November 20, 2009

sweet baby


A new little friend came to play at my house this week.


He's the great grandson of a dear friend of mine, and when I heard he was coming to town, I asked if his mama might be interested in having some pictures taken. She was, and I was excited at the possibility of having such a young victim, er...subject.

This was my first time taking pictures for someone I don't really know. Someone who could potentially be a little freaked out that I talk to myself and my camera while taking photo's. Someone who doesn't have to love me anyway if the pictures don't turn out.


I was also very nervous about his young age. He's not so little that I could shape him like a gumbi doll while he slept, but also not big enough to sit by himself. What do I do with his smushy little self? He is in the precious little bobble-head stage. Sweet little neck muscles that aren't always up to the challenge of holding a little noggin steady. I ended up with quite a few blurry photos, but also some pretty adorable ones. I was so grateful his mama was willing to let me try to improve my skills.


It was a warm but very windy day.


After we totally offended him by subjecting him to one too many wind gusts in the face, we came back inside, he had a snack and fell into a very deep sleep. Precious boy.


Babies are such a nice way to start people. ~ Don Herold

23 comments:

  1. Those are very sweet pictures, my favorite is her holding him up outside...just precious.

    LeAnn:)

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  2. Baby feet!!!!!

    Oh wow, what precious images you've captured.

    jAne * tickleberryfarm.blogspot.com

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  3. Beautiful photos, you did a wonderful job! He is just adorable =)

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  4. Dontcha love that baby bottoms can be photgraphed that close and look ADORABLE!! Bet you had a ball that day!!Sue

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  5. Fabulous photos and what a sweet, beautiful baby and Mommy! I got a laugh out of the baby bottom and toes picture. Is there anyone who doesn't think baby bums are the cutest? And those little pea like toes! What a dumpling:>)

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  6. As noted on the comment above -- Fabulous!

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  7. These pics are just beautiful - as is your blog. Peaceful, gorgeous - it's a mental vacation for me!

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  8. Babies are the MOST fun to photograph, so pure, so flawless, so perfect and straight from heaven...your work here is very well done!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  9. What a doll! Oh, and we have that exact same vintage duck pull-toy. Who woulda??

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  10. Beautiful photographs and such a precious little one!

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  11. Beautiful photos - that last one makes me smile and want to pinch some cheeks!

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  12. Oh what a cutie! That sleepy puckered mouth in the last photo is just too adorable.

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  13. Sleeping babies are the sweetest thing. LOVE that photo! You are doing great with your photos, keep it up!

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  14. Oh that cutie is almost as cute as my little boy ;-P. What a little sweetie. I just want to squish him like wonderbread! Oh! I want another baby, right now!!!

    Beautiful photography!

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  15. how beautiful your sweet subjects and photos are!

    xo

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  16. He is beautiful..."babies are a sign that the world will go on." You did a great job..so cute! Come say hi :D

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  17. Ahhhh. New baby smell...and those little almost edible toes. YUM!

    You did a GREAT job with the shots!

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  18. Hi Teresa :)

    I found you via Jen. Your blog is wonderful!

    I'm so glad you saved your little old house. It's amazing how much you've changed it. Love love love it :)

    You're one heck of a fabulous photographer and decorator and I will be back for more.

    rue

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  19. Oh, how sweet! Your pictures are beautiful! Twyla

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  20. Those pictures are gorgeous and that sleeping baby picture makes my uterus ache.

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