Baby C’s 6 Month Milestone | Bay Area Baby Photographer | Oakland, CA

One of my favorite perks of my job is seeing all of these beautiful babies grow! I’ve heard people say being a newborn and baby photographer can be a hazardous occupation because you always have baby fever. But to me, it’s the perfect baby-fix: I get to have fun with them for a couple of hours, coo over how adorable they are, then send them back with Mom and Dad as I await our next photo-play-date.

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Recently, the Oooldman and I got to see this sweet baby, along with her mom, dad, big brother and god parents. Anytime we get together with this family, it’s more than just a photo shoot, or portrait reveal, it’s good ol’ quality time for everyone– another perk to the job.

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We’ll get together again in about 6 months to do her 1st Year Portraits and Cake Smash, and I’ve already been putting together the details to tie in this precious series of shots.

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So adorable!
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Birthday Suit shots are always a must
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Love this gorgeous top from Baby in Vouge!
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These black and whites are just everything!
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One of my fav baby props by JD Vintage Props

 

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I love that they did the shoot in front of their home

I hope you enjoyed the images. If you or someone you know are interested in Maternity, Newborn, and Baby portraiture, please leave us a message on our site at www.teairramitchell.com/contact 

Big thank you to JD Vintage Props and Baby in Vogue for their lovely pieces used in this gallery! For images like these, follow us on Facebook and IG!

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Children Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [Making the Shot]

Whenever I show my husband “before and after” images of my edits, he says something along the lines of, “Oh that’s great babe! Lies…” then walks away and chuckles.

Why is her husband calling her work ‘lies’?” you might be thinking. Well, it’s pretty much because I will go to great lengths in Photoshop to save an image. And I’ll give you a peek into my process, both during the session, and in post-production.

Just bare with me =]

For Easter, I posted a greeting using an image of an adorable little boy I get to work with every so often.

If you saw the Easter greeting, you know: this kid is really super adorable!

Just as adorable as the little guy is, is just as much as he wanted nothing to do with a portrait session.
He cried, and cried…

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…and cried some more.

He didn’t like any of the little toys I bring along to children’s sessions, and he really just wanted to cuddle and play with his dad. But since this session was all about the kids, I had to find a way to make him happy without being in Daddy’s arms.

Knowing that Easter was coming soon, I brought along some Easter props in case their parents (the little adorable guy also has a bigger adorable brother) wanted some Easter pictures. Luckily, the little guy really liked the eggs. So, naturally, I took what ever shots I could get.

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And it worked out beautifully! He was happy, I got some shots, Mom was happy, and Dad got to take a break.

Then I get home, and see this:

SOOC of Children's Portrait

a gorgeous shot ruined by grass. *face palm*

The shot was just too beautiful not to attempt to save it, which is where my husband’s “lies” accusation comes into play.

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Sure, it took a bit of time to remove the grass, but it was totally worth it!

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Thanks for reading this far! I hope you enjoyed the cuteness!

Baby Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [6 month session]

I don’t think that photographing babies has necessarily become “easier,” I just understand now that I am required to chase, coo, cuddle, entertain, and impress the little one in front of my camera – all at the same time!

But you know what? I honestly have such a love for what I do.

Creating cute portraits for parents is such an honor to me, because as a mother, I know how quickly they grow, and how the regret of not having enough pictures tends to haunt you.

And just like with my daughter, I love getting down on the floor with kids and making them laugh. I’m astounded by how no matter how many times you see a little baby finally roll on to their belly after struggling for 5 minutes, it never gets old, and it is never not cute.

This little guy here, had the cutest roll-on-the-belly! I couldn’t get enough of it!

an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography
an image from a 6 month milestone portrait session with TeAirra Mitchell Photography

With a little patience, and imagination, photographing babies is a piece of cake, minus the calories =]

I’ll be revealing the signs that your little one may or may not be ready for their close up soon, so stay tuned!

Baby Photography – Bay Area Portrait Photographer [3 month session]

My love for photography grew the moment I was able to start snapping pictures of my newborn daughter. It was as if I instantly felt my calling to become a professional portrait photographer as soon as I took that first snapshot of her.

Of course, I needed a portfolio, so I did a few free sessions, and held a couple model calls.

One of my maternity models also won a newborn session, and from that newborn session, she told me how she wanted to be able to document the first year of her daughter’s life.

“That’s perfect!” I was so excited, I probably literally yelled at her!

I’d been wanting to do milestone sessions for awhile, I just hadn’t met a parent that was interested yet.

But now, the journey has begun, and I get to keep seeing this adorable little girl every 3 months to capture all the adorable new things she can do as she grows! Then, for her 1st Birthday, we’ll have a cake smash!

Take a moment to enjoy the adorable-ness!

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

It was this little one’s first Valentine’s Day, and Mommy and Daddy brought in this adorable red tutu set!

an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.
an image from a TeAirra Mitchell Photography 3 month portrait session.

Loved the adorable-ness? Curious if your baby would sit through a portrait session? Stay tuned for a post on knowing if your baby is ready for their close up!

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