Newborn Baby Girl: Pink Toes and Hair Bows #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

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I love taking pictures. I think anyone who reads my blog regularly knows that. I don’t claim to be a great photographer, though I do like some of the pictures I take and I do know my way around a camera. But it all comes back to the fact that I love taking pictures. Photography gives me a lot of satisfaction.

Some time in the last year, a client asked me what my favorite and least favorite types of photo sessions were. I told her that I loved engagement and maternity shots the best. They tend to be the easiest (and the happiest) for me.

newborn baby girl

On the other hand, my least favorite type of photo session (and I was pretty quick to come back with this answer) is newborn shots. I just can’t seem to get the lighting and the props and the positioning right. And in case it’s been a while since you’ve been involved in a newborn photo session, this is how newborn photos really go:

Babies never sleep through their photo shoot. Those peaceful sleeping baby photos? They are only caught in between cries and kicks and rocking and feeding. Newborns don’t smile, don’t sit up, and they rarely sleep when the photographer is there, which means that our work is that much harder.

newborn baby girl

And yet, I love spending time with brand new babies. I really do.

And they sure are cute to look at.

This little girl is the first born of those cousins-in-utero that I posted about a few months back.

newborn baby girl


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Lolli has written 3173 posts on this blog.

I became a mom in 1996, and in 2005 I had my fifth. Yes, 5 kids. In 2007, this blog was born (my 6th baby that will never grow up) and I've been sharing recipes, photography tricks, parenting tips, and everything in between.

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  1. Our are the types of jobs that individuals constantly neglect to do.
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  2. What cute bows. My best friend just had a baby girl and she already has a ton of hair! I have been looking up information on how to make a bow so I can make a couple and save some money while I am at it. Thanks so much for these ideas. I haven’t seen many that are headbands, most are all clips.


  3. What lovely shots of the little one!
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  4. One of the great things about photogrpahy is catching a moment forever, that may have been missed at the time. That last shot is so beautiful. You can see that she can see, and is aware of her mother. Well done.

    I’ve done just about everything BUT newborn shots — the idea is just too daunting.
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  5. These are so precious…and I love the look on her face in that first one! I remember my first newborn session and being so surprised by how much work it was. Totally forgetting that an image conveys one second of a moment so those peaceful sleepy shots were all there was :-)
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  6. It might not be your favourite but you did an amazing job, the top image is truly stunning!

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  7. I completely agree. Newborns are the hardest for me by FAR. You did a great job with this one, and goodness that’s an adorable baby!!
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  8. That last one is especially sweet, Lolli!
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    Lolli Reply:

    Thanks! I love how the lighting turned out on that one!
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