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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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

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