GAP Model in the Making?

Lil’ J loves to pose for the camera and I love to take pictures of her, so we’re quite the team.

GAP is having a casting call for baby and kid GAP models. I went over to my friend/ photographer Tara’s house to take some of her 3 month photos today and I decided to snap a few myself while I was there (I don’t think they allow professional photos).

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Here’s some tips I’ve learned for taking pictures of my baby:

1. Natural lighting is best: I take photos outside, but in the shade so the sunlight brightens up the pictures. That way you don’t need the flash on your camera. It looks nicer and they’re almost never blurry!

2. Get real silly: I blow kisses and make faces at Lil’ J to get her to smile.
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3. Get their attention: Babies love to make eye contact so I get down on her level to get her to look in my direction–The direction of the camera.
4. Have food nearby: Lil’ J is happiest after she eats, and she likes to eat whenever I offer, so sometimes we’ll have nursing breaks, and she’s nice and stuffed after, willing to give me big smiles. I imagine it’s similar with big kids.
5. Know when to stop: Lil’ J loves taking pictures but she, like anyone else has her breaking point. I take a break and come back after a nap. (photo shoots wear her out).

Lil' J GAP Model
So how do you think I did? Not bad right? Maybe she’s a GAP model in the making?

Everyone who comments on this post before October 9th is entered to win a brand spankin’ new pair of GAP 1969 jeans. Followers and subscribers get an extra entry! Good luck!

*Thanks GAP for sponsoring this giveaway!

Johnna Renee says:

She’s so cute! Thanks for the tips!

She would be the perfect model for gap! SOO CUTE!

Hailstorm says:

She’s adorable!

SO adorable!! Definitely a model in the making 🙂

PsychoTwin says:

She’d make a great model

Super cute!
She’d make GAP ads way cute!

Rebecca O says:

OMG! She is adorable and these are great pics!! And OF COURSE she is a little GAP model in the making!

LiciaLee says:

Adorable! Good luck with the contest. I need to get mine out in the sun to take some pics. 😀


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Good Luck Lil ‘J!!!

Is this an in person casting call or a send ur picture in type thing?

You did a great job with the photo, good luck!

-M- says:

I love it! Lil’J definitely has GAP model written all over her adorable little face. 🙂

Chanel says:

Those are some really good pictures. A whole lot better than I can do. I have been trying to learn a little about photography but I need to get a better camera. I’m asking for a Cannon camera for Christmas. You baby girl is so photogenic.

Erin says:

I think you should be mother/daughter GAP models because you’re looking so good after just giving birth!

RitanSands says:

what a cutie! love her jenn! she totally looks gap!

allisa says:

You’re little baby sure knows how to work the camera! Sweet thing!

Emily says:

enjoy posing her and taking easy pictures NOW! hahaha, wait till she’s mobile and won’t sit still… then they’ll all be blurry lol 🙂 and – cute pics!

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Emily says:

sure I’ll enter 😉 I follow/subscribe!

jenn says:

I love it! And those are great photo tips, I really need to practice more.

ophiophi89 says:

I think you did an awesome job! Thank you very much for the tips, I shall keep them in mind when I have a little dear. She could totally be a GAP model!

Quiana says:

i believe in lil j!

Mrs. K says:

She’s adorable. You did good snapping those pix and of course Lil J’ was a natural. I hope you win because you have a darling of a little girl 🙂

Chantel says:

You know, I would say being full is the same with big kids, but I have one, and he gets really silly after eating during pictures. Our newborn photo session for my youngest son, my oldest was falling and jumping and running and making extremely goofy faces. It took quite awhile to get a good shot. The rest is a beautiful mess.

Ashton says:

I like the one where you’re down with her trying to make her smile 😉 I’d send that in with the one you did! Nice job!

Ashton says:

and of course you know I’m a follower! 🙂 Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Michelle says:

She’s a natural! Love it. I follow you, too.

heather says:

love this! I follow too.

Becca says:

She is totally ready for the start of her modeling career. She has to save up for college somehow, right?

McFamily says:

Definitely a winner in my book-great job!

McFamily says:

I’m a follower too!

