I'm back after a week in Cincinnati with my family.
We enjoyed a mini reunion so
we could all meet the newest family member
I was SO excited to photograph her
and bought lots of pink baby outfits and props.
Since I don't own any lights, I planned
to photograph her outside.
Wouldn't you know...it was dark and rainy outside,
so I clipped up a fluffy white blanket in
my sister's living room and
opened up my camera lens as far as it
I had never photographed
a baby so formally before.
I admit, it was HAIRY and SCARY!
I was thinking...I will NEVER be able
to do baby photography.....EVER!
Thank goodness my sister was there to
help pose the baby and get her attention!
But I was rewarded when I saw
Alayna is exquisite and I feel I captured that.
For all you photo buffs...
I had some fun adding textures
in Photoshop Elements 8.
I linked it to
where you can see more fun photo editing.
My sister and I loved dressing our
At this point, I think she was
an angel...er, an angel butterfly.
Okay, we over-propped her.
Suddenly, she morphed into a
I wanted to eat up the strawberry for breakfast,
but my brother wouldn't let me.
Alayna is so EDIBLE!!!!
Here's my 86-year-old mother
holding her newest grandchild.
My mom still looks like a spring chicken herself!
My brother is a first-time dad at
age 48. I have never seen him so happy
with his baby and wife Iohana (pronounced Yo-honna)
And, I took some time away from
the camera to just snuggle with Alayna.
When I got home I told my hubby that I
want a baby!
He said NO...
so little Alayna will
just have to be my baby.
I wish I lived closer!