52 Wednesdays :: Small

December 5, 2012

I’m Marla
Sprinkled throughout this journey are the little joys, moments of inspiration, and snippets of life that add color to our human experience. Join me as we embrace the beauty of imperfect perfection, the magic of a beautiful moment, and the endless possibilities of creativity.

I remember when I started this project it was with the ardent desire to finish each of the 52 weeks, and here we are with three weeks left and I feel an early sense of accomplishment in doing just that.  It might be a trivial thing, but it has taken dedication on my part and pushing through many weeks where I just wanted to throw in the towel.  Some weeks I was able to put together lovely images with intention and try to match them with honest and hopefully inspiring words; other weeks it was one image and just a few words as a means to just getting it done.  I will admit, that this week is one of those weeks.  I would have liked to do something more, something personal but these lovely photos work too.

I think several of us are doing babies this week and I’m honestly excited about it because we all have our own styles and strengths.  I think it will be nice to see it in such a variety of ways.  A while back, I used to think that I wanted to photograph a lot of babies, mostly or all in fact.  Photographing newborns is nice because they’re so sweet and it gives that fix without having to get up every two hours in the night. 😉  I will say that it is serious work and the sessions I did best in were often 4 hours.  Additionally, I found that with the trendy styles in newborn photography as of recent, I was being asked to do poses that I wasn’t comfortable or accomplished with.  I found that if I worked with families that didn’t necessarily want that, I was much happier and more capable.  So now I just photograph babies on occasion and I really enjoy each one.

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Just three weeks left!

Next in our circle is Ms. Marsett Guerrero from Kingwood, Texas.  You can find her post on small here:

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  1. Pamela Joye says:

    i agree with you on every point & i’m sure mom and dad here were thrilled to have you. the images are soft sweet and all things new and small. i love the close ups and the angles.

  2. What a perfect baby girl. So sweet. I love to see different styles too! So much fun!

  3. Karen Porter says:

    These are so precious and I feel the same way regarding newborns. I would be thrilled with these! The lighting and colors and soft and so peaceful.

  4. amy grace says:

    you have done it every week, and each one has been special. round of applause…these are made of sugar. so smooth and peaceful and flawless. i can feel the quiet and the love of this family. the hands together…just gets right to my heart. xoxo

  5. Laurie Schultz says:

    These are beautiful Marla! The third one down is my favorite, so sweet to see the baby cuddled in moms arms like that. You are so gifted in everything you photograph!

  6. Heather Robinson says:

    These are perfect, Marla. I love the clean processing. So pure and innocent. I would have absolutely adored having photos like these taken when my children were newborns.

  7. So sweet, I love the lifestyle newborn session as well! In the mama’s arms is my favorite. 🙂

  8. Carrie says:

    Wonderful images of a precious newborn. I love how you have captured the family love and connection.

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