13 December 2016

Portrait Perfect

One of my close friends welcomed a brand new baby girl last month. I was buried in Christmas quilt goals, so train commute time was all I had to make something special for the new kid on the block.

I settled on a cute little hat because this pink and white yarn is so soft and so adorable.

When I called to make arrangements to present the gift and hinted at taking some pictures of the new little cutie pie, the mom asked if I would mind getting pictures of all four of her kids.


A couple of days remained before the scheduled photo shoot, er, I mean, gift-giving, so I went to work on the train again. I'd gone through my yarn stash to see if there was anything in those four remaining bins of acrylic after giving as much away as I could to charitable crocheters, and I found 10 matching skeins I'd received from a non-crafty co-worker who'd inherited it from her crafty grandmother.

By the time I got off the train the evening before the photo shoot, I'd crafted the perfect prop for my first newborn girl photo session since... I can't even remember when!

It's actually red, not pink, but that's iPhone photography for you. I even tried to correct the hue and temperature in Photoshop, but all I could get was more pink and no hint of red.

The prop is pretty heavy, and it doubles as a Cabbage Patch costume...

The next day, I got to meet this little bundle of love for the first time.

I had so much fun taking pictures of her!

I had a great time photographing the siblings, too.

Big sisters couldn't resist trying on my new wig, too! 

Linking up with Busy Hands QuiltsCrazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Everybody loves my new "wig"!!! #yarn

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  1. They all look happy as can be as they pose for thee. Well at least 3 out of 4, new kiddo is tuckered out from all the photo taking haha

    1. We planned around nap time intentionally, Pat. Photography goes much smoother then!


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