Wednesday, January 14, 2009

sweet ella

this is the MOST fun I have had on a newborn shoot EVER! For starters, this perfect specimen of a 10 day old belongs to my dear friend Chelsea, so I loved spending the morning with her! Second, Ella is the most beautiful SLEEPY sweet baby. Third, Chels had this lovely damask fabric and let me just have a hay day with her little one! Though most newborn photographers make it look easy- newborn shoots are long, hard (but super fun!) work. This little girl made me feel like a pro for the morning. =) usually I average about 30 proofs per session. This chica has probably 60 great shots. I could post all day long ... and kinda did. =)

oh. and fyi, i made [made! from start to finish!!] these little newborn cocoons. the green one will be available for future shoots, the pink one was my gift to ella.  all images were taken with natural light- no flash, nothing but a window. 

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41 comments:

The Wells Family said...

oh my word. i am completely speechless. simply breathtaking. wow. need a baby...need your photoskills...need the hairbow...need the damask fabric....NOW!

Melissa said...

These are gorgeous! Great job making those cocoons too!

Shannon Anderson said...

those cocoons are way cool! How did you get the white and black backgrounds... so white and black??

Laci said...

Yahoo!! I love them. She is so beautiful! Great job on your cacoon idea. I love all of these and the trunk one makes me happy )

Laci said...

Yahoo!! I love them. She is so beautiful! Great job on your cacoon idea. I love all of these and the trunk one makes me happy )

Chelsea said...

OH GOLL...I LOVE YOU:) and my baby...and now I can remember just how tiny and sweet she was in ten years from now. i love them all!!! thank you...thank you:)

MKLoeffler said...

She is precious. Is this all natural lighting?

Jessica Kettle said...

YEP! I use natural light for portraits 100% of the time. Flash is used only during evening wedding receptions - and even then I don't always use it.

Kevin, Jess, and Kamryn said...

Are you SERIOUS?!? The pictures are perfect and so is she....awesome awesome awesome!!!

.caroline armelle. said...

wow! these are amazing! love them!
and, you may have to teach me to make one of those cocoons for my new little one..

BreAna Palmer said...

Those are beautiful. I just love them.

Petersen Family said...

Love these pics! I just emailed you about getting some of our upcoming arrival! SOO cute!

Isaac and Jenni Marshall said...

Every picture is BEAUTIFUL, but the one where she is nestled in the drawer with her little bum peaking out- absolutely priceless! And so artsy!

jfeely said...

I love the cocoon! I am having my mom in law make one for me (she is a crocheting machine!) I cannot wait to use it. These photos are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!

LOVE them, sweet baby!

Whitney said...

LOVE them. all. but i really love the one with white furry stuff in the drawer! super cute. also, you need to find out where she got those headbands.... i totally want those for the future! and of course, i love the little burritos! i had no idea you knitted!!!!!!

Vanessa said...

These are simply divine! I love them! You are AMAZING...and love the little cacoon! Honestly what can't you do, haha!

Stueller said...

Jess, these look good :) I hope my tips helped~! I love the bright colors!

Jen Olsen said...

Love these! Awesome job on the cocoons...I may have to make one. Simple and pure.

Carly Carlson said...

Freakin amazing. Love it!! Just seriously LOOOVE it. can't say that enough. perfect!

Heather said...

Soooo sweet!!! I love those bows!

Leslie said...

Love the cacoons!! You should sell them!! I would buy one!! :)

Meghan said...

These are so adorable... I love them and I love the cocoons!

Amber Duron said...

AMAZING!!! just a window...wow I'm completely speechless. and I am totally in love with those cocoons...they are so adorable!

RENEE said...

what a beauty <3

will and tiff said...

how do you do it? every post is more amazing than the last...and they are beyond words...you rock!

i am doing my first wedding/reception is a couple of weeks and to say i am nervous and giddy with excitement wouldn't be a far stretch from the truth. thank you so much for your inspiration. if you could bottle up a smidgen of that talent you posses - imagine the possibilities. :>

you rock!

Tristie hearts Dax said...

beautiful natural light. love the eyes open shot.

Oakstream Photography said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE these you rockin photog you!!!!!!!!!!!

Are these cocoon wraps for sale? I see these on a photog forum a lot & want one. I'll pay ya for one or a couple ;-)

The Elmers said...

Love the new header! And I love love love these baby shots!!! YOU amaze me with EVERY post! I usually don't like newborn shoots, but I can't wait for my baby to get here in march so I can practice, practice, practice!! And PLEASE, I want to buy a cacoon...seriously!! I will pay you lots of green cashola! seriously...??

shay and landon said...

wow jess! those are amazing! ps thanks again for monday! i loved it and i learned a ton!! your the best...

Jessica and Greg said...

Hi, my name is Jessica and I came across your blog through a series of other blogs! I bought a DSLR camera a few months ago and I love seeing what other photographers are doing, it really inspires me! I love your pictures! My friend is having a baby next month and I am going to take pictures. So I love getting different ideas. Great work!

Megan said...

Oh my . . . first of all, you need to sleep. I don't know how you do it all. Second of all, if I ever have a girl, watch out! Yeah, that is what I was thinking as I scrolled down. Then, I came to the naked picture with the baby bum in the air and the Faux rug - and, I almost died. I could hang that on my wall and it isn't my baby! Adorable!

Kiera said...

Genius Jessica.
Incredible.

angie b said...

You are too talented my friend! Beautiful as always. I still haven't posted from the other day, Still soakin' it all in!
Those cocoons are soo cute and you are so clever! Had I known you knit we could have chatted....

t. little said...

I love the cocoon idea...simply beautiful!

Paul and Alysa said...

Do you have the pattern for the cocoon. This is just what I have been looking for.
alysaclaverie@gmail.com
Thanks
Alysa

Paul and Alysa said...

Do you have the pattern for the cocoon. This is just what I have been looking for.
alysaclaverie@gmail.com
Thanks
Alysa

Amanda said...

i just came across your blog. i love your photography. i've been looking for those cocoon patterns everywhere! would you be willing to tell me where you got that pattern? thanks!!

Kerry said...

I'd love to know what pattern you used for the cocoon too!

Seamons Family said...

Very beautiful! Would you be willing to share the brand of yarn that was used on the cocoon? Thanks!!

Kellee Smith said...

This is my cute friend Chelsea's baby. Jessica, you did an awesome job! I heard that you are going to WPPI with my friend Vanessa. I hope to meet you!

Carly said...

okay i stumbled upon this post again (looking up baby wraps for a friend) and seriously you are so talented. i miss you!!! can you believe how quickly time is passing?? we met in 2007!! look how far we've come and all YOU have done! haha i wanna be JK when i grow up ;) <3