Deborah Maxwell’s Newborn Photos

I had the joy of taking Deborah’s newborn photos when she was 9 days old. We scheduled it for late afternoon, and we again used the master bedroom which we also used for Benjamin’s.

Deborah definitely gave some challenges, but with newborn photos, one learns to adapt and stretch their creativity. She didn’t sleep much, and she didn’t naturally curl into a newborn position.

We know some of you love photography, and newborn photos are a way to bless families with lasting memories. To get ideas and tips, you can Google it. You’ll find ideas from what kinds of props (you really can do with just a few items) to lighting to posing. After that, practice, practice, and practice.

I used my Nikon D800 with two lenses: Tamron  f2.8 28-75mm lens and my Nikon f1.4 50mm. I didn’t use a flash.


To begin with, I used the little boys to see what my lighting was like and the background. I used a fleece reversible blanket–white on one side and black on the other.
Yes, Deborah was only 9 days, but she seemed so much older!
Mommy + Daughter
Those bright eyes!
Finally asleep.
What a happy sibling set of SIX!
She looks just like a little doll! So grateful for another opportunity to do a newborn photo session!

“That the generation to come might know them,
even the children which should be born;
who should arise and declare them to their children.”
Psalm 78:6

35 thoughts on “Deborah Maxwell’s Newborn Photos”

  1. Wow, what an absolutely beautiful baby and lovely family. It is obvious from the photographs that all those children are very much loved; my hat goes off to the mother and father!

      1. Yes there were!
        She looks like she is making the “Okay” sign with her hands, which makes is so funny and cute!

  2. I rarely comment, but wow- Deborah is absolutely gorgeous! I can’t get over how beautiful she is. What a beautiful family. Great pictures! I love the one with all six kiddos.

  3. Aww, how adorable!

    Of all her siblings, I think so far Deborah resembles Christina the most.

  4. Oh, she is so beautiful! It’s adorable how the children are looking at her with such love. May the Lord bless this sweet family!

  5. She does look just like a little doll! She is absolutely beautiful….and no doubt has lots of arms always anxious to cuddle her sweetness!

  6. These photos are so precious! Trying to choose a favorite but it’s too hard. 😀 Great job, Sarah! What a beautiful little girl!! <3

  7. I was smiling all the way through these beautiful photos. What a God-breathed breath of fresh air in today’s culture to see such total joy and love around the birth of this precious baby! Thank you!

  8. She is so beautiful and bright!
    What a lovely family.
    Praise the Lord for his goodness.
    Sending our love to you all

  9. Awwwww so cute!! Makes me want another sister. 🙂
    She looks so much older than just 9 days!
    Btw, I’m interested in learning photography. Do you have any cameras you’d recommend for beginners?

    1. Good question. I suggest Nikon or Canon, and then whatever you can afford with one of the brands. E-mail or write me, and I’ll try to help you more. 🙂

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