Thursday, June 7, 2012

All Cuteness using a Canon Macro Lens

How cute is my little niece?? Ugh, love her. So I took her newborn photos this past weekend...ohmigosh, so much harder than I thought. First of all, they recommend taking newborn photos within the first 10 days after birth, um, how about the first 3 days better. This little girl was so active at 5 days. Would not stay still for one of those cute "in a basket" kind of photos. I kid you not, she was kicking herself out of the basket. Anyway, I googled tips on taking newborn photos before the day and found many recommendations to use a Macro lens. Looked it up...wowsers...500-900 buckaroos for a lens. Then I remembered that I can rent a lens. So I went HERE and rented that little sucker for $20. I rented the Canon 60mm Macro f2 Tamron lens, really wanted the 100mm f2.8 Macro as this was highly recommended for newborn photos, but it wasn't the 60mm would have to do since I totally thought of this all last minute. I am pretty satisfied with how the photos turned out, considering I am no where close to being a photographer (nor do I claim to be, just something I love to do for fun.) Oh, and I have to add that it was my first time using the manual setting, woo hoo, I am not afraid of it anymore. Yeah!! So set your eyes on this beauty and awww and oooh away. Love You my sweet Catalina!

The photo above is my absolute favorite. I love how she looks like a little porcelain doll (and this was not edited at all). She is perfection.

Photos below were taken with a gorgeous pink chevron quilt my late grandmother made. We borrowed it from my aunt for the photos, failed at convincing her to give to me...(sad face). It's big enough to cover a twin bed.

So many other poses and outfits I had in mind, but she was just too fussy. You would never guess from these photos right?




  1. She is A~D~O~R~A~B~L~E a real "cutie patootie". You did a fantastic job on the photos! My daughter paid a lady to do her newborn photos and she did them when her daughter was 2 days old! Can you believe it...she slept the whole time.

    It's really difficult to snap pics of babies because they are always in motion unless they are asleep! LOL

    Seriously, you have a very beautiful niece~ :)

  2. Gorgeous! I like the idea of renting a lens. Must remember this tip if I ever need to take extra special photos!