photo: Angela Forker for Precious Baby Photography

There’s only so much a newborn baby can do for a photo (and most of it involves sleeping), so it’s really up to the photographer to make a baby’s picture shine. Just ask photographer Angela Forker. The New Haven, Ind. photographer doesn’t just photograph those chubby new faces; she creates whole worlds around them.

Her whimsical portraits have babies saddled onto the backs of unicorns, cradled into the trunks of elephants and swaddled tightly at the base of rainbows.

Forker told the Huffington Post that she was inspired to create her “Baby ImaginArt” after seeing Adele Enersen’s baby floor scenes, which also feature babies positioned atop intricate fabric floor sets. “Her work woke up the creativity inside of me and inspired me to try something new and exciting,” Forker said in the story.

Sure, we know all baby pictures are cute, but these pictures are in another category altogether. Scroll down to see a few of them. And you can see even more on Forker’s website or on her Facebook page.

Which picture is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below. 

All images courtesy Angela Forker/Precious Baby Photography