November 2012

Month: November 2012

New Addition: This Sweet Baby Boy

With much joy, my brother and his beautiful wife recently welcomed the addition of this tiny, perfect newborn to their family. We are all beyond thrilled for them. Yesterday we fit in an impromtu photo shoot for some lovely new products (coming soon), and I could not get enough of his sweet little self. Blame me?

(Little Man is wrapped in our gorgeous cable knit blanket. It has awesome drape & stretch qualities…perfect for swaddling!)

Allanah Samantha in the Clarice Christening Gown

Your Christening Gowns: Alannah Samantha

Allanah Samantha in the Clarice Christening Gown

Precious Alannah Samantha in our Clarice Christening Gown: what a beautiful smile she has! Her mother, Samantha, shares:

“My mother…recently ordered from your website for my daughter Alannah Samantha’s Christening. It was held at St. Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Church in the Bronx, the same church my brother/my daughters Godfather, and myself were baptized at. The day was also special because it was her Godmother’s Birthday. It was a beautiful family affair and I can’t thank your company enough for helping us complete the day. Alannah looked like a precious angel!

Myself and my family would like to thank you for delivering a truly exceptional quality dress and accessories for such a memorable day!

Warmest Regards,
Samantha, Alannah Samantha, & Marcella (Very Proud Grandma)

Ps. We would like to send an extra special thank you to Jenny, for making sure everything arrived just in time!”

Holiday Baby Dresses & Outfits at One Small Child

7 Steps to Beautiful Baby Holiday Portraits

With the big Holidays upon us, it’s not too late to throw together a sweet portrait for card-sending or gift-giving. Whether you’re working with a professional or putting together an impromptu shoot on your own, these steps will help you get the job done:

1-Pick an outfit. It can be fancy & formal holiday attire, or simple with a hint of holiday color.

2-Think about your background. Christmas lights, pretty patterned fabric, chalkboard, outdoor, front porch, back-alley…the options are limitless!

3-Grab some props. Ornaments, candy canes, little chalkboards, pillows, garlands, variations on the trendy mustache, wrapped gifts…again, if you can imagine it, it can work.

4- Timing is everything. Make sure you’re hitting the kiddos’ happy time! Timing is important when it comes to lighting too: you’ll need to pay attention to the natural light from your windows for indoor shots, and dusk is best for outdoor shots.

5-Have some attention-grabbers on hand. Squeaky toys, funny faces…whatever works to bring a smile to that sweet face.

6-Snap a LOT of photos. More often than not, it takes a TON of shots to get one that’s just right.

7-Pick your winner and go with it. Now that you’ve done the work, print and share it. Portraits make lovely gifts…and there are so many fun ways to enjoy them in your own home too!

For more ideas, we’ve put together a Pinterest Board with many ideas to spark your creativity.

Oh, and if you’re still in need of something special for your little one to wear for portraits or to that big party, consider our beautiful selection of baby holiday dresses & outfits.