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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 says:

    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 says:

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

  3. Amber Burris says:

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

  4. Aunt Ambo says:

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

  5. Nicole says:

    Too cute!

  6. Amy Bryant says:

    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 says:

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

  8. Hannah says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  11. Whitney says:

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

  12. Tami says:

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

  13. congrats mcgowans!!

  14. Karen Wade says:

    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. LOVE these pictures! Wow. So adorable.

  16. Danielle says:

    She is so adorable!

  17. Linda Underwood says:

    What a beautiful child! Great photos!

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