This girl of ours… she amazes me every day, every year. Her school year ended with her giving the Valedictorian speech to her grade nine graduating class. She was on the honour roll with distinction every semester, played volleyball, flag football, won the red ribbon in discus and played on three basketball teams. She’s smart, she’s funny, she’s mostly sweet and she is full of spirit. She’s going somewhere this one.
My new prop order has come in and it includes this adorable felted unicorn bonnet. Look at the sweet little coloured sheep curls? Are they not the cutest thing ever? I can’t wait to try this out on a newborn baby girl! So… I’m doing a model call for a baby girl to do a free mini shoot with. Baby must be between 6-12 days old. Send an email if you are interested and are having a baby soon. The session will be done in your own home in Calgary and you will receive 5 free digital files.
Some babies are more relaxed and comfortable in this new world than others. This little one was one of those babies. Relaxed, calm, and happy with his existence. He was one of those babies that I could have photographed all day long in many different poses, props and colours and he probably would have co-operated and not even known what was going on during his sweet slumber.
I took a photo that shows a little more of the surroundings during the shoot and I’m going to blog about it soon. It might help other clients to understand what happens during the shoot and ease the surprise when, on the day of their session, I show up at their door with my ginormous bright pink bean bag. 🙂
Introducing Mia and Micah.
These two babies have a special place in my heart! I get to help out with their care at night so their mom and dad can get some much needed sleep. They have started smiling and telling stories and are pretty much the sweetest babies ever!
ESSENTIALS FOR WHEN YOU ARE HAVING TWINS
When you find out you are having twins it is both overwhelming and exciting at the same time. Here are some tips from Danielle (their mom) of her favourite must have essentials to help you out when you have twins.
Baby Brezza It’s like a coffee maker, only it’s for baby formula. It even comes out warm! If you are unable to exclusively breastfeed and need to supplement with formula this is a lifesaver!
A bottle warmer and a good bottle system. We like Dr. Browns. You’ll need tons of bottles.
Medela Symphony hospital grade pump – to increase milk supply and maximize efficiency. You can rent it at Wee Feed in Calgary.
A Pack and Play – our twins don’t like being separated in bassinets.
Swings and bouncy chairs, these are a lifesaver for when you are alone and need another pair of hands to rock a baby.
Halo Sleep Sack Swaddles are our favourite for a good nights sleep.
A Postpartum Doula – for breastfeeding support, helping you get the babies on a schedule (imperative for twins) and general postpartum support. We used Jacquie Kesler
What to do when You’re Having Two – this is the best book we could find to help prepare us.
I’m going to add two of my own favourites as well!
KicKee Pants These are amazing sleepers/footies! They are super soft and always seem to fit just perfectly without squishing the little toes.<a
Baby Buddy Nursing Pillow Great for nursing of course but also for feeding bottles (even tandem) or just snuggling baby with a little support for your arms.