Friday, August 2, 2019

Willow's Newborn Shoot

Josie Balka, Kelton Balka, Willow Balka
Isn't she just darling? Josie and Kelton Balka did a newborn photo shoot with Taryn yager. Willow is two weeks old.

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Photo courtesy of tarynyagerphotography.com, Josie and Kelton Balka

45 comments:

  1. You can write Josie, Kelton and Willow Balka, instead of writing Balka 3 times

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    1. Yeah but writing the last name out so many times helps the tags show up better in search results.

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    2. I think the surnames have been used three times because they are then more effective for directing people here through internet searches. If she just wrote ‘Josie’, the page would be unlikely to come up as a suggestion for someone googling ‘Josie Balka’, if that makes sense.

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    3. Seriously, that's all you have to say. Good grief.

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    4. Oh my word. Why do you Care?

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    5. Josie Kelton and Willow y'all started a wonderful family God has blessed you both. Dont rush the growing up they will go row fast enough. May the Lord keep you and hide you always

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    6. Wow, rather than congratulations it's a critique on how to write a post? Really? Congratulations Josie Balka, Melton Balka and Willow Balka!!!!

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    7. Melton Balka :P :D

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    8. God blessing your loving family

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    9. A beautiful picture willow a cute baby may god bless

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  2. A beautiful picture! Willow has her father's lips.

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  3. Mary from MichiganAugust 1, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    She is such a beautiful baby! I know you are loving this !!

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  4. Awww.....willow is adorable 😊

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  5. thats a beautiful picture, so precious

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  6. MO- Just precious! At this point, Willow looks like her daddy to me. But babies do change as they grow. :o)

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  7. omgoodness, she looks just like Kelton! 😃

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  8. Congratulations to you both! God is Glorious in his beautiful work.She is adorable!

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  9. Nice photos. I have a question....is it a southern tradition to swaddle the baby so tightly that it looks like bean with a head? I know Erin does that as well for pictures. It is just something not done where I live so I find it unusual. Just wondering...not criticizing.

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    1. Maybe in some parts of the south but not all....

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    2. Not a southern thing, it’s just trendy in baby photo shoots right now. It’s a more natural look so the clothing doesn’t distract from the baby. Like the naked baby picture trend of the past we’re meant to do, only covering the baby.

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    3. I’m in washington and it’s a thing here, too. I’m in my 40s now so I wouldn’t know it since none of my friends are having babies but the photographer we use for family photos posts her shoots online and all her newborn ones have some swaddled just like this in a neutral fabric.

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    4. That’s how you’re supposed to swaddle a baby, it has nothing to do with being southern lol

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    5. Maybe it's the photographer's thing, not a southern thing?

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    6. Tight swaddling like this is now considered dangerous in my country. Again, not a criticism, just an observation.

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    7. Southern born and raised here. I never swaddled my daughters like that. They hated being swaddled and I hated how uncomfortable it looked.

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    8. Babies have been swaddled for centuries. This was just for a short time while they did the photo shoot. She was fine.

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    9. Swaddling your baby has been done for years. Go to any photography site and look at their newborn shots.. all tightly wrapped ~ it’s just getting them adjusted to bring out of the womb ...

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    10. not as single one of mine could stand to be swaddled, much less as tightly as willow is swaddled! i have claustrophobia so i hated doing it but the hospital preferred it so we did until they came home. then we put them in a onesie with legs and feet and it worked much better for them

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    11. While there are a few babies who don’t like to be swaddled, most do as it replicates being in the womb, keeping the baby’s arms and legs close to their body, and can help them sleep better.

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    12. Yes, swaddling has been done for thousands of years, but this new kind of swaddling seems to be tighter than I've seen before. A bean with a head is a good description.

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    13. 2:26, this is normal swaddling, and the baby looks nothing like “a bean with a head”.

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  10. So precious!! Congratulations 💟

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  11. Beautiful family photo!!! Willow is adorable!

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  12. What a precious Angel. Truly a beautiful baby. Congrats and Blessings to you all❤

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  13. Just beautiful I love this picture

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  14. Ridiculousness : swaddling a Baby helps them feel secure : Josie is a great Mom #BatesBatesBates beautiful baby Princess 💖💖💖

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  15. Congratulations to you both on the birth of baby Willow. She’s just precious. God bless you all. God is truly good. ❤️

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  16. Beautiful family! Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Balka

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  17. Congrats! It think Josie looks like Alyssa in this photo.

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  18. Happy Birthday girlfriend!!

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