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Smile - life will be good

Life is too short to be grumpy. Even when your diaper is full, you can smile.


I have a lot to learn when it comes to shooting newborns. I had my first newborn shoot last night with a co-worker’s 20day old. Almost too big, as he was 8lbs to start with. I bought a few different newborn hand-knit things from a lady in Ventura this past weekend, and it all lined up that I could shoot this baby last night. It was hard, as newborns have a difficult time taking direction. But he did eventually pass out and I got some pretty cute shots, I think. I’ll try and post another one tomorrow and this weekend.


My inspiration for these among other contacts on here have been Kelly Ryden, Britt, and Carrie. They produce the most amazing, simple and beautiful newborn shots on here, and for whatever reason lately, I’ve had a desire to try it myself. Probably isn’t the best idea considering how busy life is right now, but sometimes you just have to go with gut instincts. More shots later this week.


Engagement shoot in Santa Barbara tonight, wedding Friday and Saturday. I’m going to need a hand massage after this weekend!


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Taken on August 5, 2009