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Born Yesterday

sleepy little one!

Those first days are nothing but newness. Though your frazzled focus is more on feedings than photos, photographer Lisa Russo has some tips to help bang out that birth announcement.

WHEN
Snap soon. The best time to capture your peanut is in the first two weeks, before the acne or colic kicks in. Plan to shoot right after he eats. A full tummy makes for a sleepy baby and that means a sure shot.

WHAT
If snapping swaddled avoid white (too bright) or tough textures (scratchy on skin) as both blemish your baby’s beauty. Also, ditch the diaper. You want to show her precious posterior, not what brand of diapers you use.

WHERE
Stage shots with an eye toward perspective and natural lighting. Think tiny feet in big hands and use the soft light filtering through a window.

WHY
Because it’s all gone in an infant.


Too tired to DIY? Call Lisa Russo Photography (678-360-8141 or lisarussophotography.com).

This Week in Atlanta!
BAAAA
Sheep to Shawl Celebration

What:
Wee ones watch wool woven into shawls at the 19th-century Tullie Smith Farm.
Why: Sheer entertainment.
When: Sat., 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Where: Atlanta History Center, 130 W. Paces Ferry Rd., Buckhead (404-814-4000).

CATCH
Egg Drop

What: Forty thousand plastic eggs fall from the sky at this church-sponsored bunny bonanza.
Why: It’s an eggstravaganza!
When: Sat. Registration, 9 a.m.; drop, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Where: Dellinger Park, 100 Pine Grove Rd., Cartersville. Info at 678-721-2377.

SAVE
B. Braithwaite Egg Hunt

What: Up to 30 percent off at the sale where customers crack shells at checkout to discover their discounts.
Why: They’re all good eggs.
When: Fri. & Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1198 Howell Mill Rd., Westside (404-605-0963).

LOCATIONS
1198 Howell Mill Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-605-0963
130 W Paces Ferry Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-814-4000
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