December 23, 2010


My friend Erika had her baby girl, Grace Maria, on December 8th. I was sick with a bad cold when she had her, so I had to wait to meet her until Erika and her friend Corie brought her over on Tuesday, when she was 13 days old.

It is not a good thing to hold a baby when you already have baby fever, let me tell you. Gracie is beautiful and so tiny and sweet. I don’t remember my girls ever being this small, even though Gracie weighed a little bit more than either of them at birth.

Erika needed some pictures of her because her newborn photos didn’t turn out well, so I volunteered to take some. Gracie was over the 10 day period of being super bendable and she was wide awake the whole time, so we didn’t get to be as creative as we would have liked, but we did get a few good ones.

From a photography standpoint… I’m still using my kit lens (Nikon AF-S 18-55 mm f/3.5) and dreaming of the day I get a 55mm f/1.4 lens, so with that plus the low light in my house due to the cloudy day and lack of windows (we only have windows in the front and back of the house so the lighting is only decent at certain times in the day), most of these photos were shot in AP mode, at F/4, SS 1/25, ISO 1600. So, there is way more noise than I would have liked and a not-shallow-enough depth-of-field.

Here are my favorites:











DSC_0458edit2wFor you breastfeeding nazi’s… Erika is breastfeeding almost exclusively right now so you can stop your judging.

I just love her! And so do my girls…




Brandi said...

First I have to say I hate breast feeding nazis, seriously. I think it's great for moms who do it but my personal choice will to be to NOT breast feed. : )

AND I LOVE THESE! : D So adorable and precious. I love you telling us exactly what you used and such, I never do that, I don't have the patience. lol I used my cam in manual mode for about a day and ever since it's been completely in manual mode, I figured unless I duck my head completely under water I'd never figure it out and boy am I happy I did it. I just love love love your pics! I can't wait for you to get your new lens, I am dreaming of my next one already ; /

Brandi said...

in automatic mode the first day* boo I can't type lmao

Brandi said...

AND that was me trying to applaud you getting such amazing shots in manual. CRAP why does my bottom paragraph look so rude :(

Éimí said...

They came out great! I absolutely love them!

Susie said...

What an adorable baby!! Great pictures!!

PunkRockChic said...

Awesome pics! I LOVE her eyes!

PunkRockChic said...

P.S I really like her name...especially her middle name ;-)

Stephanie said...

Adorable! I didn't know you got a new camera!!! I got the 50 mm lens for Christmas!! :) Love it

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