Photographing Babies on the Move :: Portraits of Miss S.

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I can’t believe it’s already been four years since I photographed this little girl’s big brothers playing in the leaves.  How fast time flies!  Miss S. was so sweet, and blessed us with many smiles and cute adorable looks.

One of the tricky things, during a portrait session at this age, is that babies sometimes aren’t comfortable sitting up in a chair, but if you put them on the ground, they take off crawling.  So, I usually enlist mom’s help during the session.  Every time Miss S. crawled away, mom put her back in place.  And when we had her sitting in the chair, mom was right there out of the picture — ready to spot — in case this sweet baby girl started wobbling.  Learning to balance is so tough!

I’ve included a few pull backs from the session, so you can see what I’m talking about!

And you can also see the cute adorable mini set I have for little ones.  It helps make the environment feel a little more cozy (and much less vast and scary).  Plus, it functions as a containment zone if we’re photographing a mover!

I really couldn’t decide on a favorite.  I love the traditional Norwegian attire, but I also love the soft textures of the pink sweater with the whites and grays.  Adorable.  And, so sweet that Miss S. wanted to share the rattle with me!

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We started out with a classic setting for Miss S’s formal Norwegian outfit. She is so adorable!
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Someone decided to be done with sitting on the floor, so we tried several props before settling on the rocking horse — which was a big hit. I’m including this pullback so you can see how someone is always within arm’s reach — safety is always key!
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Here’s a cute portrait of Miss S. from the rocking horse series… Love those eyes!
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Then it was time for an outfit change — so I switched up the background too. I love how the pink knitted items pair with the grays in this image 🙂 — including Mom’s sweater ;). She’s in here, again, so you can see how close someone is during this whole baby portrait session. Have to keep those precious babies safe and happy!
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Once Miss S. settled in and was willing to balance on the chair all by herself, we got some cute portraits — like this one. My sister-in-law made the crochet octopus… isn’t it cute??
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Because we all know how quickly babies move from one toy to another ….I have plenty of fun toys on hand. This little rattle, with its pastel color tones, fit in nicely with the whole scene. Miss S. wasn’t big into smiling during this portrait session, but boy did we get a bunch of cute expressions 🙂
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It’s always nice to share! I spent a little time handing the rattle back to Miss S. during the session, which was so sweet. You can tell she has good role models in her life since she’s already mastered sharing 🙂 (for now, anyways, right?)
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And because mom needs to be in some portraits too… we did a series of mommy and me portraits. Even though Miss S. has a serious expression in this photo, I love it 🙂 And her Mom looks fabulous, of course, right? 🙂
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Miss S. was kind of ready to be done modeling for the camera, but she pulled out a few stops to give us this portrait. I like how this portrait is more about baby, even though Mom is in the portrait and amazing 🙂

Getting good portraits of your little ones can be stressful and difficult — if you’re the parent.  That’s why we’re here — to make your life easier.  Let us help you plan your baby’s next portrait session so you can relax and let Betsy do all the leg work.  (is it really work if we’re having fun?).  Contact Betsy online or call 734-424-0472 to learn more about our baby’s first year plan or to start planning your baby’s portrait session!