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Thanks so much to Laura Siebert, I have been looking for a twiggy basket for so long! And Mr. Talon looks adorable nest-led up in it, doesn’t he?  © carrie sandoval | baby

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This little beauty was 8 days old and the first of this weeks baby boom! © carrie sandoval

[ On a side note… did anyone notice that I am able to post wider images? I really dig my simple blog and was trying so hard not to switch, so I sat down and studied the code and figured out how to make it wider. I’m quite proud of myself! I can go even wider… but afraid of it spilling off laptop displays. I would love any feedback!  ]

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Little Landon just celebrated his first birthday. Isn’t he adorable?? © carrie sandoval

Oh my gauze.

January 22, 2009

So, I was in Bed Bath and Beyond today picking up some cheese cloth. Since it was only $3.99 per pack, I grabbed 5 of them. The manager of the store (I assume) was moving the stocking ladder away and he says, “Ma’am?”… “May I ask you a question?” … “What in the world are you buying so many of those for?”… “I ask because they used to collect dust, and now they just fly of the shelves.” I laughed and replied, “Well… it may be because of me (or it may be that people are putting together some mean first aid kits!).” And I went on to tell him that I wrap babies in it, I hang babies from branches in it (or, rather, in something very similar to this). Let me back up a bit… I bought yards and yards of gauze off a bolt at a fabric store in 2004 and I haven’t been able to find it again since. I still have pieces of that first sacred gauze, but it’s become quite worn. So, in the past year, I have been known to cut up $50 curtains that are similar to my original stuff. You gotta do what you gotta do! So, a good photography friend (Michelle Carr) of mine tipped me off to the cheesecloth at BB+B… “And that’s what brought me here today”. He was very intrigued, so I handed him a card so he could see this stuff in action, hehe.

I get asked what I hang the babies in daily, so I figured this would make for a good blog post. I’m not sure if I should call it gauze or cheesecloth, though. The stuff from BB+B is a bit different than my original stuff, but darn close. I will be able to better tell once I use it at a session.

I thought I would post some really old pictures. This first one (May 05) is ironically not only the first time I used the gauze, but also the first newborn that Britt and I photographed together during one of her visits! 

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I didn’t really fall in love with the stuff until I photographed my Lily wrapped in it one year later (May 06). This is one of my favorite images and this is when my gauze obsession began!

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And as you know (re: my previous post), it now has evolved into a “suspending” device. Here is one more from April 08… the original piece has seen many babies!

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Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope I was informative (whew, I think that was the most words to ever come out of my fingers!).  © carrie sandoval

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Born 01-01-09… this little guy is a night time party animal. Mom and Dad were a little tired, but it made for a fantastic photoshoot. He was putty in my hands… the entire session! As you can tell by my splash page, I love the first image. Yep, more hanging babies… I am so happy my clients are loving them… I try to make each one unique! I am also loving Brittany’s hand painted background. Proud Daddy still had his hospital bracelet on, isn’t that adorable? 2009 is off to a great start! © carrie sandoval | orange county 

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