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Meet Henry!

Henry newborn photos

I have someone very special to introduce you all to today, my nephew, Henry. This kind of post isn’t normal for my blog, but I’ve mentioned in previous posts I was able to meet Henry while I was home for the holidays, and that he’s the cutest little guy in the whole wide world. So, I figured I should give some photographic proof of his cuteness if I was going to keep bragging about him. Haha.

Henry newborn photos

Henry was only a couple weeks old in these photos – he’s now just over a month old! And he’s growing like a weed! He’s become quite good at blowing spit bubbles, haha. And he also managed to roll himself over at just 2 weeks old! (There were 2 witnesses to this occurrence!)

henry newborn photos
Just blowing some spit bubbles, haha.

It was so wonderful to be around him so much in the short amount of time that we were home. He has, however, reinforced my suspicions that I am completely clueless around newborns, haha. I was terrible at rocking and burping him.. and how the heck do I change a diaper? (Sorry, Henry!) Fortunately, my husband (who is also Henry’s godfather – and now insists on being called “The Godfather” all the time) is fabulous around newborns…so, we didn’t completely fail as an aunt and uncle. Haha.

Henry newborn photos

And my brother and sister in law are both naturals at parenting! I’ve never seen two people more relaxed and calm about having a newborn baby. (Seriously!)

henry newborn photos

This is definitely the downside to living abroad, though. My husband and I really hate not being near our family – especially Henry. It’s crazy how much he’s grown in such a short amount of time, and I don’t like thinking he may be 3 or 6 months old by the time we seem again. But, it was still great to see him so much while we were home! (And don’t grow too much until we get to see you again, little mister!)

Henry newborn christmas photos

It was also really cool too because my sister-in-law asked if I would like to take these photos of Henry while I was home. I was really excited and nervous, as I’m generally just taking photos of myself! Haha. So, this was my first venture into newborn photography…but Henry was such a good little model…I think we managed to get some pretty decent shots. 🙂

Also, if you are a blogger or newbie photographer – my 50mm f/1.8 lens was an absolute lifesaver for taking these photos! I have a Canon Rebel T5i, so specifically, I have the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Lens (and it’s one of the cheapest camera investments I’ve ever made). It’s fantastic for portrait photography and getting that “blurry” background…without spending a small fortune.

henry newborn christmas photos

This white, fuzzy blanket made for a really nice backdrop too! And it’s come in handy for flat lays as well.

Henry newborn photos

It’s hard NOT to take a good photo, though, when your model is this little cutie! 🙂 I have some more photos of him in a gallery below. I also included some photos of my sister-in-law’s family dog, Gus. We took a few snaps of him too while Henry was taking a break. (He’s a Newfoundland and is seriously the size of a Shetland pony, haha.)

Thanks for checking out my post on little Henry – even though it’s not my normal outfit or travel post! I’m really proud to be his aunt and wanted to take the chance to show him off a little. 🙂

Here are the photo props and equipment we used for his shoot, too, if anyone is interested. (Click here too for more on the cow hat, and click here for the Santa hat.)


  1. He is just so cute and sweet, wow an amazing and creative photos and such a perfect clothes for new born, love him, so happy for your family and thank you for sharing those awesome post

  2. Very cute! And I never would have guessed that you were nervous about doing photos because these seem totally professional! I totally hear you about being clueless about babies! I was once holding my friend’s son and was telling her a story. I suddenly paused and looked at the baby while stopping what I was doing because I realized in an absent minded way I petting his head like I would my dogs!! Luckily my friend thought it was hilarious! Oh babies…how alien they are! XO

    1. Aw, thank you, Lauren! Bahaha! Glad to hear I’m not the only who has no idea what to do with babies. Haha! I can’t say I’ve ever started petting one yet, though. Lol.

  3. Oh, soooo cute, so sweet! Don’t worry about not being a travel or fashion post, I really really like when it’s a family post, cause it is part of your life and a big one, by the way, a nephew! How adorable is that? He is so sweet and I loved the pictures. And a prodigy, he can roll over himself at that tender age! Your sister-in-law is very beautiful and Gus as well! It’s part of the “deal” living abroad, to miss the ones you love, but also so exciting and great to meet all later! And it makes an even better reason to go there soon, as a proud aunt and The Godfather 🙂 Loved this post ad Henry is so sweet!

    1. Oh gosh, thank you, Denise! I’m so glad you liked getting to see Henry! (And Gus!) Oh, and I should’ve specified the lovely lady in the photo with Gus…that’s my sister-in-law’s little sister, Hannah. 🙂

  4. Oh my God, you made me smile, Lindsey. Henry is so cute and adorable. I can’t believe that he is only one month old on these photos. He looks like an old soul- that expression on his face is priceless. What a precious beautiful baby he is.
    I understand that you hate being away from your family. :-))


  5. Ah! He’s so ah-dorable. I love the pictures with him in the hats! Cuteness overload!

    xx, Pia

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