Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tessa's Photog

When Tessa was born, I "graduated" from PregTASTIC to New Moms, New Babies. In fact, you can listen to me as a podcaster soon! Anyway, I've been listening to many of the past podcasts, and recently listened to one about taking pictures of your baby. The guest gave a lot of good tips. His main three points were: 1. Turn off the flash and find your own light, 2. Get up close, and 3. Push the button A LOT!! (which is easy with a digital camera, not so much with film!)

Yesterday I had a photo shoot with Tessa. I wanted to try out the three tips and see what I came up with. I am by no means a great photographer, and my camera is a simple point and shoot camera, so I still have quite a way to grow, but I am pretty happy with the early results! Following the guest's advice, I:
1. turned off my flash and laid Tessa on her changing table. It's right by the window for beautiful natural light, and she LOVES laying on her changing pad!(I had to play a little with my camera settings. I should read the manual, but I really hate reading manuals!)
2. used zoom, since Tessa isn't a big fan of having a camera in her face!
3. took over 100 pictures in about 10 minutes.

Here are some of the results:

I wanted to get some good angles to show her breathtaking eye color.
As you can see, I have a long way to go, but with as beautiful of a subject as I have, I really don't mind practicing!!


  1. She is so pretty! I love the reflection in her eyes. Great pictures momma!

  2. You do have a beautiful subject! Her eyes are just beautiful!