On September 21, 2015 at 6:57pm my wife and I were blessed with a beautiful, tiny baby girl we named Kiana Sophie.  5 pounds, 7 oz. 18 inches long.

Portrait of our one day old newborn baby daughter picture at Randall Childrens Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland.

The morning after her birth, I held Kiana against my bare chest and we watched her first Oregon sundrise from our window high up at the Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emmanuel in downtown Portland. (You can click on the images below to see larger versions).

Picture of sunrise from inside the Randall Childrens Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland the morning of the birth of our newborn baby daughter.

And, of course, what kind of photographer-father would I be it I didn’t schedule a newborn session with my daughter?  In fact, we scheduled many of them, and I did things to my poor girl that I swore I would never do before becoming a parent!

Portrait of a newborn baby picture with wood floor and beige knit hat.

Newborn baby portrait with sleeping baby picture with beige knit hat and posed hands.

Portrait of a posed newborn baby thinking picture with beige knit hat.

Like I made her wear some pretty silly hats…

Portrait of a sleeping newborn baby picture in a white cloth and posed in purple knit hat.

Portrait of a posed newborn baby picture with a purple knit hat.

Portrait of a sleeping newborn baby picture with a brown fur hat and white flower.

Portrait of a newborn baby with picture in a brown hat sleeping with posed hands.

And I made her pretty in pink.

Portrait of a newborn baby wrapped in a pink cloth picture with posed tiny fingers and a headband with rose.

Portrait of a newborn baby wrapped in pink pictured with antique white headband with rose.

Stuck her in a birds nest.

Portrait of a newborn sleeping baby picture laying posed in a twig nest.


Propped her up in a basket.

Newborn baby portrait picture sleeping posed in a bucket with teddy bear, knit hat, and braids.


and made her pose with our childhood stuffed animals.

Portrait of a newborn baby sleeping in a bucket picture with two stuffed teddy bears and wooden blocks.

If only the love we feel for this beautuful newborn baby girl could be described by a set of photographs.

Headshot portrait of a newborn baby sleeping in a white cloth on grey blanket.