Striking new family | Portland newborn photographer

This gorgeous little girl took me by surprise! When we “schedule” newborn shoots, we know that we really have little to say about when it will actually happen. Babies have their own plans….and it’s so important to get them in those first 10 days after birth….that’s when they still truly look like newborns. They are curly and sleepy and still have great skin (a few days older and the skin is still beautiful, but often affected by baby acne, scratching by their sharp little nails, and maybe some peeling). They also start to really grow quickly, and really only look “newborn” for a fleeting time.

So when a client schedules, we pencil in a date in order to hold the time in my bookings for them, usually set for a week after their due date, knowing that we can adjust it when the baby actually arrives. Then mom calls me when she gets home from the hospital and we schedule the TRUE date. But this little beauty was so sweet to her mom and decided to come 2.5 weeks early! So rare for a first pregnancy! But very lucky, I say.:)

It was lovely photographing this beautiful family, they made my work easy.




Daddy was already an expert with the little one, nothing threw him….he swears it’s because he’s trained a puppy….they get you ready for babies, lots of messes!


I love this shot and am thrilled we caught a sweet smile!




Apparently the new grandma had just brought this adorable hat for her….I thought it was fantastic! So soft and great colors!


parts and bits….


Ah, the wrinkle of a new baby’s skin….check out her back!



My favorite for sure. sigh.


When the parents told me they’d love to get a shot of their sweet pup with their new gorgeous girl, I thought we’d use the fantastic nursery! Can you believe that the dad painted the wall art to match the bedding himself? So cool!

And little Mowgli the lab was perfectly trained, ready for her close-up.


I had to add this last one…check out the matching tongues!


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November 29, 2009 - 9:13 am

{amanda} - These are so so sweet. I love them all…and your black and whites are so stunning. The last one though…oh goodness. . . just moves my heart. I would need to get that one blown up for sure!

November 28, 2009 - 11:06 am

Rose Neyman - Simply beautiful!

November 26, 2009 - 7:12 pm

Sue Rempel - These are so beautiful… we love how she captured little Addyson and, of course, Mom and dad. I don’t know which photo/pose we love more. We can’t wait to see the family in a few weeks… good job! Grandma, Grandpa and Great-Grandma….

November 25, 2009 - 5:41 am

Angela Crutcher - These are so sweet. You did a fabulous job of capturing mom and dad’s love for their baby!

November 24, 2009 - 6:15 pm

Jennifer Boggett - Love these! The tongue one is priceless!

November 24, 2009 - 3:58 pm

Great Grandma Brown - Oh, these are so precious an the poses are excellent—this will have to do me until I get to see her in January—thanks a million

November 24, 2009 - 3:07 pm

Katherine - What a beautiful baby! I love all the tender moments you captured, and the one of the smiling baby and mom together is absolutely precious!

November 24, 2009 - 11:43 am

shannon treadway - AWWWW!!!! so sweet! these are gorgeous!!!

November 24, 2009 - 11:01 am

Lina - Beautiful family, and such a nice captures. Great color.

November 24, 2009 - 10:53 am

MelissaJ - GORGEOUS Family! Stunning portraits. WOW’d by these!!

November 24, 2009 - 9:55 am

Janice Nelson - Oh so sweet! I love them Jen! Great job…

November 24, 2009 - 8:43 am

this n that - These are all gorgeous!! Such a sweet baby.

November 24, 2009 - 8:33 am

Denise - what a great shoot! beautiful family, beautiful work! And you gotta love those baby cheeks. I especially like the last shot of mom and baby. :)

November 24, 2009 - 8:30 am

Trina - Love them all! Great connection with a beautiful family. That last one cracked me up, what a great shot!

November 24, 2009 - 8:26 am

Kristin Rachelle - awwwww so so sweet! What beautiful captures!

November 24, 2009 - 7:12 am

paulahickson - What a gorgeous new family…WOW….gorgeous lighting and conversions! Beautiful baby!!!!

November 24, 2009 - 7:08 am

Alicia - What a stunning family!!!! I loved them all and awesome variety!

November 24, 2009 - 6:57 am

amber - OMG, Jen these are amazing!!! You totally nailed this session, awesome variety and great lighting!!