I have to admit – most dads just don’t get too excited about newborn ‘props’, especially for little boys.  In fact, generally they are the ones that would really prefer we don’t stick those super cute little hats on their brand new sons.  We moms tend to think these newborn babies are just the cutest little things on the planet – so why not make them cuter with a little hat, or a bow tie, or a sailboat.  Wait, a what?  A sailboat you say?  Oh, maybe that is a different story…

I discovered an amazing little prop shop, based out in Oregon, called Woodsy Wonders.  She makes the most exquisite little baby beds.  And she just started making little Huck Finn flat bottom sail boats.  Well, with all the baby boys I have lined up in the next few months I knew I just had to have one.  It arrived just a week before Baby H was born and when his Daddy spotted it in my office – let’s just say his enthusiasm for a three hour newborn photography session went in a whole new direction!!  Turns out Daddy loves to sail, and the idea of taking photos of his new baby boy sailing down the ‘river’ was just too hard to resist!

And oh what fun we had.  Baby H loved being outside on a hot humid July day and cozied up just perfectly in his little boat – like it was made for him.  We had a great session inside the studio too.  What a beautiful family of three – they made my job so easy!  I can’t wait to watch you grow little man – maybe you can come visit my boat again sometime 😉

*And just one safety note, it is a dry creek, no water in sight, and my assistant was always within a few inches of baby, always, so baby was very safe – no photo is ever worth putting a baby at risk!!


Thank you Woodsy Wonders Props for the darling Huck Finn Sail Boat!


PS I would love to hear your feedback!  If 15 of Baby H’s friends and family make comments on this blog post and 15 become new fans on the studio facebook page (the same person can do both if they would like – just leave a comment on the FB page that you are a new fan!) I will send his Mommy and Daddy an extra 5×7 print as a thank you gift.  Thanks for visiting my blog ♥ Renee

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  1. Chantal says:

    We enjoyed our photo session so much, we are coming back for our holiday shoot soon! Renee was wonderful to us and our sweet baby boy….not to mention we got spectacular photos and a great album!

  2. Roberta says:

    Really great pictures! Love all the textures

  3. Adam A. says:

    Hendrick will grow up knowing that there is something missing from those pictures. Most notably me.

  4. Svetla says:

    What a beautiful family!!

  5. roman24@gmail.com says:

    Great photos!

  6. Katia Kotzur says:

    Great quallity pictures! I love them all! I love the models the most!

  7. Dene says:

    Hendrick in a a most adorable pea in a pod pose! Love the picture!

  8. Shampa says:

    Hendrik looks SO sweet and handsome in these truly brilliant photos! His parents look pretty good too 😉 Love Love Love!!! Where are my copies??

  9. Sonia Nayar says:

    I love the photos! They are so beautiful!

  10. Debbie says:

    These photos are darling! Where is Sophie in the family photo!

  11. Tara Smith says:

    Wow! Amazing photographs and little Hendrick is just perfect!!!

  12. Alicia says:

    Best baby portraits ever! A beautiful family.

  13. Lisette says:

    Wonderful photos of my handsome grandson!

  14. Saba J says:

    Amazing pictures! Love them! 🙂

  15. Andreas says:

    Great times! I am big fan of the sailboat. Renee gets two thumbs up!

  16. Julia says:

    Che carino, il bambino.

  17. Carl Clinton says:

    The photos make Hendrick look to be part of some dream. I expect Titania and Oberon to show up at any moment and whisk him off to a lifelong adventure.