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Wednesday June 12, 2013

Welcome, Baby! – Newborn Photo Session

I’d love to officially introduce our third little monkey in the Manning clan … my beautiful baby Silas. We had a beautiful home water birth with his sisters there to help welcome him into our world (for those interested I will share our home birth story and photos on my mama blog). After meeting Silas I decided that I really wanted to keep his newborn photos sweet and simple and take them in more of a “natural” style (I do love more styled sessions as well, but just wasn’t “feeling it” with my baby boy and ended up with a more lifestyle approach). I figured there would be time enough for more elaborate styled sessions when he’s bigger, but for now I just wanted to focus on how pure and beautiful he is as a newborn … plus, I have to admit I just didn’t want to put him down that long for photos! 😉

EDITING AND CAMERA SETTINGS DETAILS
Edited using Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions with the Luminosity Collection and Grace Collection. Most of them used the action recipe using Light and Airy (an all in one base action from Grace) and a little Peach Frost, Whispers, and Brush On Peachy Skin Glow from Luminosity … for a beautiful, creamy, pure style. Taken with a Nikon 85mm 1.4G lens and a Nikon 105mm macro lens lens all at f1.4 or f2.8, and at varying shutter speeds and ISO depending on the lighting.

 

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

And because it’s taken me so long to post his newborn photos (I just don’t want to put him down for even a minute!), he’s been growing like a weed and is now 8 weeks old and already close to 14 pounds! So, I’ll share a couple photos from this past week as well. :)

Newborn Baby Photography | Soft, Indoor, Natural Light | Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions

 

 For the perfect collection of Photoshop or Elements actions for newborn photography, see the Picture Perfect set and the Grace Collection.

Photoshop Elements Newborn Editing Actions Tutorial

 

 

Getting Kids to Smile in Photos With Real Authentic Expressions Photoshop Actions Elements PSE

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Welcome, Baby! – Newborn Photo Session

  1. :) love the baby pics!

  2. Love your New Born Photo’s and editing.

  3. Luis A Sanchez says:

    Beautiful shots, I just became a grandfather couple months ago….so..I’m excited

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