Ahhh, sweet little miss Sadie and all her beautiful dark hair! I love awake newborn images and her little tongue sticking out makes this image so sweet. Sadie was just 4 days old at her session, but was already 9lbs at birth! She was definitely one of the larger newborns I’ve photographed, but was still so dainty.
Sadie has an awesome big brother that was so gentle and caring with her.
My first attempt at making a newborn dream catcher. I used hula hoops from the Dollar Store and wrapped them in stretchy fabric. The base where the baby lays was a little tricky, but I used some chipboard I had on hand, covered that with foam batting so it’s nice and soft and then wrapped it in the more fabric. I’ve made two other dream catchers that are smaller and I think I like the smaller size better. I also used beads in the mess and think I will redo the mesh on this one and add large beads as well.
An image like this is taken as two separate images and composited together so baby is never actually hanging from a prop. I placed the dream catcher on my beanbag to get the image with Sadie inside and then later I hung it from my backdrop stand and merged the two images together.
I LOVE laying baby down on the bean bag and just letting her move and capturing her unposed, in her natural baby goodness.
A few more from Miss Sadie’s gallery. At only 4 days, she was a little younger then the 5-10 day range I prefer and didn’t want to settle as well as some babies that have an established milk supply with mom. She was still a jewel and I know she is adored by big brother and her mommy and daddy.