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Newborn Baby Photography with Little Harper

by dav.d

Wow, this is the 3rd blog post this week of a newborn baby that I have photographed. Just so you know I have photographed just 3 babies in the last 7 months… for me that is a record.

Newborn baby Harper

Newborn baby Harper

This is little baby Harper. She lives near South Jordan with her two big sisters and her moms. I’ve had the chance to photograph her sisters and their moms’ wedding. So call my a family photographer!

Newborn baby Harper in a basket and faux fur for decor

Newborn baby Harper in a basket and faux fur for decor

Little baby Harper was just over a week old when we photographed her in their home. I brought over some vinyl floor covers that look like different type of wood for some variety of the background. We used an old basket to hold Harper. In fact part way through we cut the handle off the basket. Those are great for baby holders. I had a number of different faux fur shag rugs and different color cheesecloth for drapping the baby. And someone had gifted them several knitted outfits… including a mermaid outfit.

Trying different backdrops such as faux fur

Trying different backdrops such as faux fur

Harper was awake for the entire photo shoot. She did have an meal break part way through and she needed a little bit of solace when she cried but she was very well behaved.

Newborn Baby portrait in basket

Newborn Baby portrait in basket

I usually don’t like to retouch baby’s skin. Photoshop is for old people like me. However, Harper had some flaky skin and I did some removal or reduction of the flaky skin. These are probably my best baby photos to date! Thank you to the people who gifted the knitted outfits. They really were unique and fun.

Harper was awake for all her photos

Harper was awake for all her photos

Profile of the baby

Profile of the baby

I had ordered a few more colorful cheesecloth options. I was nervous they wouldn’t arrive in time for the photo shoot but they arrived the day before. Woo hoo!

Trying different accessories such as yellow cheesecloth

Trying different accessories such as yellow cheesecloth

Here are a few of the detail shots of the feet, hands, eyes, and such.

Baby feet and toes

Baby feet and toes

Baby fingers

Baby fingers

We photographed Harper with a stuffed animal that she can use as a measuring tool in the future. Just photograph her with the animal every month and you have some treasured memories as she grows up.

Harper and her stuffed animal

Harper and her stuffed animal

Mom holds baby's feet

Mom holds baby’s feet

Harper had a knitted mermaid outfit

Harper had a knitted mermaid outfit

Traditional baby pose for newborns

Traditional baby pose for newborns

We started the photo shoot with Harper, Britain, and Ryanne. Ryanne doesn’t like me (or most strangers). I’ll have to go back into my archives and find Britain and Ryanne’s baby photos and post those.

All three sisters

All three sisters

Ryanne and Britain

Ryanne and Britain

Ryanne's turn for a portrait

Ryanne’s turn for a portrait

Britain is a goof for the camera

Britain is a goof for the camera

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