Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Emytt: Newborn Photography

Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009

I know that most of my loyal blog readers have probably already seen these photos on my facebook page, but for those of you that don't follow me there,here there are!

Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009

Emytt was not even a week old when we did these pictures. That's the perfect time to get newborn photos like these. That's partly because newborns change so fast, and after a week, they look quite different already! It's also because at this age, babies are still sleeping a lot, and they aren't moving themselves around much even when they are awake, so they're very cooperative subjects!

Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009

Emytt's big brothers (who are as cute as can be!!) gave him this teddy bear to help watch over him :)
Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009


I love photos of babies crying and fussing. I think it's adorable the way they scrunch up their little faces. Emytt didn't give me much chance to take any. He was so content, and he slept for almost the entire time we were shooting. And he only had two accidents, which was also nice :)
Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009


I was so happy that I was able to shoot this session with natural light. It just seems wrong to go flash-crazy on a baby, so I borrowed my parents' garage loft and enjoyed gorgeous natural light.
Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009

Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009

I debated whether to grab this tray (which I normally keep fruit on in my kitchen) for the baby shoot, and I'm glad I did. And it illustrates how we can use things from your own house for your baby's shoot. Maybe not always the fruit bowl, but I guarantee there are awesome props right in your house :)
Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009

Waterloo Newborn Photographer - Copyright, Amanda Stratton, 2009

I have to thank Emytt's parents, Candice and Lee, for allowing me to do his newborn photos. I had a wonderful time, they let me do all the things I'd been planning for ages, and they didn't mind driving out to my parents' house in Ethel for the shoot. Thank you so much guys!



*I don't want to be misleading about my services, so I will point out that these were done with a backdrop, though generally what you're seeing in the background is actually blankets. I don't normally use backdrops, but because we used my parents' garage for the shoot, the location didn't have a whole lot of meaning for Emytt and his family. I won't be offering shoots with backdrops on a regular basis, though, except maybe for newborns.

11 comments:

Tracey said...

These pictures are incredible!! We need to find you some more babies to shoot - these are stunning! What a sweet angel he is too!

Lisa B said...

These are awesome, what a cute baby and great ideas as far as posing!!!

Larry Reeves Photo said...

Great job, Amanda! I love all of them...so creative!

Heather said...

Amanda, I love these! You have done a ridiculously good job on them - so great! :)

Kelley said...

These are awesome!! Congrats on your first newborn session. After the first one they get kind of addictive. I'm just waiting for more people I know to have babies! lol.

Kristin said...

I love this set. You did a beautiful job :)

Jennifer said...

Great job Amanda!

Tami said...

SO GORGEOUS! It almost ALMOST makes me want to think about having another.

Dodie said...

Totally awesome shots!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh so sweet.

Jennifer Kyle said...

Beautiful Photos!!!