautiful girls!! Great pictures!
kendascrafts October 03, 2011 - 15:35
Those photos are great! i think the ‘chin balance’ photo is really funny. Where did you look for tips for baby photography?
Melissa October 03, 2011 - 16:22 – In reply to: kendascrafts
I just googled it! Found some blogs, watched some videos on YouTube, and spent a lot of time browsing photography websites for ideas.
Whitney October 03, 2011 - 21:23
Great pictures and a sweet girl! My photographer did the cute hand shot but she photo shops. She had me hold the top of her head while she did the hands and then I supported her hands. I don’t know that any little baby could hold her own head. So maybe you can get creative somehow! 🙂 Love what you got though!
Kelly October 03, 2011 - 23:48
Your photos look just as good as the ones we paid a fortune for! And our photographer did the chin prop shot, but it was two photographs photoshopped together. Congratulations!
Liza October 04, 2011 - 02:50
Ella is super cute.. she looks more like Chloe.. Have you starting making anything for her?
can’t wait to see what u have made… 🙂
Misty October 04, 2011 - 09:44
Good job Momma!! Love the chin balance one:)
Jennifer October 04, 2011 - 15:14
These are beautiful! I would certainly hire you! Fabulous job and congrats again on beautiful little Ella!
Jaime October 04, 2011 - 19:02
The head in hands pose is photoshopped: http://www.iheartfaces.com/2010/11/newborn-photography-head-in-hands-pose/
Melissa October 04, 2011 - 19:08 – In reply to: Jaime
Thank you for all your sweet comments. I understand a lot of the head in hands poses are photoshopped, but I lacked another pair of hands! A lot of photogs are able to get the babies to hold it themselves so in the absence of help, I did what I could. 🙂
Ayesha October 11, 2011 - 11:57
Oh gawd that chin balance pic! It needs to be framed! 😀 Ella is gorgeous…just like her sisters 🙂
Bethany November 05, 2011 - 12:55
Hah, I’m due any day (was that a contraction?? Sigh… no) and I would love to take some pics of my new boy. I’ll have to read up. I’m not very comfy with our fancy camera that my MIL gave us for our wedding, but you’ve inspired me to try!
Thanks a bunch 🙂