Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Baby Dillon {Newborn Photographer}

Dillon's newborn photography session was so very sweet. The first baby for these beautiful parents and their hearts were overflowing with love for this little soul. It sounds cliche but it really and truly is a privilege to photograph these precious newborn babies when they are so tender and new. I take their safety and comfort seriously and handle them with the utmost patience and care at all times.
Enjoy little Dillon's newborn photographs here =)

Newborn Baby Photography Collage

About the Artist:

Rita Lawrence is a professional baby photographer specializing in the season of newborn baby portraits to the one year old birthday milestone. Through her baby photography workshops she also teaches photographers how to start and run a profitable Baby's First Year business such as hers. Workshops are in a small group setting and offer a complete curriculum for business, hands-on session/model experience, and post-processing training in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Check out the website HERE for more information on these baby photography workshops.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Feeling pretty thankful! {Newborn Baby Photographer}

Well I've completed all work and sessions and will be signing out for a short while to spend some time with my family. This is probably the first time in a year or two where I have not had a list of "to-do's" for Bitsy Baby Photography.....though I do adore my work it feels awesome to be obligation free for a short while and I'm so thankful to have been able to deliver all the client galleries before Thanksgiving =) =)

I'm feeling pretty thankful overall actually..... for my family and staying in touch with them over the many miles that separate us, for my wonderful friends and all their babies they have been having lately =), my awesome clients who trust me with the most precious thing to them--their children, being able to do what I absolutely looooove for my job and provide families with heirloom portraits....another beautiful baby on the way, health, contentment, and so so so much joy =) I'm so thankful!

So I leave you with a collage of little Eliza. I last worked with Eliza nearly 6 months ago at her newborn photography session! Now she is a happy sitter and still loooves the camera =) Another precious part of seeing these families several times over their baby's first year of milestones is watching them continue to fall more and more in love with their children =) LOVE this.

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Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!



About the Artist:
Rita Lawrence is a professional baby photographer specializing in the season of newborn baby portraits to the one year old birthday milestone. Through her baby photography workshops she also teaches photographers how to start and run a profitable Baby's First Year business such as hers. Workshops are in a small group setting and offer a complete curriculum for business, hands-on session/model experience, and post-processing training in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Check out the website HERE for more information on these baby photography workshops.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baby James is growing up {Baby Photography Studio}

I have worked with this family for over a year now starting with the maternity session and moving on to the first year of milestones.....though it is a beautiful thing to see babies grow, it's always a little sentimental for me to see them grow out of their first year at the studio. We often become friends and share much more than a professional photography relationship =) I wish you guys the very best and hope to see you again!


baby photographer one year old



About the Artist:

Rita Lawrence is a professional baby photographer specializing in the season of newborn baby portraits to the one year old birthday milestone. Through her baby photography workshops she also teaches photographers how to start and run a profitable Baby's First Year business such as hers. Workshops are in a small group setting and offer a complete curriculum for business, hands-on session/model experience, and post-processing training in Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Check out the website HERE for more information on these baby photography workshops.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Joshua Zvi {Newborn Photographer Studio)

And sometimes they surprise you! Little Joshua came in at 3 weeks here. We typically get lots of wide-eyed shots with this age of baby but not this sleepy one. He snoozed soundly for us the entire time =) Enjoy the samples from his session.

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PS: Mom, I am absolutely in love with that blanket and hoodie!!

Donovan {Newborn Baby Photographer}

As a newborn photographer sometimes I must step out of my routine. Baby Donovan came to the session with a bag of props, here you can see a couple samples using them. My mind was working for something that would be creative using the soccer ball and candle - hopefully this works for the parents =) They will make a great example of his size here as he grows that's for sure!

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Friday, November 11, 2011

Remembering {Newborn Baby Photography}

Remembering those that have fallen, that have served, & those that are still serving!

Happy Veteran's Day!

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Baby Donovan saluting his Great Uncle!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

10 Great Newborn Baby Photo Ideas

10 Great Newborn Baby Photo Ideas

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Capturing your newborn baby's first days through the art of photography allows you to preserve your child's earliest stages forever. Newborn photographers specialize in arranging props and settings that highlight both the beauty of your baby as well as the special feelings surrounding parenthood.

Black and White
Black and white photography creates an effect that color photography often cannot achieve. The contrast between the black, white and gray tones of your baby's picture can range from soft to sharp, depending on you and your newborn photographers' artistic vision.

