Friday, August 17, 2012

Reflections: Baby Brunch

Our very own Alisia is due with her 3rd baby girl in the next 2 weeks.  Our good friend Jessica is also due in 2 weeks!  So today we threw a little Baby Brunch in honor of these 2 mommies.  
This group of lovely ladies is such a blessing to me.  I can't stop smiling and laughing when we are together.  And we also have the most honest and in-depth conversation, which is pretty much my favorite pass time.  
I love these girls, and I loved our time together...

Alisia, seeing her gift from Becca on the wall...
Jessica, seeing her gift from Becca on the wall...
Amazing, Adorable embroidery hoops made by Rebecca Webster.   (this girl...)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Collaborations: Baby Mia

We are so in love with Mia and her super cute bedroom.  Mia's mom, Rebecca, is one of our best friends, so we have been anticipating her arrival for 9 looong months.  It was well worth the wait!  She is as beautiful and sweet as possible!  Its a tough order to create a shared room for a baby girl and her four year old brother, but Rebecca executed it perfectly.  Her gender neutral color scheme was a great launching off point to give Mia and Liam two very distinct spaces in one adorable room. 

Mia was such an awesome newborn model for us.  We knew we were getting to shoot an amazing nursery, and a cute baby... but we DIDN'T expect such a sweet, sleepy model! 
 She was such a trooper!
And thanks to Becca and Erik for being beautiful and making gorgeous children.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Suggestions: Newborn Shoots

We both looove to shoot newborns! Our latest collaboration (with precious baby Mia) was awesome, not just because she was ridiculously calm and has a super cute room she shares with her big bro, but because (of course) we got to shoot it together! Newborns can be tricky, so before we show you the end result, we thought we'd share a few helpful suggestions for how to get the best shots of your sweet little newborn.

Take baby's outfit off about an hour before photos start so there aren't red lines on their skin from any tight pieces of clothing.

Make it warm!  (yeah, dying of heat exhaustion over here...)

Don't forget to try a new angle.

 We like to use our 50mm or 85mm lens for these type of portraits.  (Hey, check it out... I'm pregnant and balding!) 

Feed baby as often as needed.

Have personal pieces involved in the shoot for nostalgia's sake.