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my new favorite muse

Dorothy Jane is 8 days old, and I’m ready to share more of my favorites of her newborn portraits.

I think it’s pretty expected, but I’ll go ahead and say that we are crazy in love with this little girl. She’s beautiful, and so easy-going. I feel so blessed that both of my babies have been so chill! Our new favorite past-time in the McGowan house is just sitting and staring at Dorothy… even Jack. 😉

Newborn portraits are especially easy when you live with the newborn you’re photographing. I’m always around whenever she’s in the perfect mood to be a model! We’ll probably do more pictures over the next few weeks… I mean, wouldn’t you, with a baby this gorgeous? 😉


This next one’s funny… she was squirming around in this planter I was using as a prop, so I just let her squirm for a minute and try to get comfortable. The position she landed in does NOT look comfortable to me, but she loved it!



And now, the absolute master pieces. I mean, serious OMG.




And finally, the one that completely takes the cake. This image is my new favorite shot of all time, and I’m in the process of ordering it in a canvas, size MASSIVE.


The hand under the chin… her chubby legs… her sweet lips… GAH! Everything about this one just melts me to pieces.

Thanks for listening to me gush about my daughter. You guys rock!

  1. BreAnn

    April 29th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    GAH!! Even I’m in love with her!! She’s too perfect! What a sweet, beautiful baby! I seriously teared up! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!

  2. taylor

    April 29th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    oh, Momma, they’re fantastic. such a beautiful baby girl!

  3. Amber Burris

    April 29th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    She is so gorgeous! I just can’t believe how cool these pics are! keep them coming please mam!

  4. Aunt Ambo

    April 29th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! Such amazing pictures, great model and wonderful photographer!!!

  5. Nicole

    April 29th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Too cute!

  6. Amy Bryant

    April 29th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    These are seriously the BEST pics ever!!! I wish I would have captured such sweet pics of Cannon when he was this little. I know you hear this alot but she really is ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE!!

  7. Elizabeth

    April 30th, 2010 at 7:22 am

    WOW! Those are s-st-stunning!! What a precious baby girl you have to go along with an amazing talent!!

  8. Hannah

    April 30th, 2010 at 7:57 am

    These were too cute via mms and even better larger. She is so beautiful Chels. What precious kiddos you make! Love these photos dear.

  9. Misty

    April 30th, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Ohhhh, Chelz, she’s just SO BEAUTIFUL!!! The b&w shots are just amazing, she’s absolutely enchanting!!! She’s gonna be a supermodel 🙂 <3

  10. Carman

    April 30th, 2010 at 8:08 am

    What a little diva! She really is beautiful. I looooooove her little lips and eyelashes!

  11. Whitney

    April 30th, 2010 at 8:18 am

    Wonderful pics and a gorgeous baby! You’re so lucky that you can capture all these memories so beautifully!

  12. Tami

    April 30th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    AW! Congrats Chelsea!!!! Great work you two!

  13. jackie g. photog

    April 30th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    congrats mcgowans!!

  14. Karen Wade

    May 2nd, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Chelsea, I have been following you and your amazing work on your blog – I actually found it on Anna’s blog and have been checking in on you ever since. you are incredible talented – your pics are amazing – and I have fallen in love with your beautiful baby girl. She is precious – congratulations! I will keep watching your blog for more pics. Hurry!!!

  15. Rachel Durban

    May 4th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    LOVE these pictures! Wow. So adorable.

  16. Danielle

    May 5th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    She is so adorable!

  17. Linda Underwood

    August 27th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    What a beautiful child! Great photos!

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