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  1. That is the cutest video ever! What a little doll to sleep through it all, gotta love that!

    Comment by Skye — November 7, 2010 @ 7:07 am

  2. Whoa! You did that so fast! What a cute video! Thank you for sharing this Kate! I noticed you jiggled her head a little bit. I was just watching a new mom at a baby shower the other night and she was jiggling her baby on her lap and I was thinking how that motion makes me sleepy too. I fall asleep while rocking my baby to sleep every night. Never thought to use it for this pose! Great idea!

    Comment by Lacey McKay — November 7, 2010 @ 7:39 am

  3. Thank you so much! What a wonderful video and it’s so generous of you to share your tips with us!!

    Comment by Amy Earle — November 7, 2010 @ 8:00 am

  4. Awesome! Thank you sooo… much for sharing. We don’t do a lot of newborn shoots, but we did try that pose once. Needless to say it did not turn out, but now we know what to try next time. You are FABULOUS!

    Comment by Taryn — November 7, 2010 @ 8:04 am

  5. Fantastic, I haven’t been able to achieve this one yet.. hoping gentle head jiggling is the key :+) thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Jenna Young — November 7, 2010 @ 8:34 am

  6. These are AMAZING!!! Sooo pretty. :)

    Comment by Amanda — November 7, 2010 @ 10:34 am

  7. wonderful! Thank you for sharing your talent :)

    Comment by carolina — November 7, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

  8. Video = Awesome! Love that. Thanks for taking the time and effort to share it. That pose is a real practice of patience for sure! Gorgeous work as always, Katie!

    Comment by Michelle Kane — November 7, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

  9. Thanks for that awesome video Kate! What kind of beanbag do you use and is she on a boppy or anything? Thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Kristen — November 7, 2010 @ 3:05 pm

  10. What a great video—great job to you on getting the pose and your brother on the video. Darling baby girl!

    Comment by Melissa Richards — November 7, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

  11. This is my favorite pose! Can’t wait to see more from you!

    Comment by randi wood — November 7, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

  12. Wow, thank you so much!! You make it look so easy! Beautiful photos, as always! :)

    Comment by Melanie — November 7, 2010 @ 3:32 pm

  13. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. Your work is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love your processing style too! :)

    Comment by Samantha — November 7, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

  14. Thanks so much for sharing Katie!!!

    Comment by Korie Nordstrom — November 7, 2010 @ 4:42 pm

  15. This is awesome! I loved the song and the video! Your brother did an amazing job and I loved seeing the behind the scenes! Can’t wait for more videos!
    That fur prop is to die for. All of these are gorgeous photos of this sweet baby girl.

    Comment by Joy Stallard — November 7, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

  16. So everyone absolutely loved the pictures! I had several people tell me they were the best photos they had ever seen. You are amazing, I love loved the pictures!!! Thank you so much Katie! You truly are so talented!

    Comment by Alisha Nuttall — November 7, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

  17. Thanks for sharing! You are amazing. We should just call you the “baby whisperer”. : )

    Comment by Casey — November 7, 2010 @ 8:07 pm

  18. Katie: I tear up everytime I think of our time with you on Friday. I can’t believe you were able to capture the moments and preserve this tender, sacred time for us! Our hearts are full of gratitude! You definately are the most talented photographer I have ever see! We love you! Shauna and the Stuart Family

    Comment by Shauna Russell — November 7, 2010 @ 8:31 pm

  19. I love it Katie! You are amazing with babies and kids.

    Comment by Erin Summerill — November 7, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

  20. Thank you for sharing the video! I am expecting my first baby and want to try this pose when she’s born. Love the pictures with the paper flowers in the background. Can you share where you got them from? They would look good in her nursery.

    Comment by Jill — November 8, 2010 @ 12:31 am

  21. Your work is AMAZING! Thank you so very much for sharing this with us! Please, please do a tutorial on lighting :) :) Pretty PLEASEEE :) With a cherry on top??? :) :) :) :)

    Comment by Amy Smith — November 8, 2010 @ 12:35 am

  22. Your video was so cute! Thanks so much for sharing that. Everyone asks us about the pic you did of our baby, Audrey and now they can see it in action. ;) The $ we spent on the session was the best money we have spent on anything. They’re so priceless. Thanks so much! PS. The last pic in this session is awesome! You always have the freshest props/ideas!

    Comment by Annie — November 8, 2010 @ 2:06 am

  23. that is the cutest and funniest thing i have ever seen!! thanks so much for sharing, please do more video tutorials!!!!

    Comment by Talia — November 8, 2010 @ 2:42 am

  24. Love the video…thank you for sharing! I have yet to get a newborn to sleep that well…you give me hope! Your photos are adorable.

    Comment by Laura Polen — November 8, 2010 @ 5:01 am

  25. LOVE the video. Always thought you did these as a composite. Do you have any videos of your studio set up/ pullbacks of your lighting? Thanks!

    Comment by melissa — November 8, 2010 @ 10:45 am

  26. Wow! What a sweet little girl! I love the shot of her on her back with her hands by her cheeks, just angelic! I forget how teeny weeny they are when they are first born.

    Comment by Jenni — November 8, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

  27. Wow you are amazing and this video is too die for! So creative!

    Comment by Chelsey — November 8, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

  28. Gorgeous shots!!! I LOVE that last one and the one with the the big brother laying down with her, totaly precious!

    Comment by Brandi-lee — November 8, 2010 @ 10:27 pm

  29. Ahhh! That was so adorable to watch! Wow…amazing.

    This color pallet is amazing too…love the neutral/chocolates. Gorgeous!

