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Candice MacDonnell Photography - Fort Leonard Wood Missouri Family Photographer
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Eloise Quinn

newborn photography fort leonard wood mo

Do you recall seeing my most recent birth, Eloise Quinn: An Educated Unassisted Freebirth? I convinced Dannielle to bring baby Eloise by after a few days so I could do some newborn photos for her. Of course, she is an amazing photographer as well but I wanted to gift her some studio ones, since I know how hard it is to try to work right after having a baby. I tried that with Madeline's newborn photos and man, the combination of her smelling me and being frustrated and tired and all the hormones- I'm happy with what we got but I should have hired someone. PLEASE HIRE SOMEONE AND DON'T DO IT YOURSELF (lol)

Eloise is such a sweetie! It did take us two sessions to get these shots- the first attempt this usually sleepy baby refused to nap. We realized it's because she's a tummy sleeper on the second attempt and she didn't stir one bit!

With my newborn sessions, my goal is to focus on your sweet little baby and not use a ton of props, outfits or set ups. We typically will do two-three bean bag poses and one bucket set up. I don't make baby do anything that they wouldn't naturally do, because while the froggy pose is adorable, it's not possible for every baby to bend that way and requires two sets of hands. Baby safety is my number one concern, and no matter who you hire make sure they're well versed and experienced.

Most of these items were purchased from small shops on Etsy, and I hand wash each used item between shoots.

You can find the bear hat and swaddle set at: Tiny Blessings Botuqu

Headband and lace wrap: Alliballibotuique

Thinking of booking a newborn session? Contact me and let's start planning! Want to see more? Click HERE: NEWBORN