Evelyn’s Newborn Photos

DIY Easy peasy newborn photoshoot. No photography experience or professionalism necessary!

This is why we didn’t want a Christmas baby–money, money, money, money. Ha. So, I decided to stretch my photography skills a bit and DIY Evelyn’s newborn photos.

When Rhys was born, we had a unique opportunity to work with a local photographer who was just beginning her business. So, we got 10 photos for free in exchange for a review and social media shoutouts. I was so grateful, since I didn’t have a DSLR nor photography skills. However, looking back, I’m not the happiest with the quality nor style of the pictures. Since then, I’ve gotten a DSLR and grained some skill. So, I decided to scour Pinterest for advice and tips and attempt them myself.

They aren’t perfect, and Evelyn wasn’t very cooperative–she didn’t sleep very soundly nor stayed in the positions I arranged her in. But, I’m proud of myself and my efforts. I did them on my bed, next to our large open window, with a white bed sheet and pillows in the back to hold the sheet up.

Tayler from The Morrell Tale.com

Tayler is a work at home mom. She does free lance articles and dabbles in graphic design and virtual assisting for bloggers. She spent 3 years as a history and English teacher. Her passions are her husband, two children, history, reading, nature, and her Savior, Jesus Christ.
  • She is a beautiful baby. As I professional photographer, I’ve chosen to remove styled newborns for this very reason, ha ha. They are hard. Harder than people realize and I never want people to feel like you do.

    • Thanks. I did have fun taking pictures of her, though!

  • Ashley Ziegler

    She’s so sweet 🙂 I love these photos! They’re great!

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    You did such a great job! Evelyn is such a beauty.
    I did the same with Julia. I hated the newborn photos of Marcus and I knew I could get something of equal or better quality with Julia on my own. That said, the second I took off Julia’s diaper for those cute naked baby shots you always see she pooped all over the blanket. HA! Needless to say, our photo session was cut short.

    • Oh dear! Hah! I was deathly afraid of that happening on my white sheets…but since then, there has been pee and spit up on them! X_X

  • She’s such a precious little cutie!

    • Thank you so much! We love her!