Love this giveaway! She could definitely be a gap model. Absolutely adorable!

MsBabyPlan says:

I always said she loved the camera! She is going to be a cute baby model, with her sweet smile!

MsBabyPlan says:

I am sure other mothers would love to read the tips about how you take photos of Lil J. Please come and link it up on Thoughtful Wednesday Blog Hop on my blog :)!

Stephanie says:

Great giveaway! And such a cute baby too!

Oh my what beautiful photos! Lil J is so photogenic! She has the most beautiful skin!! Thanks for the photo tips!!

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Beth says:

Adorable! And I read your blog in google reader…

Jennifer says:

She is so cute. I love her. And you did a great job too.

Travis says:

adorable! Thanks for the giveaways; I’m a follower too!

Lindsey says:

This is so cute! I have taken so many pictures of my daughter… another baby – a boy this time – on the way in January and I know I”ll be snapping pictures left and right again. 🙂 So much fun.

Lindsey says:

I’m a follower and email subscriber, too!

She is so beautiful! Definitely a GAP model in the making 🙂

Claire says:

so cute! that last photo is great.

Amanda S. says:

She’s adorable! Great tips! 🙂

melifaif says:

She did wonderfully!!!! Love it. Thanks for the tips…I am learning. I thought Layla would be the perfect GAP model, but they never bit! I tried. Maybe I will try again…she looks super cute in her GAP skinnies…

melifaif says:

And of course I follow you…for a long time now!

Mysharona says:

She’s ready for her closeup!

keyalus says:

Love (and need) the photo tips!

keyalus says:

I’m a GFC follower.

Kimberly says:

Wow she’s so big already! She’s going to be crawling in no time!

Heather M says:

She is absolutely adorable!

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Heather M says:

I’m a follower as well

YUMMama says:

She certainly a model in the making!!

Such great pictures! I love her cute headband. Did you make it??

Felicia K. says:

Yes, for sure a model in training!

Carrie says:

She has GAP model written all over that beautiful face!

Carrie says:

I am also a follower

Ro says:

Awww Shes so cute!! I miss the days when Eden would sit still for a photo lol… No More! Enjoy!

rainbowlens says:

The first pic is TOO cute!


rainbowlens says:

I subscribe through Google Reader, woo-hoo!

I would totally vote for her, if there was someplace to vote- she’s make an awesome Gap model!

Also, I wasn’t able to sign out my husband from Google just now, so here is my email address: butterflyrouge(at)yahoo(dot)com


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BabyElan says:

She’s so adorable! Love the “Know When To Stop” tip…I always keep shooting pics and shooting pics wondering why they keep crying and won’t sit still anymore. 🙂

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Mama B says:

I think you’ve got a little model on your hands! and I really could use some new GAP jeans 🙂

Mama B says:

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Mindy says:

How fun!!! I love the GAP!

Mindy says:

I am a subscriber too!

Melissa says:

Google friend follower –

mickeyfan says:

Your baby is so adorable. Those cheeks just beg to be pinched.

Melissa says:

She just looks SO happy that you’re entertaining her and making her giggle!

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Melissa says:

And I also follow via GFC (Melissa O.)

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Joy says:

What a sweet girl…its wonderful to capture her in pics you can enjoy forever as she grows.

Kaydence says:

simply adorable!


Elena says:

Great pics! Thanks for the contest!

hiann88 says:

She is adorable. Very good pictures. Nice tips.

Nanette says:

What a sweetheart and the pictures are adorable.

jennem says:

So super cute! Look at those eyes!
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loni says:

What a great opportunity at the casting call! good luck!

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Donna says:

She is so cute! Thanks for the tips, and good luck with the GAP model contest!

hbbs55 says:

I just love pics of kids, super cute, your dausghter is beautiful

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Great tips and pics. She is adorable! trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

wgbc1446 says:

Thanks for the tips! Your baby is beautiful and your pictures are very good. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kerry says:

I agree with you – outdoor pictures always turn out the best!

Alisha L. says:

Aww, love Lil’ J..The way you dress her is too cute!

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hity88 says:

She is very beautiful. I wish her and you the best. Good tips.