    Comment by Rebekka — November 8, 2010 @ 11:07 pm

  30. some time if the baby isn’t as cooperative as this one, I will do a composite:) We will try to do a video of the studio one of these days:)

    Comment by katie — November 9, 2010 @ 5:05 am

  31. Hi,
    I made the flowers with old vintage paper. The girl who owns Trendy Tots in the riverwoods made some for Skye’s studio and so I copied them from her. She might be willing to sell some to you?!?

    Comment by katie — November 9, 2010 @ 5:08 am

  32. Your work is so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing that video! I absolutly love babies. You are deffinetly making a mark in the world and giving families such a treasured moment. Wish I found you 2 years ago.

    Comment by brooke Vanausdal — November 9, 2010 @ 1:35 pm

  33. THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH for posting that video… it’s a hard one to figure out, but is so cute. I visit your blog all the time… it’s one of my favorite past times!

    Comment by stephanie stewart — November 9, 2010 @ 3:44 pm

  34. Thanks for the great video! Now how about a workshop?!

    Comment by Sheri — November 9, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

  35. Thanks for the cute video. Next, will you share how you do the stork bag photos? Thanks!

    Comment by angie — November 9, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

  36. I absolutely love the video. Thanks so much for helping newcomers like me. I so enjoy looking at your blog :)

    Comment by Tena Wood — November 9, 2010 @ 11:44 pm

  37. I loved watching the video and that baby is PRECIOUS!

    Comment by KatieV — November 10, 2010 @ 1:55 am

  38. WOW AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Megan — November 10, 2010 @ 7:56 pm

  39. Your photos are AMAZING! I absolutely adore your work… Wish I lived closer!!!!

    Comment by Lindsey — November 11, 2010 @ 1:02 am

  40. Sorry if this has already been asked, but where did you get that cocoon? It’s such a great prop, what a gorgeous photo! Thanks!!!!

    Comment by carolina — November 11, 2010 @ 4:08 pm

  41. Thanks for taking the time to share how you do what you do. Love the video…encore?

    Comment by Robin — November 11, 2010 @ 7:15 pm

  42. LOVE! Thanks for the tutorial :)

    Comment by Katie Hatch — November 12, 2010 @ 1:42 am

  43. haha that video is hilarious i love that you rock them to sleep on their hands. I still think you must have the magic touch though because i’m pretty sure they are not nearly as cooperative for me!

    Comment by Heidi Childs — November 12, 2010 @ 7:03 am

  44. That was so fun to watch! I’m not a photographer in the least bit, so it’s really fun to see just how you do what you do. I can’t wait to see more of you working your magic.

    Comment by Julie — November 12, 2010 @ 9:05 am

  45. I had to chuckle at the video, I can’t believe that little sausage was so cooperative. You certainly do have the touch:)

    Comment by Robyn — November 12, 2010 @ 1:21 pm

  46. Thank you so much for sharing. It was great to see you in action. I always love your work – your lighting and props are amazing! I visit your blog often for inspiration!

    Comment by Denise — November 12, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

  47. Where do you get the tiny headbands??? They are perfect for new babies!

    Comment by Nicole — November 12, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

  48. Thank you so much for posting this video. I to would love it if your did a class on baby posing. You are amazing. A quick question. What are you using underneath the newborn. Is it better to have a hard surface for the elbow to hold the weight or a soft surface? Thanks!

    Comment by Elizabeth — November 12, 2010 @ 9:53 pm

  49. That was so much fun to watch! I can’t believe she slept through that! You do have the magic touch! Such cute kids!

    Comment by Lazy Daisy Design: Photography by Teresa Henrie — November 12, 2010 @ 11:34 pm

  50. Thanks! That was so much fun to watch! You truly are amazing!

    Comment by Lindsey — November 15, 2010 @ 2:30 am

  51. ahhh, precious!

    Comment by Monica Martin — November 16, 2010 @ 6:49 am

  52. So adorable. Question? Do you provide the little rompers and headbands on your shoots? I love how even the smallest details in your photos bring out such a continuity and chicness :)

    Comment by Emilyn Guillermo — November 19, 2010 @ 8:57 pm

  53. Hi,
    Yes we provide all of the props and accessories:)
    Kate

    Comment by katie — November 20, 2010 @ 7:16 pm

  54. Love love the video. Do more! Makes me think I can do it too. Your work is GORG!!!

    Comment by Keri — November 23, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

  55. thanks for posting that video! i’ve been trying to do it without success. i don’t think my babies are asleep enough.

    Comment by melissa stover — November 28, 2010 @ 4:07 am

  56. thanks so much for sharing the video, I now see I just need a lot more patience! I love looking at your blog an hope to grow up to be you someday :) Would love to see how you edit to get such amazing sharpness and color in the eyes and such great skin tone.

    Comment by Lindsey — December 6, 2010 @ 3:26 am

  57. Love this, just what I was wanting to know: How to pose these precious little babies. Sometimes I am nervouse I’ll wake them and that will be that! Please post more videos of your shoots and posing :) Thanks so much.

    Comment by Chanelle — January 6, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

  58. Thanks for the video!

    Comment by Erin — February 10, 2011 @ 10:03 pm

  59. What kind of pillow/beanbag do you have them sitting in? I have tried this like a million times and CAN’T get it to work. Your photos are beautiful and I would LOVE to learn how to do this!

    Thanks,
    Shannon

    Comment by Shannon Anderson — May 21, 2011 @ 2:09 pm

  60. Hi Shannon,
    I will be doing more videos in the near future and will show how I do my set up for that shot for sure:)
    Kate

    Comment by katie — June 8, 2011 @ 8:37 pm

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  62. I just loved your video so much, and it taught me so much. I’m not sure why you pulled it down but, I’d love to share it with a fellow photographer on how to pose newborns. Is there anyway you’d post it again?

    Thanks,
    Melissa

    Comment by Melissa Gilmore — November 15, 2011 @ 4:11 am

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