I've always enjoyed looking at creative newborn portraits-- soft and wrinkly new babies sweetly snuggled in little props. So I determined that now that I have a good camera (thanks to my brother), I would just have to try my hand at photographing my own baby.
So this morning when Evan was good and sleepy, Mom and I gathered our props and set to it. Mom did the baby-wrangling while I worked the camera. It was so fun. We laughed and giggled at his adorable sleepy expressions as the camera clicked away. We kept going until Evan ended the session with an, um, explosive outburst.
I selected a few of the 75 shots and did some post processing in Gimp to try to get that soft portrait feel. Can't say I'm all that good at it, but I'm happy with the results of my first try.