Rebekah says:

I lover her headband. Beautiful!

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I’m a follower

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codi says:

I’d love to win a brand new pair of Gap 1969 jeans, and your baby is beautiful! Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

Awesome blog and thanks for the giveaway!
Would love, love, LOVE to win this!

Krista says:

Thanks for the photo tips! I’m also addicted to taking pictures of my baby girl!

Krista says:

I follow your blog!

Carolsue says:

The Gap Selvage jeans are adorable!
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Jennai says:

Your daughter is absolutely adorable! I’d like to win some of these jeans! Thanks.
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wildcat32 says:

Your daughter is so cute. I love the headband.
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sarah says:

Very cute, and great photography tips!

Becca Ann says:

She is such a cutie!!

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Laura says:

Lil’ J is definitely a supermodel in the making!

Claire says:

She’s adorable! Is the casting call open to voting?

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chucosgirl says:

You did a beautiful job (chucosbabygirl(at)yahoo(dot)com)

Hotsnotty2 says:

She’s darling! Thanks for the tips and the chance to win!

sarah says:

You gave me my cute baby fix for today!

Aisling says:

You did great and your daughter is adorable! Thanks for the tips too.

Abby says:

Cute pictures!!

dddiva says:

Thanks for the tips – and she is absolutely precious- a diva in the making for sure. 😉

Viva says:

She’s adorable, great pic and tips.

Viva says:

I follow via GFC

Diane52 says:

She’s too cute and thank you for the helpful information
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Thanks for the chance! Super cute pics!
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Erin says:

Thank you for the lovely giveaway.

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Erin says:

I follow you via Google Friend Connect (Sewmuchstuff).

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Lovin’ the photography tips!

She’s so cute. I love the little skirt she has on.


I’m a follower.


She is so adorable! I love seeing all of her pictures! I would be so excited to try the Curvy 1969 Gap Jeans!

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kerri69 says:

She is beautiful and would be perfect Good Luck

Valancia says:

I’ve never been to Gap, precious picture, jeans rock

She is so precious! I love her little outfit.

AmyLynn says:

Thanks for the photo tips! My sister and I went in together to get a new Nixon D3000 camera (we are newbies)…so this tips will come in very handy. I think your photos turned out super cute! 🙂

AmyLynn says:

I’m following your blog via gfc.

Tracey says:

It’s almost impossible to take a bad photo of a child. Unless you leave the lenscap on or get your finger in front of the viewfinder. Children are always interesting to photograph.

turboterp says:

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe how adorable she is!

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I follow you on Facebook (Melissa D—–) and GFC, too. Thank you!

carolpie says:

You did great and she is a real doll!

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Mtlgrl4evr says:

Super cute 🙂 Love the headband!

Alice says:

best gap model ever :0)

What a little cutie!! Totally a gap girl

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What a sweetie! I miss my boys being little.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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gnwg says:

She’s adorable:) I love the little rose headband!
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Karen Leah says:

She is absolutely adorable! Great pics =)

Twincere says:

Adorable! I just want to snuggle the cutie!


michtuck says:

She is adorable! Great job!

michtuck says:

I’m a follower on GFC.

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I’m an email subscriber too!

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Bacallsmom says:

I love those little headbands on babies.

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So precious! suelee1998 @

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Pamela S says:

Great tips. Love the last pic (close up) with her arms crossed and the wrist flexed. So cute! Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

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She is super cute and definitely Model material!!

She’s such a cute baby.

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Jinxy and Me says:

What adorable pictures! Thanks for the giveaway.

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I’m following your blog in Google Friend Connect.

scarter305 says:

She would be the cutest model Gap could get!!

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Those are clear and simple tips. Thank you for sharing! Your Lil’ J is adorable. goodwitchglinda at gmail dotcom

Atreau says:

Great job! A model in training.

purango says:

Your daughter is so cute. The pictures must be beautiful.

Aww, she’s so cute!

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naynays1 says:

Your pictures are really good and your little one is adorable. Best of luck.

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GFC follower

mogrill says:

Such a cute baby!!
Thanks for the chance.

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