Thursday, August 8, 2013

McKenzie's Here! ~ Announcement and my attempt at being a Newborn Photographer

Now that these have all been delivered I can share! 

I ordered mine from Snapfish. I LOVE Snapfish. I've been using them for years! I store all my pics there (if something ever happens to their site I will be heartbroken!) I used them for all our Wedding pics, books, calendars and now for babygirl!

At 12 days old I attempted to take my own pictures of my babygirl. I thought I could save money and do them myself.. Well after a few days passed I knew I had missed the window (ideally newborn photoshoots are best taken from 10-12 days old..That way you can get the cute sleepy baby poses..) but was really regretting not hiring someone. 
Here's some I took myself (not retouched or anything.. I was going to but never did). This day was fun.. pee, poop.. it was interesting! It also took forever! I remember saying to myself, how the hell do actual photographers do this?! It took all day! I had to keep taking breaks to feed her to get her to go back to sleep.. then she'd poop everywhere.. and those naked shots.. we didn't have such goodluck!

 It's a little blurry because she immediately started peeing! But I had to get a naked baby 

In the end I think they turned out pretty good! Of course I would do some retouching in Photoshop but I also ended up finding a really good photographer whose packages were really afforable!

I found her on a Tuesday and she came over on Wednesday! She was awesome too, since I only wanted to pay for 1 hour she stayed over and didn't charge me because we had quite the time with Kenz. She would cry every time I tried to lay her down. In the end though we got a few good shots. Also Bob came home on his lunch break right when the photographer got there and (not expecting him- my hair was up in a clip and i had yesterday's makeup on) we quickly threw on black shirts and got a couple shots.

 XoXo Rachel


Katie said...

she is so cute! i love her birth announcement - that picture is great!!

Joeylee said...

Love her birth announcement. Don't beat yourself up, taking newborn pics is hard! When I tried to do Kendall's anytime I put her down she would cry. The photographer got some cute pics

Sarah said...
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Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures! She is a precious little girl for sure!!!

I am the same way you are about snapfish about shutterfly! I would be devastated if shutterfly ever went down!

crazyperfectlife said...

Your pictures look really good!' They are all adorable!

Tausha said...

Her announcement is seriously SO cute!! And girl you rocked it! What a great photographer to not overcharge you - the shots turned out beautifully!!!

CM | My Life, Laughs, and Love said...

the pictures (even yours!!) turned out adorable, Rach!!! I love that you were blessed with this special baby girl!!!! :)

Courtney B said...

LOVE her birth announcement! And I love all the pictures (including yours)! I think you are super mom for taking pictures like this! Our newborn session took over THREE HOURS and Mia totally pooped and peed all over everything (including me) Those babies!!

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