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Our Designated Cookie Holder

Miles could not have been any cuter. Such a sweet little face. Check out his Christmas cookies in his newborn photos. He had so much dark hair and the prettiest skin tone. No jaundice and no baby flakes. That kind of never happens around here. He slept super soundly and was an angel to work with. Mom and dad were so photogenic as well. When I saw the image of him on mom’s shoulder below, I just swooned. So precious. I surely could never get tired of my job.

A Vision

Mom had this vision of using cookies and milk for a Christmas image, she wanted to do a Holiday card and birth announcement in one. Such a cute idea. She sent me an image from Pinterest and I immediately started thinking about how I could put my own twist on the idea. I liked the idea of shooting from above, almost like he was in his crib waiting for Santa. I thought about this antique cradle I have and went from there. This session got us all in the Christmas spirit. I came right home and started decorating for Christmas. I love getting to think outside the box with mom’s ideas to incorporate before sessions. This first image is my most “pinned” on Pinterest so far.

Sorry about the Chips Ahoy cookies that were used, Santa. At home, I promise we do better and you get the homemade stuff. It’s not that I’m lazy, I just felt like these cookies had more texture. And now, to bake 15 dozen cookies for the Christmas cookie exchange. 🙂

Striped Hat and Pants by Lily and Jack Newborn.
Baby Cradle: Handmade by my grandpa 🙂

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Christmas Cookies Newborn Photos baby holding cookies with milk

baby in red and grey hat on white fluff cloud

vintage christmas tree newborn sleeping

 

Kansas City photographer baby boy grey tones with grey romper on sleeping soundly

KC Newborn Photographer baby sleeping on grey rug in a twig bed with a romper on

Christmas Cookies Newborn Photos mommy shoulder newborn boy sleeping

Christmas Cookies Newborn Photos pretty mom holding newborn boy in baby outfit on cream backdrop

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    The Little Guy

     

    Little Barrett.. what a cutie! So glad his mom called me for his newborn baby boy photos. He was another sound sleeper who loved a swaddle. Barrett had a lovely disposition. I’ll bet he will be a people person. He had such cute, squishy cheeks and was an easy baby. Lucky mom and dad and lucky me!

    The Backdrops

    This balloon backdrop has been such a favorite with clients lately. It is really large and has such pretty tones and works well with girls and boys. We shot his session mostly with teals and browns. I am loving that color combination. We had to throw a little Royals hat on, we are sure proud of our Royals in Kansas City right now!

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    Newborn Baby Boy Photos boy in front of balloon backdrop

    Newborn Baby Boy Photos newborn sleeping on rustic bed on old wood floor

    Newborn Baby Boy Photos newborn teal wrap swaddled

    Newborn Baby Boy Photos kansas city royals newborn hat lying on grey fabric

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      Our First Golf Newborn Photography Series

      Dad kind of likes golf. Just a little bit. This was mom and dad’s vision and I was up for the challenge. It gives me a chance to think outside the box. She sent me an image of a baby in a wire basket surrounded by golf balls from Pinterest. I wanted to do something with baby looking a little cozier. This was the first time I had done any golf newborn photography in my nine years as a photographer in Kansas City.  I’ve had firefighters in the studio with their babies, basketball coaches and military dads. I have golfed before. One time. There was a lot of walking and waiting. Anyway, I had to think through the logistics of surrounding baby in something cold and hard to the touch. The studio was pretty darned warm for this one to keep all of the balls slightly warm. Baby didn’t seem to mind them one bit!

      Dad brought in a putting green circle (I think this what you call it), a club and a whole lot of golf balls. I thought that the little brown cap would look so cute in this shot. We worked hard turning golf balls so that the logo would show on them as much as possible!

      Backdrops and Colors

      We used a light blue damask backdrop that is popular with our boy moms and some light beige wool in my circular twig basket from Hobby Lobby. Mom loved our green vintage scale, so I was sure to work this into their golf session. It has been requested quite a bit. I love it when mom and dad both have ideas!

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      Kansas City Golf Newborn Photography baby laying in golf balls with putting green

      Kansas City Golf Newborn Photography Golf Newborn laying in golf balls with putting green and putter

      Kansas City Golf Newborn Photography newborn laying in brown fluffy texture in front of blue damask backdrop

      Kansas City Golf Newborn Photography sweet little baby with his fist on face

      Kansas City Golf Newborn Photography black and white image of baby on a scale

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        The Siblings

        A sweet newborn with big brother. Look at the big, brown eyes on this older brother. He was so proud of his new little buddy. I am always happy to have siblings in the studio with a family’s new addition. I think it is a great bonding experience and I take the time to make the sibling feel extra special. When baby is close to their sibling, I always have mom or dad nearby, just to make sure there are no sudden movements with brother or sister. Personally, I prefer shirts off for toddler boys who are 3 or younger. It just makes for such a sweet and organic looking image. And, less for mom to worry about coordinating and bringing with her to the studio.

        Are you worried that a toddler will not be able to sit through a 2-3 hour newborn session? Don’t be, their part is short and sweet. When we are finished with the both the family and sibling series, dad just takes the sibling/siblings home and we finish the session with mom at the studio. This gives us an environment that is quiet (minus) the sound machine and mom some quiet time as well. Just bring two cars, easy peasy! Sometimes Grandma comes along and mom and dad go to a nice lunch with themselves and a soundly sleeping baby.

         

        The Backdrops

        Mom wanted some open-eyed shots of the baby (always my favorite). After he was all swaddled and snug as a bug in a rug we woke him up. It’s such a shame to wake a baby that is sleeping, but it was worth it. This little guy just made eye contact like nobody’s business! He had the darkest, prettiest eyes. For backdrops, mom wanted to use lots of dark blues, so my blue flokita and blue quilt squares backdrop from Lemon Drops were perfect options.

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        Sweet Newborn With Big Brother laying on fluffy cream rug

        Sweet Newborn With Big Brother sweet newborn with big brother on wood backdrop

        Sweet Newborn With Big Brother sweet little newborn baby with grey hat and wooden button

        Sweet Newborn With Big Brother black and white of newborn baby boy with open eyes

        Sweet Newborn With Big Brother newborn baby boy laying on blue flokita rug eyes open wide

        Sweet Newborn With Big Brother quilt backdrop newborn baby boy sleeping

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