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    Just had to comment that I looked at the pictures before I really read all of what you wrote, then I went back and read it, and I totally didn't notice the head-swap on the dad... Good job!

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    I'm coming in a little late on this, so there's not much else to add. I notice huge improvement from the last shoot, though, so I just wanted to say, "Way to go!!"
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    Wow. I take a break from this site and look what happens.

    You have improved so much!

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    Thanks so much, everyone! And great to see you again, Cazz! I've been wondering where you got off to!

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    I'm late on this too...but wanted to comment anyway. Haven't read other responses so I'm probably repeating stuff.

    #1, nice swap...didn't notice. Cute group shot of family.
    #2. not a fan....can't see the face and the paci isn't helping things. I find that pacis are fine in informal shots, but not for posed ones.
    #3. Best of the bunch. I really don't like the blanket because I feel it pulls focus from the baby, but otherwise this is a really nice shot.
    #4. Not really a great expression. It's not a cute typical newborn look...I'd probably dump.
    #5. Would be cute if he were looking at camera. I know how difficult it is to get a newborn looking at camera, but it can be done. This is kinda cute, but there is really no connection with anything so it doesn't work for me.
    #6. Sweet shot. It's a pretty typical newborn composition and was done well.
    #7. I hate hate hate the power tools. It ruined this shot. Hopefully you got one of him looking that cute without the dangerous, ugly, power tool sitting inappropriately and uncomfortably in his lap.
    #8. I still hate the power tool, but at least this time it's not laying on him...so it's somewhat more acceptable.
    #9. I like the feet shot but wish the color were a bit more matched.
    #10. Would be better if you hadn't chopped the heel.
    #11. Cute. I'd crop it differently so it were more balanced.
    #12. Wish there were more connection between baby and Mom. You've got a lovely expression on the Mom, but it would have been a much stronger picture if the baby were looking back at the mom. As it is, baby looks a bit like a lump.
    #13. Nice shot....looks like the focus might be off? Maybe it's just over sharpened or something. Something just looks not quite right.


    Overall, these are much much better than the first shots. You've got a good start. Newborns are HARD! My advice is to slow down, try less. Get the baby in a nice sleepy spot and take dozens of photos in that pose....lips, hands, feet, from above, from the side. Even at 17 days old, you should be able to get baby to sleep in one on the back position. You can get lots of good stuff done while baby is in one position. When baby wakes up then do Mommy baby face to face, Daddy-baby shots, family shots, Then try to get baby back to sleep with baby in a new pose. A good newborn session takes hours. Really sleepy 5 day olds can go in lots of different sleepy positions....at 17 days old, you have to do fewer poses...but you should be able to get 2 sleeps in a 4 hr session.
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    Thanks, Amber, that's great feedback and great advice. The parents came for shoot #2 with a lot more ideas than they had in shoot #1, so I got a bit overwhelmed, particularly as the baby was not terribly cooperative. He only slept once for more than just a few minutes.

    I know the chops are terrible, just didn't have the space... Next time!!! I will take all of this great advice and learn from it. I'm so, so pleased that everyone likes #3!

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