Betty’s Newborn session ~Decatur, Il newborn Photographer~

I love newborns.  My only wish is I knew then what I know now when Gemma was born! Then again, I would have bought every single prop I ever laid eyes on.  Maybe it’s not a bad thing my skills were minimal back then!

Newborn photography is one of my favorites.  I swear I want to be an eternal student, and there are just endless possibilities for classes to take.  Unfortunately, there’s not enough time or $$ to take everything I’d love to.  So in the meantime, I do model calls every so often to brush up on skills to practice or test out a new method of executing a picture when I’ve had a lull.

In comes miss Betty.  I LOVE the name her, especially since it’s after great grandma!  She has a big brother, Rocky, that wasn’t too sure about my flash, but all we needed was the one picture of him kissing his little sister, and I was in love.  I mean, how do you not swoon over these images?  I say this all the time, but this is going to be one of my favorites I’ve ever taken!  Check out the gallery to see the rest of the images… I got lazy this go around and uploaded both the color & b&w version!

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Besides siblings, we try and get adorable beanbag poses, bucket poses (one of my buckets match Mom’s living room!), burrito baby (wraps), and close ups of tiny features.

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Before we ended the day, I wanted to try out my newest bucket.  I’ve had high hopes for this prop since I bought it a few months ago, and it did not disappoint.  I was thrilled with the results, and hope you love them too!

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If you are interested in a newborn session, keep in mind they are long- 2-4 hours, and warm (80 degrees for nakey baby comfort).  They need to eat frequently to keep tummies full, and it’s best to get them in my studio between 5 & 10 days old.