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.
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!