Monday, June 29, 2009

Celebrating Abbey | Baby photography, Wilmington, NC

Sometimes it's nice to be wrong - and this time, Abbey proved me wrong. When her mom contacted me, asking for a newborn session - with her daughter already 5weeks old - I warned her that it would be difficult to get typical newborn shots at her age. You would think, just a month old isn't too old, but for newborn curliness - it often is - especially since I advise moms to get babies to me before they are 10 days old. Often times, I'll even encourage parents to wait a bit longer for the session until baby is actually stronger (holding head up and stuff). Well, it's a good thing we went ahead with this session. She was a DREAM to photograph.

I got there and she was already asleep.

And then she let me unwrap her - and continued to sleep some more - would you look at those eye-lashes and head of hair! This is pure sweetness!
And then she woke up - and tried to figure out what was going on - she wasn't too sure of me at first.
But then, oh my, she just started smiling and almost laughing - she was having a great time!
So, after some food - she konked back out - and look at this - I would NEVER have thought I could get an almost 6week old to do this!
Ahhhh - so sweet!
I'm so glad I got to meet Abbey and her parents - what an awesome experience. I can't wait to go through the rest of her portraits! Thanks mom and dad for giving me the opportunity to capture this time in her life! Don't forget, I love comments!

22 comments:

San Hardy Photography said...

She looks so sweet! I love the last one and the chair one!

Keri said...

What a gorgeous baby girl!! You did a beautiful job with these Dana. I bet they're thrilled!

Jaimie said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful baby, the parents are going to LOVE these!

Melinda Dillman said...

How adorable! I love the shot in dad's arms. They are all wonderful!

Melissa said...

Ooh, love that one on the chair!! Just fabulous!!!!

Cameron and DJ said...

They are absolutely beautiful Dana!! We are so lucky to have found you and to have you take Abbey's first pictures. I cannot wait to see the rest!!

Shauna Lewis said...

i always cry, cry, cry they are so cute.....all your babies and kids

Jill Hardy said...

absolutely perfect!!! what a beautiful little doll! I love your lighting in these, wow! wonderful job!

Meagan Caton said...

So so cute! I love that green chair! You got some really great captures too!

Marcie Blevins said...

Awww pure perfection!! Makes me miss mine being a newborn. Great shots!

Jean said...

Absolutely amazing!! Brought tears to my eyes and a smile to my face. She is precious!

gail said...

These are precious!!

Montrece (Morgan's Mommy) said...

This baby is beautiful!!!

lindsay said...

Holy cow! First of all, what a GORGEOUS baby. Seriously, cuteness like that should be outlawed. Secondly, WOW, dana, these rock!!! That first one is spectacular!

Summer said...

Wow what a PRETTY baby! Goodness she's a doll! And Dana... yeah you totally rocked this one!

Heather Latimer said...

I'm so impressed, Dana! What a wonderful photographer you are to get a 5 weeker posed like that! She is a beautiful baby, and I just love the tones in the first one.

Julia said...

what a little sweetie!! beautiful work!

~Amber said...

ohhhh darling lil princess!!!! i just had an older newborn that slept well too! it's great!

Cherron McDonald said...

Oh, that first shot is just precious. I think she did very well. :)

Megan said...

the last one is precious Dana. Great job!

Gabensysmom said...

Just precious!! Love the different captures you got and love the colors in the wrap in the very first picture!!

Callie said...

oh these are beautiful!


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