The Day I Shot The Baby

June 21, 2012

I’ve never really ventured into family or baby photography. Its an area I’m not 100% comfortable with and honestly, there are photographers out there with a much better eye for all things kids and baby and who do an amazing job with that particular style of photography, better than I ever could. However, things change when all of a sudden you have a newborn on your hands and in an effort to document and persevere all of his baby cuteness, along with his tiny features, you find yourself shooting way out of your comfort zone. So this week, Keane became the perfect baby model, allowing me the opportunity to flex my baby shooting skills.

We started the shoot with a little outdoorsy action and honestly, what’s cuter than a newborn in a bucket?

How about a yawning newborn in a bucket?

After a quick feed and a change, Keane slipped off into blissful baby sleep and I got busy capturing all of his baby perfections.

Gotta love the tiny fingers and toes.

The sleepy profile.

Ooops, suddenly awake and wondering what in the world is going on?

10 Responses to “The Day I Shot The Baby”

  1. Soo so cute! You should shoot babies more often ;) And that yawn picture – absolutely precious! A definite must have large print in your home. Congratulations on your little one!

  2. Jennifer Ade says:

    Karen!! These are so great. He’s looking like such a big boy :) and Keane is a great model!

  3. Sarah Floyd says:

    Oh there’s nothing cuter than a baby in a bucket until he yawns. Just precious, Karen. He is beautiful, congratulations.

  4. Edward says:

    Fantastic pictures sis. Agree the yawn picture should be a large print in the new house

  5. Derval says:

    Having just read that you shot your baby and put him in a bucket I must say I could not be prouder!
    Very very cute shots.
    Scratched x

  6. Grandma says:

    OMG! My grandson is so adorable!! You take great pictures all the time, but I must admit that these are the BEST!

  7. Rachel says:

    You have a new career focus!! SO FREAKING CUTE!!! and don’t lie…you gave him a mani pedi before that shoot. :) Ahhh!!! I want to meet him before he grows up too much!! Oh and I totally agree with comment #2…Keane needs to be a baby model.

  8. Lisa Adams says:

    FAB pics, how great you are so good at that to have those pics for yourself and him when he is older…precious :)

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  10. Michelle S says:

    I am sooooo happy for you!!! He is GORGEOUS!!!! He has the most talented mommy who won’t skip a beat of his every move….thx for keeping us updated!!! You’re amazing to take time to do this while still adjusting to being a new mom!!! Keep up the good work, and call me in the middle of the nigh if you need to cry, I’m probably awake!!!

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