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!*
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.
Beautiful photos of Sariah Rose's newborn photo shoot by @themorrelltale Click To Tweet
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.
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.
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.
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!
If you are in the DFW area, I’d love to collaborate with you to improve my photography and editing skills! Click here!@themorrelltale now is offering photography collaborations in the DFW area! Click To Tweet