Evie and Andi-9 days old

March 18, 2009

Andi and Evie were just the sweetest, calmest babies.  They slept for most of the session, and seemed to be happiest when they were nestled in with each other.  They are each so unique, it was easy to tell them apart within a minute.  It is hard to decide which photo is my favorite, the girls are just so beautiful in them all.

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This one *may* be my favorite, hard to say.

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I thought I would show what goes on behind the scenes of a newborn shoot.  Believe me, I am the one that is making that mess, not them:)  The shoot is pretty simple, though.  I always find it very relaxing to shoot newborns.  I think part of that is that they are in their own home, surrounded by the people that love them.  Much better than the studio, in my opinion.

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And here is the result…

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And just one more for now…they are just so beautiful. I hope this photo may help their mom and dad remember one day that there was a time when, even laying together, their little girls were not even as big as the throw pillow on their bed.

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I have been trying hard to get a really good hanging newborn shot.  It just brings to mind the innocence of a stork delivering your newborn baby.  I love them.  Here is the original master of the pose.  I have newborn twins on Monday, so I will *try*.  I have no idea how Anne Geddes feels safe just letting them hang like that.  I would have the babies very low to the grounds with mom’s hands right underneath to spot.  She makes it look safe, though!

Here was my first try a few weeks ago. I am only posting these bc, while they are not perfect by any means, they are just so darn cute and a good example of what I want to try and achieve. I have since found a much better material for this and am sooo excited to try it out!  If there are any readers out there that want to stop by one day so I can try only this pose with your newborn, please email me through my site and I would be happy to do that free of charge.  I really want to perfect it:) And you know, even after 3 hours of waiting, most of my newborns only have short periods of sleep.  How does she get all her babies into such a deep sleep?

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{Elizabeth-19 months}

March 9, 2009

Just a quick few-isn’t she such a doll?

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Spring Mini Sessions!

March 7, 2009

I am now scheduling a day of mini-sessions! We will be hiding hand dyed Easter eggs in a small area of the beautiful CU campus.  What better way to capture the natural expressions of your child then when he or she finds a hidden Easter egg?   We will then go over to the pond to do more photos.  Sessions are 30 minutes long for one child and 45 minutes long for siblings. 10-15 images will be presented in a password protected gallery for viewing.  Prints start at $7 for a 4″x6″.  Cost is $50/child and $75 for families with  more than one child. Babies and newborns are also welcome, we will have plenty of baskets, blankets, and props for them, too:)

Please email me directly at stacey.karmababy@gmail.com to reserve your spot.  Spots go pretty quickly, so if you are sure you want one email soon.

My full portfolio can be viewed at BoulderBabyPhotography.com

Saturday, March 21st

8:30am-9am (full)

9-9:30am (full)

9:30-10am (open)

10-10:30am (full)

10:30-11am (full)

11-11:30am (full)

12-12:30pm (full)

12:30-1pm (full)

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Don’t use hair gel

March 5, 2009

if your son does not have short hair. Even if you really want to get that spikey-hair-bad-kid kind of look.  It just doesn’t work.  Instead, you will end up with a little boy who looks more like Brad Pitt in the 80’s with a really bad hair cut.    So, if you are like me, and you really want to put hair gel in your four year old’s hair, just don’t.  Try to find a friend with a little girl and give her some braids.

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Oh, and no matter how hard you try, just come to terms with the fact that little boys can not keep their faces clean, or free of a ton of scratches.  So, remember ahead of time that you will be spending a lot of time in photoshop trying to get all the dirt off.  Even though you swear you wiped his face a split second before you took the picture.

But then you remember how you have the best kid in the whole wide world, and how much you love his dirty little face and his big eyes.  And then you will start wishing you had more time to take photos of him, and you will be happy for every minute you have had.

Isabelle-6 months

March 5, 2009

I can not believe Isabelle is 6 months old already!  It seems like just a few weeks ago that I was photographing her just newborn.  She is just so gorgeous-look at those eyes!  She was such a little trooper on a very cold morning:)

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And here is my favorite of her as a newborn.  Click here to see a few more of this beautiful little baby 6 months ago…So sweet!

{Devlin-6 weeks}

March 4, 2009

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