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28 June 2017

Jake’s First Swim! | LoveMelanique



Jake is now 6 weeks old and we got the go ahead from our doctor that he can go for his first swim in the ocean after he was all healed up from his circumcision, which he had at 8 days old. She said that we should wait until he’s six months to take him into the pool because of the amounts of chlorine. 

We got Jake all lathered up in his ‘Think Baby’ sunscreen and this really helped keeping his sensitive baby skin from being sunburned. As baby’s skin are still so sensitive at this age and their temperatures can easily drop, we didn’t keep him in for long periods of time. Once we got him out we washed him off in normal water and immediately wrapped him up in his towel and allowed him to rest for a bit. We repeated this about 3 times. 

He absolutely loved his first swim and I firmly believe that it is a result of LOVING bath time so much! It was an amazing experience watching our son take his first swim. It was the first of many more things to come. Please share your baby’s first swim experience!

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26 June 2017

Welcome to the World Jake Lucas Gotlieb! | LoveMelanique


We are so happy to formally introduce everyone to our nautical, island baby, Jake Lucas Gotlieb! These photos are from his one month photoshoot. OMG, I cant believe it either; my little boy is already one month old! For his one month shoot, I went with nautical, sailor themed outfit because not only is it so adorable, but he is an island boy who lives on the beach after all. 

I shot these photos in his nursery with my photo equipment. Here’s what I used to shoot:

Camera- Nikon D5200
Studio Photography Soft Box Lighting Kit- PBL Studio Lighting Kit 
Studio Photography Backdrop- Slow Dolphin
Product Photography Table- ePhotoInc Product Photography Table 
Faux Fur Mat- OULII Baby Photo Mat

We all know taking pictures of a newborn is NOT the easiest thing today, so we have to find ways to make it work. That being said I think they came out great and absolutely LOVE them! Let me know what you guys think and I hope that you enjoy the photos of Jake! 

P.S.- You guys know I had to throw a few screaming baby faces in there, and I think it is just the cutest thing EVER!

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