Before Shelby was born I knew I wanted to have some pictures taken of her as a newborn but wasn't so sure of spending the hundreds and even thousands of dollars that some photographers charge.
Back in the Summer I asked my SIL's neighbor and friend, Tess, who happens to have a VERY nice, high-end camera, if she would come over and snap a few pictures that we could possibly use for a birth announcement.
She agreed, then at the last minute I panicked and thought about going with a professional after all.
Well, after talking to several moms I again, decided to wait to take professional pictures when she's a few months older.
I'm glad I did because what we ended up with turned out pretty darn good!
After Tess took the pictures I sent them to my talented friend Kara who edited them in PhotoShop(what most professional photographers do) and what we ended up with as the finished product I am VERY happy with!!
Here's a few of our favorites.
The pictures were taken when she was 10-days old
I wanted to be sure Buddy was included because he is, after all, part of our family.
We tried getting him into the family picture but those pictures didn't turn out very good.
Shelby was in such a good mood this afternoon!
I almost think she's smiling in this picture.
Of course, Brad and I neither one are crazy about how we look in this picture but it's all about her and I really wanted a family photo.
Not bad for a Mom with a nice camera.
Hope you guys are enjoying the New Year.