Last week I shared Little Edee's birth story, so if you missed it you can read it HERE!
Even though I have no plans of doing monthly photo shoots like I did with Everett, I did want to make sure I got her newborn photos done. I have always taken these myself instead of hiring them out, because its fun for me to do. This time around I took advantage of the older kids being entertained by grandma and a stole away to our bedroom for a mini photo session. Since I was by myself, I stuck with a simple set up...my bed, a few blankets and one outfit. My lighting wasn't perfect and a few shots are a bit blurry, but I'm giving myself lots of grace because at least I took them, right?!
I love these extra large swaddles I made using my fabric designs printed on the Modern Jersey fabric from Spoonflower. The fabric has a nice stretch to it which makes a great swaddle blanket and they were super easy to sew. I literally cut a small part of the length off of one yard of fabric (4 inches or so) and then ran the edges through my serger. That's it!
If you don't own a serger, you can do a rolled hem on the edge or even just a zig zag stitch! If you want to make them no-sew, just pull the edges a bit until they roll. (For a more in depth instructions try this tutorial from The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood , it's awesome!) My version creates more of a rectangle shaped blanket instead of square one, but I like that better for bigger babies! Plus, you can use the scrap from the end to make a cute turban style headband! How cute!!
(blurry, but couldn't you just die over her cute smile!)
One of my favorite backdrops is our headboard. The minty green is so cute with the pink and white outfit!
I also love this pink arrow fabric from my fabric collection. It comes in lots of other colors as well!
I hope you enjoyed getting to see my sweet little baby! As you can see, taking newborn photos doesn't have to complicated! If you'd like to see more of my fabric designs feel free to check out my my shop on Spoonflower!