First baby shoot, please C&C

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    HI there, here are a couple of baby shots and one of the baby's big sister I took at the clients home earlier this week. Please let me know what you think and what I can work on in both pre and post processing. Thanks for your help!
     

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    I always have to beg people to look at my posts, I'm being a whiney photographer now! Someone helpme out!
     
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    Well, the first is very soft, I cannot see if the focus is anywhere. The second is not really sharp, either, and although they say that baby pics may be soft, I am not sure this softness works against an all black background? If they were "highkey" ... then yes. But these are not.

    The colour pic of the girl is nice, but presented as a very small version, so it is hard to tell ... her eyes look very clear, though.
     
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    You are always the one to comment so I stop whining LaFoto, Thank you! I am starting to think that my work is just bad and that is why no one comments unless I beg!
     
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    I also found the first 2 a little soft but do like them, especially the first one and the one of the girl
     
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    I think you have a good eye for detail and compostion, just need to practice a little more. The baby is really cute with that winking eye! As the other posters said, they are soft but are too small to really give alot of help your way. The last one is really nice from what I can see. The girl is beautiful and the color looks good. I personally would have stood her several feet in front of the bushes, ect and had it more of a blurred background, instead it looks kind of snapshot-ish without much DOF. A really nice tight shot of her face filling the frame would have been great to show off personality and those gorgeous eyes. I think you should work with a tripod when possible- it will dramatically increase the sharpness in photos. I know its not very possible with kids or awake babies too much though. Keep it up!
     
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    Thank you so much for your help. What do you think of this? Does the post processing make it more of a portrait than a snapshot? I love using my DOF, this little one was moving so much it was hard to change my settings and get her in focus. Thanks again for your help.
     

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    Nice pp-work, though some of her hair got blurred along with the background, while her little hand (behind the hair!) is sharp. You might want to work on that part (and look at the blurred lock on the left, too).
     
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    I'd try that second shot of the feet as a square crop. I like the one of the little girl. It doesn't scream snapshot to me, but there is something about it that seems a little off. Perhaps stellar gal is right and you just need a bit more DOF.
     

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