Precious Newborn with a Family Dog Portraits | Alhambra Newborn and Pet Photographer

Remember the family dog, Rusty, the lovable fox-red Lab that wanted to take pictures with his mommy’s big belly?  Well, this time, he brought his new sister, Kirsten, to my studio for a newborn session when she was just 9 days old for more pictures! Wow, this dog loves to have his picture taken!! =)

Prior to the session, her mom, who is also one of my good friends, told me, “I don’t know how you’re gonna photograph her…. she cries so much!! You gotta do the session in 30 minutes, Cathy!!”.  Yeah right!! LOL!  Newborn sessions usually takes up to 4 hours, due to necessary feeding and diapering time for the baby and (much needed) breaks for the parents.  Include a dog and it may take even longer.  However, unlike what her mom was expecting, Kirsten slept like a charm pretty much throughout the entire session.  I started photographing her, while Rusty was still checking out our place.  His dad took him out for a long walk before he joined us for the family portraits, which turned out to be a great idea as he was more calm and cooperative.  He basically took a nap during the session.  I especially LOVE the image of Kirsten and Rusty sleeping and snuggling together =)  Aren’t they adorable?!   Remember Rusty’s “lap” command?  Thanks to his parents, the training not only allowed me to capture some cute maternity portraits, but also some sweet newborn portraits.  Rusty gently put his head on Kirsten’s back and took a nap together.  I have no doubt that “Big Brother” Rusty will not only be her best friend, but look out for her and protect her as well!

Welcome to the world, little Kirsten! Thanks to Kirsten’s parents and Rusty for letting me meet their precious new family member.  I hope you love these images as much as I do!

Precious Asian Newborn Baby Girl sleeping in the picture taken by Los Angeles (Alhambra) Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Precious Asian Newborn Baby Girl smiling in the picture taken by Los Angeles (Alhambra) Newborn Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Newborn with a Family Dog Portrait | Los Angeles (Alhambra) Newborn and Pet Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Newborn with a Family Dog Portrait | Los Angeles (Alhambra) Newborn and Pet Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Precious Asian Newborn Baby Girl wrapped with pink stretched wrap sleeping in the antique soda box in the picture captured by Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley Newborn Photographer, Pet Photographer, Family Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Precious Asian Newborn Baby Girl wrapped with pink stretched wrap sleeping in the antique soda box in the black and white picture captured by Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley Newborn Photographer, Pet Photographer, Family Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
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Precious Asian Newborn Baby Girl in a pink diaper sleeping in the family portrait, which includes the mom, dad, and her family dog, a Labrador, in the picture captured by Pasadena, south Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley Newborn Photographer, Pet Photographer, Family Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
Precious Asian Newborn Baby Girl in a pink diaper sleeping in the family portrait while dad and mom are kissing her head in the picture captured by Pasadena, south Pasadena, Alhambra, San Gabriel Valley Newborn Photographer, Pet Photographer, Family Photographer, Cathy Murai Photography
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If you have family dogs and want to include them in your newborn session or family session, feel free to invite them!  They are family too!!   Today, I am photographing a newborn boy with a dog PLUS their 2 year old sister!  This is going to be a challenge for me.  Wish me good luck!!

Beth | Daily Dog Tag - February 12, 2013 - 1:17 pm

What a great family shoot!

cathy - February 22, 2013 - 9:36 am

Many thanks, Beth!

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