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Top Secret Personal Project – Newborn Models needed!

As I mentioned on the Lovely Day Photo Facebook page yesterday, 2013 will come with a few changes, but beyond changes I am pleased to announce that I will be taking on a least one personal photography series.  It has been almost 10 years since I’ve had time or inspiration for a personal project, but I have an amazing idea and can’t wait to get started on it!


Throughout the year I will be working on a top secret personal project and will need the assistance of quite a few newborn models.  Right now I know that I will need 5-10 newborns (not all at one time).  The hardest part is going to be finding exactly the right newborn to fill each session/shoots needs.   Below you fill find a list of all of the newborn models I’m looking for.


1. I will need a chubby newborn boy. (I mean CHUBBY, like 10lb+)

2. A redheaded newborn girl… What can I say, I’m partial to redheads! ;)

3. Triplets.  Preferably all girls or all boys and would be thrilled if I found a set of each.  This might be the hardest spot to fill.  If we get near the end of the year and I still haven’t found someone I might need three moms to come in together for this session.

4. A long/tall thin newborn boy.

5. Average sized newborn boy.

6. A dark haired newborn girl. (preferably with a lot of hair)

7. An averaged size newborn girl.


All participants will receive a free session (not including the session I need them for) and one signed 8×10 of the final print used in the series.   All participants will be sworn to secrecy until the project is complete and I can showcase the entire series together.

I am still collecting materials for this project and don’t anticipate being ready to get things started until the beginning of March.  My goal is to do 1 session a month until the project is complete.  The list is not in order and I realize that you cannot predict the color of your newborn’s hair, length or weight.  Therefore the more people that know about this project the better!  All newborn models except the triplets will need to be 10 days old or less to help ensure a peaceful sleeping baby.

If you would like to be on the model list please comment below with your due date.  Once your baby is born please email me if you think your baby will fit the criteria, along with a picture (it can be a cell phone photo). I will continue to update this list throughout the year each time a spot is filled or if I need additional models.

I am so beyond excited for this project and can’t wait to show you all the final series at the end of the year!!!


All the best,


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  • tracy besant

    Baby girl coming, csection scheduled March 28! Count us in!ReplyCancel

  • Congrats on a baby GIRL Tracy! Good luck with delivery and remember to send me a photo once she is born. If I haven’t already photographed a newborn for the project that month I will be happy to consider her! I’m sure she will be perfect, both your boys are.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Powell

    Baby girl due March 12!ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Park

    Baby Boy, due March 26thReplyCancel

  • Jessica B

    Baby due May 28th – we are not finding out the sex but if you are still in need at that time maybe our baby will meet one of your criteria :-)ReplyCancel

  • Callie Williams

    Baby Williams expected March 8…don’t know the sex!ReplyCancel

  • Sara

    July 16thReplyCancel

  • Aubrey Rose

    Due May 21 with a BOY! Would loooove to do this!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, look at all these March due dates. Thanks for the quick responses so far. This is truly going to help me plan each session through the rest of the year. Keep the comments coming, even if you don’t know what you are having!ReplyCancel

  • Christine hein

    I am due feb 2nd with a baby boyReplyCancel

  • Melissa

    Baby girl due January 28ReplyCancel

  • Nanci nunweiler

    Due early July. Don’t find out the sex until mid February! My sister is good friends with Laura Worden and she forwarded this onto me!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Janese

    Due March and expecting a big baby boy! Maybe we can be your chunky baby!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie

    Due mid-late June with a surprise baby! Would be happy to join!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Glenn

    My baby boy is due march 28, 2013. I will let you know when he is born.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Zaluski

    April 1ReplyCancel

  • Samantha Olsen

    Baby boy due march 30th. Would love to help!ReplyCancel

  • Angela Magee

    Baby girl due Feb 17th. I know you said maybe not starting until March, but maybe she will fit your criteria!ReplyCancel

  • Samantha bryk

    Baby boy due January 14thReplyCancel

  • melissa pazderski

    I am having a boy due in June! Would Love to help out! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Casper

    I have triplets that are three months old but they were obviously born premature. Their corrected age is 2 weeks. Two boys and a girl, and my daughter is also growing red hair it appears ;) I know you were looking for very newborns, but thought I would put it out thereReplyCancel

  • Erin G

    Baby coming in July. Last baby was long and lean and I have three red-headed sisters, so definite potential for a red-head in this one!ReplyCancel

  • Erin

    Baby due early September. I know this is later than most, but we just found out and I just saw this :). Who knows if baby will be a boy or a girl, but we already have two boys so maybe a girl! Lol.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    Baby due beginning of September! Don’t know gender yet but thought I’d tell ya! Sounds like you’re going to have lots of fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica J

    I am having a girl due march 20, 2013. I will send a photo if she meets any requirements.ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin

    Hi!!! I’m due April 16th, having a baby girl. I will submit a picture once she arrives and hopefully she meets your criteria.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley Rosenbrock

    Baby girl due June 14.ReplyCancel

  • Monica S.

    I am due June 28th. I don’t know the sex, but will next week!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica and Jason Ryder

    Hello Melissa,
    Glad to hear you’re doing well! Jason and I will be expecting our first, a baby girl, the first week of June! Perhaps we will be of help!ReplyCancel

  • Carly Quilty

    Hi there, our son was born feb 10th and was 8 weeks preemie. He was a delivered by c-section and is still only 2.5kg.ReplyCancel

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