Rubi’s Newborn Session

Newborn baby Rubi in lavender with a lavender bonnet

Last May, just after Tucson’s Covid lockdown, I was contacted by Rubi’s dad. He was looking for a newborn session as a gift for his wife for Mother’s Day. Rubi was a little older than my typical newborns, but after the lockdown all of the baby’s I was photographing were older than two weeks. I scheduled their session and soon met Rubi and her parents. She was eight weeks old and a gorgeous little baby. Since she was eight weeks old she wasn’t too keen on being posed like a newborn. After a few attempts to relax and lull her into sleep, it was time to wrap her. Most babies relax right into sleep once they are wrapped. After a good feeding and swaddle, she was out like a light.

As much as I love naked poses, wrapped poses are fun because you can do a lot in a short amount of time. A lot was what I did. My wrapped newborn sessions only last an hour and I get a full gallery of photos in that time. Rubi’s session was a full four hours. I picked feminine colors and some flowers to add into her session. Pink, purple, peach, a touch of yellow, some florals, and some personal items from home. Her parents were big fans of the Dallas Cowboys and brought in a special blanket with her name embroidered on it and a Dallas Cowboys jersey. They also brought one of her mom’s Air Force uniform shirts and a set of dog tags from her grandfather.

The session was exhausting because I was able to do so much with Rubi wrapped. I was setting up, tearing down, wrapping, and unwrapping like a mad woman. I loved it though, and I love how her session turned out.

The Photos: Rubi’s Newborn Session

A lavender bonnet for Rubi during her newborn session

Ruby with a tiny deer bonnet in a peachy pink and lavender wrap draped over her

Rubi's newborn session wearing a tiny deer bonnet

Tiny deer bonnet and beautiful peach colors for this beautiful little girl

Rubi wrapped in purple on a vintage floral backdrop

Vintage florals, purple, and vintage doily for this beautiful girl

Purple wrap and fur, and vintage floral backdrop for Rubi's newborn session

Lavender bonnet, lavender flowers, and a matching flokati

Rubi surrounded in lavender

Rubi's newborn session wrapped in lavender

Lavender wrap bonnet and wrap for Rubi's newborn session

I continued with purples, but changed up the pale colors for bright pink and peach hues.

The bright colors look beautiful on her.

Lilacs for Rubi. I started with the pale green rosette and bead tieback.

I changed up Rubi's look with a forest green bonnet.

She looks so beautiful in purple with her tiny toes peeping from the wrap.

A little more muted colors, but kept the florals with a scarf.

Rubi looks beautiful in the pale florals as well as brights.

I kept the vintage floral backdrop, but brought out the yellows and pinks in the drop.

Rubi sleeping peacefully in a bucket, lots of padding for her.

Rubi's tiny toes.

Ruby with military shirt and dog tags from her mom and dad.

Holding the dog tags close to her heart, Rubi is just gorgeous in these images.

An image for her father.

The newest Dallas Cowboys fan.

Ruby is ready for game day to cheer on the Dallas Cowboys.

A precious Dallas Cowboys blanket made just for Ruby.

Dallas Cowboys fan from birth.

A little bit of vintage sweetness for baby Rubi.

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