June 1, 2010

zailey rae


Remember these two?

Just a few days after these pictures were taken, they became three.

Meet Miss Zailey Rae.


She is an absolute doll.

Perfect in every way.


Our plans for Zailey's first photo shoot took a detour courtesy of Mother Nature, so we just brought the outdoors into my dining room.

My hubby helped me haul furniture around, gathered flowering branches for me, and soon we brought my dream of baby swing in the crabapple tree to life.

I'm always up for a good Plan B.


Her mom and dad are absolutely head over heels in love with this darling thing, and it's easy to see why.


Sweet baby toes, just waiting to be nibbled.


A perfect swirl of gorgeous baby hair.


We had the heat turned up to August in the Tropics temperatures, but even so, girlfriend was not a fan of being naked.

This was her "don't touch my blankie" look.


Little Miss was barely, barely asleep, but inch by inch we pulled it back, and we were finally able to score a few shots of her in her birthday suit.


After she was finally allowed the dignity of having her clothes back on, she happily relaxed in front of the fireplace while I snapped just a few shots of the new mom and dad.


Oh, was this fun!

Dear Baby Zailey,

You. Are. Sweet.

Will you be my friend?

Love,
Teresa

33 comments:

  1. She is GOrGeouS! Please send my congratulations on to her Mommy and Daddy. They are a beautiful family!!! I L♥VE the baby swing in the crabapple tree with the perfect blue background.
    God Bless to you all!
    Heather

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  2. Awh I love it! What a doll baby! So sweet

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  3. She is absolutely gorgeous. Congrats!

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  4. I have one word............PRECIOUS!!

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  5. The baby is adorable! And you are an amazing photographer!!! Love the swing photos.

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  6. The photos are absolutely STUNNING. I like a plan B, especially when it comes out that fantastic! I think it might have worked to your advantage...there's so much that can go wrong with outdoor shooting....like stray bumblebees and of course the annoying and every pesky shadows...you have none of that here! LOVE IT ALL! The baby is gorgeous, and those LIPS...oh, so... SWEET!

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  7. OMG Teresa these are STUNNING!!!......my first thought was how did she get that background with a swing!!.....got any pull back shots for us to see how you did it?.....I'm in AWE!!! I just did my first newborn shoot last week and spent all weekend editing....now I can't wait to do another newborn (we have another one arriving in Aug!)......I just can't stop looking at these, mom and dad must be beyond thrilled!!

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  8. So sweet! Gorgeous baby-- and I love the swing! The picture of the proud parents is beautiful also. Is it just me, or do you see something different in her eyes? Happy mama contentment, strength... so beautiful.
    Congratulations, sweet family!
    Hugs,
    Jill

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  9. These are gorgeous! I love the swing idea! Awesome job!

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  10. She is beautiful and your pictures are beautiful. How wonderful!

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  11. What a beautiful baby and what a beautiful shoot. Mom and Dad look wonderful and so serene in your shot. Love the photo of the back of little Zailey's head, novel idea. Welcome to the world Miss Zailey Rae, your name is as pretty as you are.

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  12. Beautiful baby. Beatiful photos. Beautiful family! She looks so perfect & sweet.

    I have to ask - what's that white, embroidered fabric she's wrapped in? (Please note - I did see the baby first, fabric second. Look at me grow.) :-) -amy

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  13. I love the swing shots! She is a doll! Send my congrats to the sweet couple!

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  14. Just beautiful - she looks gorgeous in that swing.

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  15. Now isn't she just so precious! Thank you for sharing this darling wee one with us...congratulations to her sweet Mommy and Daddy :)

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  16. Thanks for letting us see her! She's beautiful, like her mom and dad...

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  17. There is nothing better than a New Baby! Well, maybe a New Baby Girl! Such sweet photos!
    Congratulations to the new parents!
    Sandy

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  18. What a beautiful baby and the pictures you took are GORGEOUS!

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  19. What a sweet, precious gift from above! Your photos are absolutely amazing Teresa!

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  20. I actually gasped when I saw her picture. She is perfect. Every little inch of her and your pictures were just right. Do you even know how talented you are? I can't wait to get you to my corner of the earth. I'm gonna make you to photo shoots of every living breathing creature in my house. I just know they are over the moon happy with your photos.

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  21. How beautiful, what a great eye you have, and what a beautiful new family. My best wishes to them as they start this new life together...

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  22. yum! that's all i've gotta say. SHe is just beautiful, I bet she has the newborn baby smell too??? love it! Congrats to that beautiful family :)

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  23. So happy to meet Miss Zailey Rae. She is beautiful. Your photographs are just wonderful.
    Congratulations to the new parents.

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  24. No you did NOT shoot that in your Dining ROOM!!! Oh man, I'm yelling over here. You are fantastic, mister Ben. I'm all agog. And that is one cute baby, to boot.

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  25. Precious, precious and more precious. Teresa, you are so talented!

    xo
    LeAnn

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  26. Adorable. What a beautiful baby and what a lovely couple!

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  27. Beautiful! Baby, Mom and Dad!!!

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  28. Congrats to them! Those pictures are absolutely precious! Love how you created the scene indoors. Makes me want another.....my youngest is 6 now!

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  29. Oh, my! What absolutely beautiful pictures of the most lovely baby! Congratulations to the lucky parents (and does she ever look great!!)

    Blessings to all!

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  30. She's gorgeous! Congratulations! Your pictures are beyond fabulous.

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  31. Anne G. has NOTHIN' on you lady!! That blessed couple is even more blessed to have you capturing their angel as only you can. GREAT WORK! Send your hay guy here to Mich too please...little rain went a LOOOONG way on the grass!

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  32. Wow this is crazy! My babys name is Zailey Rae too & she looks just like this baby! Has all the hair & everything!!

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