Annabelle’s Newborn Photos

I can’t believe Annabelle is over a month old! It’s insane how fast time flies with a new baby. I wanted to get as many pictures of her before she grows up so I put together two looks for her newborn photos to photograph myself in our apartment. We had to wait for the perfect moment to take them when she was fast asleep so she wouldn’t squirm;) Luckily she woke up after the pictures in her tutu were taken so we had to take the second set when she was awake! She’s such a good baby that she lasted quite awhile without having to be picked up and I’m actually glad she wasn’t asleep for all the pictures because you can see so much of her character with her eyes open.

When I saw this handmade floral crown from Lucky Crickets on Etsy I fell in love! If you’ve seen Annabelle’s nursery tour video and blog post, then you’ll know Etsy is always my go-to spot for keepsakes and unique pieces that Annabelle can treasure forever. Lucky Crickets has so many cute hair pieces perfect for newborn or children photoshoots like this pale pink baby flower crown or this dainty headband. I was also dying to get a tutu for her first set of “professional” pictures (even though I shot them;) so I got this one that comes with a matching bow from Little Dahlia Boutique. It’s so cute on her tiny body!

A few tips for taking your own newborn photography…

  • Be patient! These pictures literally took forever to shoot because we had to wait until the perfect moment where she was either asleep or not fussy!
  • Shoot with natural light. We waited until 2pm when it wasn’t too light or dark out.

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11 Comments

  1. Lerence
    February 1, 2017 / 7:07 am

    Adorable!! You did a great job Hayley!!

  2. Jalita E
    February 1, 2017 / 11:22 am

    Beautiful. She looks just like Doug.

  3. Virginia Leone
    February 1, 2017 / 12:14 pm

    Great photos of your precious princess!!

  4. Shelby Wyatt
    February 1, 2017 / 12:35 pm

    She is so beautiful! These pictures are fantastic!!

  5. Joanne
    February 1, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    She looks like a perfect angel. Great job with the pictures Hayley!

  6. Jennifer
    February 1, 2017 / 4:09 pm

    These photos are stunning! As is Annabelle. She is such a little angel! What a lucky mama! My little one is 8 months today and i don’t know where the time has gone. It truly flies by. Cherish it all!

    What camera do you use to take these pictures if you don’t mind me asking?

  7. Brianna
    February 1, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    She’s so precious i love witching you videos just to see her. Love you guys

  8. Danielle Mack
    February 2, 2017 / 6:37 am

    You did an AMAZING job on the photo shoot. I am going to be doing my little ones today. I am hoping the weather cooperates and I have enough natural light. I have skylights, but sometimes the lighting is thrown off, I may just have to adjust. Lol either way, love watching your vlogs and Annabelle is growing so fast. Now off to do my shoot. Take care!

  9. February 13, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    These are such great pictures! Great job, Hayley.

  10. July 17, 2017 / 7:26 am

    She is a very beautiful baby andnyou and Doug are such amazing parents

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