Bright Eyes | Posed Newborn Photography

This little guy was so alert and so awake for much of his session.  And his hair!  Oh, wait ’til you see his hair!  His numerous and varied expressions kept me entertained the whole time.  I was giggling and totally smitten!WallaceBLOG-1

When you look at these next, numerous sleepy shots you’ll think I was lying about the awake bit.  But let me let you in on a little secret… when they fall asleep… you work fast!  I don’t remember the total time he was sleeping but it was maybe 20 minutes or so.  Are you ready for the hair?  Here it comes… just look at him!WallaceBLOG-3WallaceBLOG-4WallaceBLOG-2WallaceBLOG-6

A little Red Sox action HAD to be thrown in as this couple was from Massachusetts and dad came to the studio wearing that navy cap with the red B one the front.  Like father like Son.WallaceBLOG-5

Aaaaand we’re awake again.  Who wrapped me up?  I can’t get my arms out.  Where are my arms?  Where am I and why am I wearing this bear hat?WallaceBLOG-7

And here’s the newly minted family of three.WallaceBLOG-8

We all got a kick out of this last one.  Rarely do I capture bloopers like these on camera.  They happen… all the time.  They just usually happen while I’m posing them and my camera is not in my hands.  But this one, we captured and they were stoked about that.  So, of course, it made it into the gallery 🙂WallaceBLOG-9

hehe.  I do it for the snuggles ~Sarah

Beautiful Boy | Maine Newborn Photographer

I know beautiful isn’t a typical word used to describe boys.  But I feel like I can get away with it referencing a newborn baby boy.  Especially one this adorable and big and round and squishy and sleepy and …. I digress.ScharnBLOG-6

We had a big storm forecasted right around this shoot date.  I was praying that it would NOT fall on a scheduled shoot because we were so booked that there was really no other available dates to shuffle around! Well, I do believe that God cares about even the small details of our lives and once again, He was good.  The storm landed on a Thursday… right between two shoots and all was well!  See, even this guy was happy about it!ScharnBLOG-4

Additionally, I had just received a package of newborn bonnets and wraps that I had ordered a while back from my favorite vendor, Merrieknit.  Opening those is like Christmas morning for me!  All three bonnets in these next shots are from her.  I just love them don’t you!?ScharnBLOG-3



Sometimes clients come in and they’ve seen a particular pose they like.  Baby willing I’ll always do my best to try to recreate it.  Mama mentioned this one below with the bow tie.  Can I tell you how many times I’ve done this post before?… ONE, one time.  I had done it because the little guy was just so sleepy and relaxed and floppy with his arms that it just sort of happened.  But guess what?  This handsome little dude was the same way and we got the shot!  It was meant to be. Love when those things work out!

ScharnBLOG-5His daddy was off plowing and cleaning up our roads from the big storm to keep everyone safe, so it was just a mother son date this time.  And would you just LOOK at this gorgeous mama and her sweet baby boy!ScharnBLOG-7

I do it for the snuggles ~Sarah

Christmas Baby | Maine Newborn Photographer

Wow.  It has been a baby BOOM over here at Mercy Street!  So many babies born in December and patiently waiting to come in for their newborn photographs.  I have two littles of my own so I was home with them over their school break.  But boy did I hit the ground sprinting back at the studio after the new year!  Of course we had to still do some Christmas set ups! Our first clients of the new year were SUPER Christmas fans and brought this adorable hat to use on their baby girl.  And those lips!CapalboBLOG-3

Here’s another gorgeous look simply switching to a headband and getting another angle in.  This is always my goal as long as baby is still happy and sleeping.  Which this baby girl was.  CapalboBLOG-4

I also like to give a good variety of beautiful color and poses so we did some sweet pastels for this sweet sleepy dreamer.

And lastly, I DO kind of have a thing about turning babies into little teddy bears.  Of course I won’t if that’s not YOUR thing but just LOOK how adorbs!CapalboBLOG-5

I do it for the snuggles ~Sarah