Fun Photography With Baby Crochet

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baby crochet giraffe outfit

As you may remember, we decorated Kayleigh’s nursery in a jungle theme, with the main focus being on giraffes.  When I was pregnant with her, I just knew I wanted a baby crochet giraffe outfit.  I searched Etsy (I freakin LOVE Etsy!!), and absolutely fell in love with this baby crochet giraffe outfit from CrochetFun4Kids.  It was a bit on the pricey side, for something that she isn’t actually going to wear for longer than a few minutes, but I just had to have it.  I dreamed of having her picture taken in it, and hanging it up on the wall in her nursery.  It would be perfect! 

Kayleigh’s almost 3 months old now, and I bought the baby crochet giraffe outfit in a size 0-3.  I knew my time was running out, and soon she would be too big to wear it.  I don’t really have the money to have pictures taken professionally right now, so I set to work on taking them myself!  

First, I grabbed an old dark brown comforter that I had, which I thought would match well and make for a great background.  I laid it over my bed, and propped some pillows up underneath it.

Next came the tricky part.  I tried putting the baby crochet giraffe outfit on Kayleigh while she was awake, but she wasn’t having any of it!  I put the bottom on her, which she tolerated alright, and then I fed and rocked her until she finally passed out.  I knew she was “out” once I lifted her arm up, and it just fell back down on its own, and she didn’t stir at all. 

Then, I set to work on laying her in just the right position, which was much easier to do with her fast asleep, then placed the baby crochet hat on her. 

I must have snapped about 100 different pictures, from different angles, with different lighting, etc.  Only a couple came out halfway decent.  The thing that really made these pictures a whole lot better, was PicMonkey.  Have you ever used this to edit photos?  It’s great!  I have the upgraded membership, which gives me a lot more editing choices, and I think it’s totally worth the cost. 

baby crochet giraffe outfit

I just love how my photos turned out.  I don’t think they’re too bad for taking them at home myself.  I just saved a whole bunch of money, and have a great keepsake photo! 

baby crochet giraffe outfit

What baby crochet animal would you choose for your little one?

  One Response to “Fun Photography With Baby Crochet”

  1. […] so it didn’t really bother me too much.  Yesterday, however, I got to thinking about the giraffe photos I took of Kayleigh myself a few months ago, and how great they turned out.  I wondered if I […]

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