Outdoor Settings
Newborn photographers can shoot outside to achieve effects that cannot be accomplished inside a studio. Soft sunlight and natural surroundings combine to create photographs with a theme of introducing your infant to nature.

Sleeping Poses
Newborn photographers can capture your child as he rests in a normal or posed sleeping position. The photographs show your baby in his most peaceful state, and may also capture a cute or funny face he makes while sleeping.

Highlighting Your Baby's Tininess
Your newborn baby's size is as small as it will ever be in her entire life. Demonstrating your baby's size can be achieved using everyday props and settings. For example, your photographer can position your baby in a serving bowl or gently lay her on a shelf to show just how small your newborn is compared to the world around her.

Fetal Positions
Posing your baby in a fetal position creates a reminder of how he was recently growing inside his mother's womb. Posing your baby in this manner can result in sentimental photographs reminding you of both your pregnancy and the joy of bringing your newborn into the world.

Costumes
Costume photography does not have to be relegated to Halloween. Choose animal, flower or other costumes specially made for babies to add a sense of fun and imagination to your baby photos.

Baskets
Positioning your baby inside or on top of a basket may seem like an unexciting photo idea. However, the basket signifies that its contents -- your newborn -- is a true bundle of joy, and your newborn photographer can artfully capture the scene to create a memorable photograph.

Cloth Wraps
Although it may seem simple cloth wrap swaddled around your baby creates a striking effect, especially when no other props are featured in the photograph. The wrap also gives a sense of timelessness, as simple fabrics have been used for covering babies for centuries.

Family Members
Involving family members in your newborn's professional photographs fills the pictures with warmth and love. One or both parents can be shown holding their baby, or older siblings can be positioned beside their family's newest addition. Another idea is to capture a closeup of your baby as it is being held in your hands.

Novel Props
Unusual props like a set of scales or a tree trunk can make your baby pictures truly unique. Novelty pictures using unexpected elements are sure to be popular among your family and friends.

Showing off Charlotte {Newborn Photographer}

Charlotte was an absolute DOLL, here's a sampling of her images. She was baby girl #2 in the studio in over a month =) Lots of the little boy session samples coming soon!!

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Baby Siena {Baby Photographer in Maryland}

I'm sure you will enjoy these sweet shots of tiny little Siena! I'm due to have my baby girl in February 2012! Every wee little girl that comes into the studio makes me think of ideas for what I'll do for her newborn photos....I have a ton of new materials and wraps - even a dozen tiny little headbands I handmade myself =) All with such a feminine touch and can not wait to try them all out!

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**edited to correct spelling of baby's name**
=)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Photography Workshop Giveaway Facebook Contest

YES, it's true another photography workshop in Maryland for 2011!!
baby photo surprisedI've opened up a couple more dates for the photography workshops! These are geared towards improving family photos at home!! AND the best part is I've decided to give a seat away for free, that's $175 you can spend on Christmas gifts instead =)

So I am really thankful for my family and November is a great time to reflect on how special my family is to me. So I am wanting to see some of your family photos that you are thankful for, the kind where you set up your tripod (or put the camera on the coffee table), click the shutter, and run really fast to be in the photo!! A previous holiday or Christmas photo you've used your DIY skills on =)

Here are the contest details:
Contest dates: Nov 3 - Nov 19

1. Find a DIY family photo of yours you are extremely thankful for (must be the whole fam, what you would do for a Christmas card etc). If you don't have one, you can go take one now!!
2. Go to the Bitsy Baby Photography Facebook Page HERE. (wait not yet, first read on)
3. "Like" the page if you don't already, then post your photo to the Bitsy Baby Facebook Wall (not on your own wall).
4. Click on "Share" beneath your photo and send your FB friends a message like this: "Yes this is a contest and yes I'm asking you to help me =) I am thankful for my family so I am entering to win a free photography workshop to learn to take better family photos. You can help me by "liking" the Bitsy Baby Photography page (http://www.facebook.com/BitsyBabyPhotography) and then also "like" my family photo. Thanks for your help!!!"
5. The family photo with the most likes will win! **each like must also be a fan of Bitsy Baby Photography on Facebook.

I will announce the winners on November 22nd, the week of Thanksgiving 2011.
The seat is for a group workshop on December 17th from noon-3pm.
If you win and would like to gift your seat to a friend or family member, a gift certificate will be provided!

****I also have a couple seats left for the Nov 5th workshop, this Saturday from 9-noon, if you are interested in coming to this one.****

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