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My First Newborn Shoot!

On Friday I got to play photographer with my friend’s brand new nephew; he was only seven days old! He was my very first real newborn shoot, if you don’t count Emily (and in fact, the pathetic newborn shots I took of her are a HUGE reason I became so passionate about photography–I have nothing wonderful of her, and that makes me so very sad…) It’s SO much fun to shoot them when they are at that very early stage because they are so sleepy and adorable, with their little dreamy smiles and those sweet little lips and fingers and toes…

At first Mr. D had NO interest in sleeping AT ALL.Ā So instead, we gave him back to Mama to feed him some more and get him into a good, milky sleep. Meanwhile, the rest of us had a delicious lunch, including D’s adorable “big” brother, M! You might remember him from here.

After he was good and sleepy, his Auntie and I went back to work, and he was absolutely a dream to shoot!

I wish I had gotten some with him and his brother, too, but he was waking up again and I figured he’s probably had enough of me. Next time I’ll need to work faster, but it was certainly fun! Thanks so much, Heather and James, for sharing your precious baby with me for a few hours!

  • Alli - May 29, 2011 - 4:40 pm

    Oh Jessica! So sweet….you got some wonderful shots here of this gorgeous newborn!ReplyCancel

  • sara - May 30, 2011 - 10:45 am

    wow…you did amazing for your first newborn!! these are wonderful and i bet the parents are thrilled with them šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - May 30, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    So cute! His little lips are just adorable!ReplyCancel

  • courtney - May 30, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    what a great job! these are super sweet!ReplyCancel

  • Misty - May 31, 2011 - 6:43 am

    What wonderful pictures!!! Always such dreamy ness to them!!!! I love it! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • heidi - May 31, 2011 - 5:05 pm

    These are precious and breathtaking!!! šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Christy - May 31, 2011 - 6:08 pm

    Congratulations on your first newborn shoot! I think you did a great job.ReplyCancel

  • Amii - June 1, 2011 - 8:02 am

    Jessica, what beautiful images you captured! I would have NEVER guessed this was your first time photographing a newborn! And I have to say, I love the image of big brother too!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Fun - June 1, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Beautiful. I love the wispy hair on top of his head.ReplyCancel

  • Hope - June 1, 2011 - 10:54 am

    Jessica…you did fantastic on these. Lovely. What a cutie!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - June 1, 2011 - 10:59 am

    I think these are precious! I love the close-up with his tongue slightly out, too sweet.ReplyCancel

  • Stacey H - June 1, 2011 - 1:28 pm

    These are so precious!!! If you didn’t share with us this was your first time, I would have never guessed. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • Desiree Hayes - June 1, 2011 - 3:36 pm

    Aww, so sweet! I love the little tongue sticking out one!ReplyCancel

  • Lacey - June 1, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Yay!! These are beautiful, Jessica! You did a wonderful job!ReplyCancel

  • Holly Thompson - June 1, 2011 - 7:33 pm

    These are so sweet, Jessica! He has the prettiest lips ever! Love your processing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Rigby - June 2, 2011 - 10:20 am

    These are so beautiful! You did fabulously!ReplyCancel

  • Elle - June 2, 2011 - 7:24 pm

    These are gorgeous Jessica!! What a little sweetie!ReplyCancel

  • Kim Kravitz - June 3, 2011 - 12:51 am

    What a little cutie pie! I can’t believe this is your first newborn session. You rocked it!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - June 3, 2011 - 11:17 am

    What a great job for your first newborn! All are nice, but I love that last shot!!ReplyCancel

  • Julie Anders - June 3, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    Wow Jessica, your first newborn? You did great!! Hmm…which one is my favorite? Maybe the last one and number 5. I bet the mom is so happy with these šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Hil C - June 14, 2011 - 8:27 pm

    First newborn session?! WOW – love them! That last shot is just amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Angel Rampy - July 7, 2011 - 9:22 am

    The pictures really capture the beauty of a new life. How peaceful!
    Love Malcolm’s happy face too!ReplyCancel

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