Newborn Photos in Ho Chi Minh City


On Saturday we did a three-hour newborn and family photo session with Michelle Seltzer from Green Gate Photography. Michelle was well-prepared with a big box of cute baby accessories, blankets and swaddle cloths of different colors and textures, and a comfortable setup on a bean bag for baby to take her ‘glamour’ shots.

The photographer suggested I nurse baby beforehand, keep baby just in diaper, and turn off the AC to keep the house warm. When Michelle arrived, she set up a mini studio in our playroom to take advantage of that room’s natural light, and put on some classical music to create white noise. Arianne was totally zonked out for the first hour, which allowed Michelle to put her in some various poses on the bean bag and to take photos with different accessories. After that, we took family photos in the bedroom and with a backdrop of a blank wall.

Gabriel was a star. He did a great job holding the baby and being gentle! Not to mention those gorgeous blue eyes that light up the camera.

Here are some of the photos for you to enjoy.

See more on Michelle’s blog: Green Gate Photography

12 Comments on “Newborn Photos in Ho Chi Minh City

  1. Love them all, hope the rest are just as great.
    Really like the one where Arianne is screaming with Gabriel, he looks so cute.
    And the nose one, and the two flower headband photos.

    Guess I liked them all!

    • I’m excited to see the ones with me, you and Arianne.

  2. awesome photos cousin congra on your new baby beautiful family

  3. They all look great! The kids are adorable!

    You’re dad was telling my mom all about you guys being on House Hunters when she was in the shop. So, we obviously watched it the other night. Now I’m laughing looking at the flower windows in the picture above!

    Hope you’re all well and having fun over there!

    • Thanks for stopping by the blog! I hope you enjoyed the HHI episode. We haven’t been able to see it yet but my dad has been so excited about it he’s already watched it 3 or 4 times. And yes, those flowers do give the decision away. Maybe I should put a spoiler alert at the beginning of the post!

      You’re in the Boston area now? Hope all is well!

  4. It was very very joyful to look at the photos of your family on the photographer’s site! Like… I can really see the bond of the family members which is another perspective that I’ve never experienced before because I only see you and Mr. D.C at school as teachers.
    The photographer is indeed thoughtful about taking photos of your family.
    And.. it’s interesting to read her comment about you as a client Mrs. C 😀

    • Glad you enjoyed them! I am guessing you found it funny how I booked months in advance and organized all the outfits. You know I like everything very organized. : )

  5. So beautiful! The pictures turned out really well. I will definitely be booking a session with Michelle now.

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