Please welcome Braelynn!
Is it permissible to refer to a baby as an adorable little squish bean? You know what? I’m going to step out on a limb and do it. This little girl is seriously the most adorable little squish bean I have ever met in my life! She was so soft and cuddly and had the cutest little round cheeks that were perfectly designed for kissing. She is absolutely irresistible.
Braelynn was very sleepy during our newborn photography session. She just couldn’t keep her eyes open, and dreamed away peacefully no matter what position I put her in. What a cooperative baby! I think she must have been having some lovely dreams, too, because she has the sweetest little half-smile in some of these photos. So precious!
It was wonderful to have Braelynn and her mom and dad in my photography studio in Eugene, Oregon. They are such sweet people and it was great to meet them and work with them as we recorded this special time in their lives. They loved the photos we got! After a shoot I do a slideshow reveal and ordering session, and usually it’s the mom who cries as we look through all the beautiful baby pictures, but this time Braelynn’s daddy was the one crying! It was such a sweet experience to meet such loving parents. Braelynn is so lucky to be their little girl!
Braelynn’s mama was really looking for clean and classic feminine touches for this newborn photography session, so we went with some very soft pinks with peach and cream undertones. The overall look turned out very feminine without being overly girly, and the colors give a budding, springtime look to the pictures that I think is perfect for a new baby girl. We also made liberal use of flowers, bows, and lace to further that classic feminine look.
I especially like this outfit in the picture below. The peach color is significantly brighter here, and goes so beautifully with Braelynn’s gorgeous dark hair. I love the old-fashioned feel of the floral print and lacy trim against her perfect chubby limbs and glowing skin. Isn’t she a beauty?
Just as we used soft colors for that feminine feel, we also went with soft textures for the majority of the photos, using blankets and nubby fabrics to add a little depth. We only used a couple of props during this session: an old-fashioned baby buggy and an antique scale. Doesn’t Braelynn look so cute snoozing away in the scale’s weight basket? Ounces and ounces of cuteness right there!
I had so much fun meeting this amazing family and being the newborn photographer who got to welcome Braelynn to the world and record some of her earliest days. I hope these pictures will bring great pleasure to both Braelynn and her parents as she grows up and they’re able to look back on this precious time. And I hope they’ve brought great pleasure to you as you’ve scrolled through the pictures of this adorable girl!