Tough Guy

This newborn session started with low expectations. The mom told me, “I’m not sure we’re really going to get anything, he’s fussy and is hard to get to sleep and fights the swaddle. I guess we’ll just try to get a few shots.”

I talked the mom into coming for a session anyway and planned to try my best. Well – thanks to my MAD baby soothing skills (LOL – and a measure of good luck), Mr. Tough Guy turned into the cutest little moosh and it became into one of my best sessions! There are so many images I love, I couldn’t even decide what to post.

I love this storyboard with so many different expressions… click to enlarge!

Thanks to the B family for having faith in me :-)

Please leave a comment below to let us know you were here – once this blog post gets 25 comments the family will get a free gift! (One per person, please!)

31 Comments

  1. robin January 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm #

    Beautiful work, I love the storyboard of his expressions, too precious!

  2. Dana January 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    Love these pictures! He is so yummy!

  3. Joanna Freriks January 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    These photos are absolutely beautiful, but you were also working with a gorgeous family. You captured a sleeping baby wonderfully.

  4. Sonia Courtney January 10, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I love these pictures, he is such a beautiful blessing. The Photographer captured him perfectly.

  5. Sarah G January 10, 2012 at 7:44 pm #

    Great pictures! His expressions were really captured in the second picture. Congratulations on such a beautiful boy!

  6. danielle January 10, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    These pictures are gorgeous!! Such a sweet baby boy and a beautiful family :)

  7. macha January 10, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    love love love these pictures. beautiful. omg i cannot get over them. to die for!!!

  8. Maurice January 10, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    That’s my nephew, great photos

  9. Laurie B January 10, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

    Thanks for all the lovely comments!!…Not only did these shots surpass our expectations, but we ended up learning SO much from Gretchen on how to soothe and handle our son. He was only 2 weeks old at the time of the shoot, and her tips and methods of handling the baby were just as amazing as her photography! We really lucked out with Gretchen =)!!

    • Gretchen January 10, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

      Laurie, the pleasure was all mine! Thank you for the kind words. I look forward to seeing you all again when he’s a bit older!

  10. Laura Muchmore January 10, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Absolutely beautiful pictures!!!! What a wonderful way to capture the miracle of a new baby!

  11. Nicole January 10, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS!!!!!!!

  12. Natalie January 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Really beautiful

  13. martha kelmanovich January 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm #

    Beautiful pictures to look at for years to come……

  14. Leon January 11, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    We really love these pictures, we love the baby, the photographer is great,
    by the way we are the grand parents.

  15. Eliana January 11, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    He is just beautiful!!I love the shot the second shot where his expressions are very well caught!!!Congratulations!!

  16. Corinne January 11, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    I LOVE these photos! Absolutely beautiful!!

  17. Laurrie January 11, 2012 at 7:38 am #

    Love that little guy!!!
    Grandma would have been sooooo proud!!

  18. judy January 11, 2012 at 10:37 am #

    sooo cute! beautiful photos!

  19. Pauline January 11, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    At last….a beautiful family in the making. Perfection at its best. Sending lots of love and good wishes!

  20. Jessica January 11, 2012 at 2:25 pm #

    What a beautiful family portrait!

  21. Jan Nathan January 11, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    Beautiful baby!
    And, hey. I don’t blame him. I wouldn’t like that mummy suit myself. . . . .

  22. Angela January 11, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Beyond adorable!!! I love the pics too :)

  23. Jack January 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    What an adorable baby!! He must have Canadian roots :)

  24. Mollie January 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    Soooo Cute!!!!!

  25. Vicky January 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm #

    JUST gorgeous! What a wonderful keepsake for your family : )

  26. Lori January 12, 2012 at 8:54 am #

    Beautiful pictures for a beautiful baby!

  27. Rosalie Marcu January 12, 2012 at 9:41 am #

    Absolutely priceless – from the proud great aunt

  28. Cynthia January 14, 2012 at 11:42 am #

    These pictures are so incredibly precious! Makes me want more kids!! :)

  29. christine January 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    amazinggggg love these shots! magical

  30. Leti January 17, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    B. E. A. U. T. I. F. U. L.

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