Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Newborn sweetness

Oh, isn't this little girl the sweetest thing? I loved getting to work with her. Those cheeks!
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I've been having fun with composite images lately. I told my daughter that I needed to borrow her tea set and she at first wasn't going to give it to me because she thought it was too fragile for the baby. We thought it was hilarious once we were both on the same page - the baby was not actually going to USE her tea set. Anyway, how cute is she here?
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I always have to mention my round backdrop stand because honestly I like doing newborn portraits so much more now than I used to - it just makes it so simple. And I love the variety of slipcover colors I have now too - this lilac color is so soft.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

This was as unwrapped as she was willing to get - sometimes it seems like no matter how well a baby is sleeping, unwrapping just makes them sad.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Baby's aunt both spun and knit this hat. Hearing this made me want to learn how to spin yarn - what a fun skill! 
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

This slipcover is coffee colored on one side and sepia on the other.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand


Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Big Sister was so amazing - she was patient the whole time, even when the baby needed to stop and be soothed or eat. I was really impressed.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand
I am so happy to know this family! Thank you so much to them for bringing me their girls at this special time in their lives.

If you're interested in a newborn portrait session, I'd love to talk to you about it! Give me a call or email. There are a few things to know in order to make it as successful as possible.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

And now for something a little different - custom home photography

In the winter I often find myself with my camera in somewhat different situations. Last month I photographed a beautiful home built by Modern Dwellings.
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

Modern Dwellings designs and builds some really amazing buildings. My husband is friends with Todd and that got me a tour (with camera and tripod) of his latest home, which will be featured in the Parade of Homes this spring.
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

The view is amazing. It's in the East Mountains, if you're looking at the Parade of Homes website (which does not at this moment actually list the houses).
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

I think the window at the end of the hallway on the right side was my favorite feature - it's the same size as the hall, so it brings the outdoors in.
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

A small powder room with some great textures.
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

The bedroom has this cool LED lighting strip (you can adjust the colors).
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

The master bath is another amazing space.
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

I especially loved the tile. (I think I sound like a realtor. Nope, but I did really enjoy seeing the house.)
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

No landscaping is yet in place, so I didn't do too much with the exterior of the home. But you can see the beautiful design.
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

The wood porch ceiling is another feature that I love.
Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque

Professional photo of a beautiful custom house Albuquerque
I don't do a lot of real estate photography but I did really enjoy the challenge of getting the lines straight and the angles right, and of course also getting to enjoy seeing this beautiful home. If you need professional photos of your property, you can give me a call - I would enjoy working with your home also!

Friday, March 9, 2018

Newborn baby girl

My second newborn baby girl this month - she was amazing! She didn't really sleep but she did doze off quite a bit - and when she was awake she was so calm and chill.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I got to use my round backdrop stand again for her portraits. It makes my newborn sessions so simple.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I took her brother's newborn portraits a few years ago - he's one of my favorite 5 year olds and obviously he's grown up so much! (His parents look just the same though.)
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Such a sweet big brother.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

I miss the flowers and the green so much that I decided to composite some into her session.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family
Thanks so much to her awesome parents for bringing me their little princess for newborn portraits! She was so much fun!

If you're interested in a newborn portrait session, I'd love to talk to you about it! Give me a call or email. There are a few things to know in order to make it as successful as this one was.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

More newborn photography with the Baby Backdroplet stand

I loved meeting this sweet little girl for newborn portraits! She is the first baby in her family and I loved seeing how much her parents are in love with her.

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

I got to use my round backdrop stand for her portraits - so easy and simple!
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

She didn't want to be unwrapped... at all... but doesn't she look beautiful all wrapped up?
Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

Professional portrait of a newborn baby using a round backdrop stand

I love the family portraits - I feel the love whenever I see them.
Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family

Professional portrait of a newborn baby and her family
Thanks so much to these amazing parents for bringing me their new baby for portraits!

If you're interested in a newborn portrait session, I'd love to talk to you about it! Give me a call or email. They are best done before the baby is 2 weeks old, and there are some tricks to getting him or her to sleep that we will talk about.