She Looked Like A Newborn Doll


April 27, 2021

posed newborn photos in Burtonsville, MD, studio

I worked SO HARD to whittle down the billions (yes, billions) of pending blog posts I had staring at me over the looong winter we just had and *somehow* I’m almost through all the posts I’ve written and I need to churn out some more! How does that happen? Thankfully, I have this gorgeous newborn doll to write about – baby Penelope.

newborn doll with pearl headband and coordinating lovey

She was utterly gorgeous, you guys. Just the sweetest little face and the most perfect tiny lips. She was docile and sleepy and – well – just a complete dream. She truly did look like a tiny newborn doll. Her parents were sweet, too, and I’m SO EXCITED that they decided to sign up for my Baby’s First Year Membership so that I get to watch this sweet lamb grow!! Squee!!

newborn doll on deep purple background

I swear, every year gets busier and busier. My first year or two in photography, Jan – March was rather dull and uninspired. But the last two winters, during that time when other photographers are updating their website or freshening up their skills on pseudo-projects, I have been running into the ground. Two years ago is when I realized that there is no downtime for newborn photographers – not so for wedding photographers! – and I embraced it fully. This just means that I get to meet more newborn dolls just like Penelope!

newborn doll posed in basket with pearls

This past January and February, I had SIXTEEN sessions. It was a mix of all my favorites: maternity, newborns and cake smashes. Having my studio in my basement has really made things much easier for baby sessions and, while I don’t usually shoot maternity sessions in the winter (I loooooathe the cold weather), I had two requests that I just couldn’t turn down so out I went to frolic in the snow – twice. The first was a perfect session – my first there! – at the Howard County Conservancy. The second – another first for this location! – was at Fells Point in Baltimore. Yes, I hate the cold, but I wouldn’t have missed these sessions for the world.

newborn doll in flower headband

All this to say, I’m living my dream. Please enjoy this sweet newborn doll, Penelope. She was everything ❤️

Liz Viernes Photography is based near Calverton, Maryland, and specializes in maternity, fresh 48, posed and lifestyle newborns and first year milestone portraits.

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