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Flew to Del Rio Texas to Photograph my Niece Molly

by dav.d

I finally created a new blog post! All it required was a trip to Del Rio, Texas to visit and photograph my brand new niece, Molly. Well, she is about 6 weeks old and still cute as a button.

When photographing babies you usually want them as new as possible. I understand some photographers won’t photograph them after 2 weeks old. I guess they are more malleable and posable and you usually will photograph them while sleeping.

Baby Molly enjoys a bottle

Baby Molly enjoys a bottle

So I brought my camera gear and my lighting to photograph baby Molly. We photographed her in the morning right after she ate breakfast. We used a few different outfits and her parents had a perfect shag rug that worked great for the baby photographs. I honestly think photographs of the baby with the parents are more honest and relatable. Some of these baby poses, although cute, are a bit impossible to create or to believe. The photograph of a mother and her child though are more memorable, in my opinion.

Baby Molly shows off her sun hat

Baby Molly shows off her sun hat

In addition to the poses you want close up photographs of the feet and the hands. Babies are only this size once and so the tiny feet and hands need to be memorialized and blown up huge, lol.

Baby feet are required for baby photography

Baby feet are required for baby photography

And of course, there were some baby tears shed during the photo shoot. She would cry during the outfit changes, and times she would cry when not being held. But some cooing and funny faces later we were able to get some great looks and even a few smiles.

Baby hand holds her mom's finger

Baby hand holds her mom’s finger

I am certainly grateful for my niece and her parents. I am glad I was able to make it out to Texas… despite the heat. It is about 104º right now! Ack!

Baby Molly's first photo shoot

Baby Molly’s first photo shoot

And sure natural light works for baby photography but I can create even better photographs with my portable lighting kit. My style of photography usually will have some softbox lighting added to the scene to make everything look amazing and nicely lit.

Baby Molly smiles for her mom

Baby Molly smiles for her mom

Here is one of my favorite photographs. Jonathan was playing with Molly and trying to get her happy again after one of her cry sessions. I snapped a few shots of their play. Hooray for fathers!

Molly plays with her dad

Molly plays with her dad

Well, I am going to sign off for now. I have more photographs to blog and hopefully I will make more time to blog them. Be sure to check out my Facebook page and my Instagram page for more photographs.

Modeling different baby outfits

Modeling different baby outfits

One more baby feet photograph

One more baby feet photograph

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Creating Videos with an iPhone—Baby Molly Edition | dav.d photography July 28, 2014 - 10:38 am

[…] my visit to Texas is almost over and it has definitely been a wonderful weekend. We had a great baby photo shoot for Little Molly and now I am posting a video that I created entirely with an […]

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