Newborn Photo Session | Sariah Rose

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

I am by no means a professional photographer–I don’t claim to be. I’ve never even taken a class and I’ve only barely started fiddling with my manual settings on my DSLR. However, I do like to take pictures and be creative. But I never thought I’d ever be doing a newborn photo session for someone else!

*All pictures are posted WITH parental consent!*

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

When Rhys was born, we wanted newborn pictures, but we shocked at prices. Luckily, I found a photographer who was just beginning her business and offering 10 free photos in exchange for allowing them to be part of her portfolio. So we agreed and were happy with Rhys’s newborn pictures. With Evelyn, there was definitely no money for newborn session, but I still really wanted photos of her. So, I gathered up all my courage and tried them myself. And, I know they aren’t professional, but I still love the way they turned out.

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

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Many women in my church congregation know I’m a blogger and take my own photos. So, when one of the single moms gave birth to her third child, I was asked if I’d be willing to do some service for her in the form of a newborn photo session. Of course, I said yes. I warned her again that I wasn’t a professional, but that I would enjoy doing it for her.

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

I was so excited to prepare for her darling little girl, Sariah Rose. I saw Sariah for the first time a few days earlier when I dropped off dinner for her mom, as well as some newborn diapers and onesies. Evelyn was only 4 months at the time, but I thought that Sariah Rose was so tiny compared to Evelyn, even though they weighed just about the same at birth.

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

It was so fun to take her photos. We did it right in my living room, where I take all of my recipe photos. We have three big windows with amazing light in the evening. So, I put my white sheet (which I bought for the sole purpose of blogging photos) on the couch and gathered a few baskets, pink blankets, and headbands for Sariah’s mom to chose from just in case she didn’t bring anything of her own–which she did. The leader of our women’s ministry (Relief Society President) also came to help out. The three of us had so much fun positioning little Sariah Rose and talking about pregnancy, labor, and the newborn stage.

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

And, I had so much fun editing the photos! Again, I’m not a professional, but I am so proud and happy with how they turned out! What do you think of them? Which is your favorite and why? How can I improve–be honest–I take constructive criticism well, especially when it’s from professionals in the field!

Introducing The Morrell Tale Photography with the Sariah Rose Newborn Photo Session

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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.
  • What camera do you have? Have I ever asked you that? These are so so so cute!! 🙂

    • I have a Canon EOS Rebel T5 (or 6…I think it’s a 5). I bought it Black Friday 2014.

      • We bought that exact same camera on that exact Black Friday–because JaiseAnn was coming in January. We always say it was the best investment for her that we made–but then our phones came along and I rarely use it anymore. I really need to get back into that.

  • Corinne Burghardt

    I can’t get enough of the nakeyness! lol nakey babies are just the sweetest! It makes me miss my sweetie pies when they were that little, great job!!!

    • It’s so fun just looking at newborns!

  • Christine Cox

    I think you look like a pro!! I love little babies in tutus. All of that fluffy cuteness! These pictures bring back great memories of when my newborns were photographed <3

    • Thank you so much! I had a lot of fun!

  • catie

    What a beautiful baby. How lucky they were to have you offer such a blessing and produce these memories toc herish forever.

    • I was glad to do it for her. When we first moved to the area, I was 20 weeks pregnant with a toddler and my husband was traveling for work. Our women’s ministry took such good care of me and I felt I should pay it forward.

  • Caitlin Patoka

    They came out gorgeous! I especially love the last shot in the cranberry color tutu. So cute!

    • Thank you so much! I loved that outfit, too!

  • Jhilmil Bhansali

    SO cute.. God bless the lil one!

    • Isn’t she though?!?!

  • These came out cute! You are talented!!

    • Thank you so much, Emilie!

  • Great work! My favorites are the naked ones, but they are all so good (I’m just less into headbands and tutus;) What a great service to offer someone. It really encourages me to think outside the box.

    • I love naked with bows! Honestly, bows and headbands were one of the things I was most excited for having a girl!

  • Adriana

    You did such a great job! I love the way they came out, she is precious!

    • Thank you so very much! She is still just as adorable and it boggles me how tiny and new she looks compared to my 5 month old girl!