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Rocking the Baby Photography with Little Hazel

by dav.d

We’ve got photos of Little Baby Hazel! I photographed her last year a week or two after she was born. If you want great baby photos you want to get them done within 14 days of being born. They sleep more and are a little more malleable. And we found out that Hazel loves to sleep on her tummy!

Little Baby Hazel in Yellow

Little Baby Hazel in Yellow

Aside from sleep, a baby photo shoot really benefits from props such as baskets, blankets, wraps, and even wood backdrops. We also try and use a space heater or crank the home’s heat to keep the baby snuggly warm. I’ve been adding some props over time. Maybe next baby shoot I’ll do the more dramatic lighting. There are some fantastic baby photographers who do this fulltime. All they do is baby photography. I’m just a photographer who occasionally photographs newborns.

Baby Hazel sleeps for this portion of the photo shoot

Baby Hazel sleeps for this portion of the photo shoot

And you can’t forget to photograph the feet, hands, ears, and closeups of the babies. They’re so cute when they’re so tiny. With help from Mom and some blankets we can put the feet in the right position. It isn’t always easy. We did this photo shoot in about 45 minutes. Some baby shoots can take a few hours. You have to plan on feeding time, changing of diapers, and rocking time.

Hazel's little baby feet

Hazel’s little baby feet

Hazel's little fingers

Hazel’s little fingers

We have some blue eyes!

We have some blue eyes!

There is a hint of a smile

There is a hint of a smile

Little Hazel on a faux fur blanket

Little Hazel on a faux fur blanket

Little Baby Hazel for her newborn baby shoot

Little Baby Hazel for her newborn baby shoot

And since Hazel’s family was on hand for the shoot, we did a quick family portrait, yay!

We had time for a family photo

We had time for a family photo

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