Vanessa + David = Dawson (Newborn Photography)

Usually my family photography happens outdoors – at the park, beach, forest, field – you get the picture (har har). But newborns don’t like to go out in December – they prefer the warmth of a mother’s embrace, so Vanessa & David pumped up the heat to prepare two-week-old Dawson for the indignities of his very first professional photo shoot. Dawson’s Dad, David, is a drummer who plays for several local bands, so they wanted to have a little musical theme to their first son’s photography session. Of course we had to try a few shots with Dawson on top of a drum, which was pretty cool until he, um, relieved himself on the situation. Nothing a little blanket swap couldn’t fix! Throughout the shoot, Dawson was very aware with his bright blue eyes and awesome mohawk standing to attention. I haven’t done a ton of newborn photography before, so it was a great experience – I hope V&D are happy with the results.

Below are some of my faves from the shoot, there’s 74 edited photos in total to check out on my proofing and printing website, www.GoodEyePhotography.com

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  • December 9, 2010 - 2:28 am

    Lisa Taylor - These photos are beautiful!! You captured Dawson in all of his extreme cuteness and Dave and Vanessa look wonderful.They’re glowing! Great job:)

  • December 9, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Gary Roda - Great shots of a future rocker and his peeps! What a Family!

  • December 9, 2010 - 7:58 am

    Michele Kowalkowski - These pictures are awesome!! Chris captured the love of my life perfectly! I love them all.

  • December 9, 2010 - 8:24 am

    Arlene Barr - Awesome job! I think everyone needs to keep these pics….looks like little Dawson is a rock star already, they will definitely be worth something some day 🙂 Absolutely beautiful.

  • December 9, 2010 - 8:25 am

    Leah Thomson - Love the incorporation of the drums and guitar case, very artistic. Pictures number 6 and 19 are my favorites!! Beautiful baby, beautiful work!!

  • December 9, 2010 - 8:28 am

    Alysia Bridges - Awesome pictures, such a beautiful family !

  • December 9, 2010 - 8:37 am

    Lisa Hagesteary - These are marvelous! My favorites are #’s 7 and 21. But then there’s 27 and those toes in 20! What a great album. That little nephew of yours is so photogenic, Michele! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  • December 9, 2010 - 9:17 am

    Tony Katshen - Great photos! I love the Drum shots!!!!

  • December 9, 2010 - 9:27 am

    Camille Ramsey - Great shots! Love the family pics, especially #26. The drum ones are cute too!

  • December 9, 2010 - 9:42 am

    Marcia Wall - There is nothing like the raw beauty of a baby to bring out the best in a photographer. Beautiful photos on a beautiful baby.

  • December 9, 2010 - 11:50 am

    Angela Leavitt - Oh my gosh, those eyes! He is absolutely adorable. These photos are truly amazing.

  • December 9, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Auntie Emily Grace - my beautiful nephew is already a star! love the drums & guitar case, and with mum & dad shots. gorgeous work here. kudos to the photographer!

  • December 9, 2010 - 11:59 am

    Anney Banales - Beautiful photos! I can’t believe he’s only 2 weeks.
    Such precious innocence…

  • December 9, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    Linnsey Early - Beautiful! I love the perfectly coifed hair – so stylish:) They turned out amazing. I especially like the ones where his baby blues are highlighted, they’re grrrrrreat!

  • December 9, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    David Harrah - What a cutie! Who does his hair? Good job, you two.

  • December 9, 2010 - 3:21 pm

    Kelly Turtle - Beautiful family and photos!

  • December 9, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    Suzy Nichols - So adorable! I love the mohawk – no wonder Michele can’t stop talking about him! 🙂

  • December 9, 2010 - 9:42 pm

    Katlyn Shoemaker - We cannot wait to meet the Littlest Roda! These pictures are great guys!

  • December 10, 2010 - 8:54 am

    Tammy - These pictures are too cute.

  • December 10, 2010 - 12:52 pm

    Mary - So adorable!!

  • December 10, 2010 - 7:48 pm

    Mariana Nenadic Shanks - you made a good one, you guys!

  • December 10, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    chantelle - little dawson!!! i miss him already

  • December 10, 2010 - 10:28 pm

    charlie - so cute

  • December 11, 2010 - 7:03 am

    KIm - Beautiful baby boy, I’m so in love!

  • December 12, 2010 - 9:39 pm

    Nikki - He is PERFECT!!

  • December 12, 2010 - 10:30 pm

    stephanie sentman - great pics !! sooo soooo adorable!! I wish I had photos likes these when my little one was born. awesome!

  • December 12, 2010 - 11:21 pm

    Josie & Rich Buzzell (Gramma/Grammpa) - These photo’s are all wonderful! They depict the essence of a loving family …

  • December 13, 2010 - 8:17 am

    amanda - he has sooo much hair!!!! sooo cute! very creative and awsome photos:)

  • December 13, 2010 - 4:12 pm

    Sherlyn - Too, too cute. Best faux-hawk EVER!!

  • December 13, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Annie ramsey - You are so lucky to photo this child it will launch your career because he is special and you are talented!!! Thank you!

  • December 13, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Wendy - I LOVE the one where you guys are kissing him and hes not digging it!
    Super cute.