Do-It-Yourself | Newborn Photoshoot

ALL THINGS BABY, DIY Baby Projects

When I was pregnant with my first son I started researching newborn photographers in my local area and it was decided very early on that we would not be getting professional photos taken simply due to the cost. It wasn’t an expense that my husband and I were willing to pay. So I decided to do my own. When my son was 10 days old, in the morning I made some props with his boppy and a few blankets my mom had crocheted and took a gazillion photos. Here are some of the results:

Though they are not nearly as cute as a professional with all the extra props and wraps but I was able to get a few photos that I was happy to print and put in his nursery.

For those who don’t want to spend a mini fortune on professional photos, all you need is a few simple items:

  1. Boppy or baby lounger
  2. Different colored textured blankets
  3. Camera – I used my Sony mirrorless camera but I’m sure a phone camera like an iphone will do
  4. Natural sunlight!

If you can spare the expense, I’m sure getting newborn photos taken is a fun experience but for those who either don’t want to spend the money or for those who just want to take photos of your newborn baby, I had a lot of fun interacting with my newborn during our photoshoot so this is a good experience to bond with that precious newborn of yours.

Impromptu Maternity Photoshoot

Pregnancy

The things you can do with an iPhone and a millennial who knows how to take advantage of the iPhone features.

For the first time in what felt like ages, I decided to put some makeup on, steal my sisters bow headband since my hair was on the oily side and went outside and took some pictures. I was seriously shocked at the quality of an iPhone picture.

I never felt the need to get professional photos taken during my pregnancies so I was happy just to get a couple shots to remember these moments.

Wedding Detail Shots

ALL THINGS WEDDINGS

Thanks to our amazing photographer, Danyelle Dee Photography for capturing the most beautiful photos of our big day.

I wanted to share just a few detail photo shots that I thought were great for every bride to have taken to remember the little moments.