Maxwell’s parents talked about how sleepy he usually is and about how they have trouble keeping him awake to EAT, especially during the daytime. HOWEVER…Max decided that deep sleep was not going to happen this day. We got him in the perfect pose on the bean bag, but the second I took my hands or his pacifier away, he started wiggling out of his pose. After being swaddled + a few feedings, we finally got him asleep and did all our wrapped prop poses. At the end, we tried again for naked baby, but he said no. Mom fed him one more time before they left…and we made the last minute decision to try again…SUCCESS! I had 2 minutes of him being happy on his tummy on the beanbag and that was all I ever wanted, haha! Thank you Max!
This is my sweet friend Val’s third baby! It took a lot of work to get Rori to sleep…we let her eat and she started snoozing, but then when I went to pose her, she decided she wanted to be awake! We found out the pacifier made her more awake, so we scrapped that idea. We decided to to swaddled poses first then, but then the problem became that she scowled whenever I had my light on her! We switched to natural light for awhile. At the end, we really tried hard for some beanbag poses on her tummy and it took a bit of work, but we prevailed! So much fun choosing out colors and setups, and getting to photograph this precious new addition…seems like just yesterday that we were announcing their pregnancy! Click here to see that post, and here to see her maternity photos.
We had a streak of babies who just didn’t want to sleep! Maverick is super cute and squishy, but after we undressed him, he just didn’t want to miss out on anything. We ended up starting with family poses, and after a few feedings, he finally fell asleep. We got several swaddled poses out of him, then went to the bean bag to finish up. Big sister Myla was very entertaining and even serenaded us with some Justin Bieber!
Sweet little Milo was the cutest and had super soft little cheeks! I loved them! He was my first baby of 2019, though he was actually born just before the new year. He was a very calm baby but just did NOT want to fall asleep. We got some awake stuff, did all the family stuff, then really tried to get him to sleep. After awhile trying to outwit him for quite some time, I re-wrapped him super snug and had momma feed him. He finally dozed off and we got several cute wrapped poses but then when I went to unwrap him and do the naked baby stuff, he couldn’t settle. Then he decided to “go” everywhere and we were done! Ha! Sweet little guy, he’s one lucky baby brother with all those big siblings!
Well friends, we’ve made it! This is the last session I had in 2018, so we are caught up to the present year finally! Miss Blakely was born just before Christmas, and I was able to meet her on the 27th for a quick newborn shoot! I photographed Blakely’s parents’ wedding a few years ago (and even her momma’s senior photos!) and was SO excited to hear that they were expecting. Blakely is just as sweet as could be expected. She didn’t want to go to sleep during the first part of our session, but I was able to sneak some photos in between her opening her eyes. Then she got hiccups so momma fed her and she was able to finally catch some Zzzz’s. She fought us a little on the last pose (on her tummy) but we were successful and got the sweetest photos of this little lady!
Oh, sweet Wilmer Dean. He was born just before Christmas, and we heard that mom and dad had sung him Christmas carols as loud as they could on the way to our session in order to keep him awake. But he still wanted to stay awake to see what was going on when he got to the studio. Mom fed him and then we ended up wrapping him and he fell asleep for awhile. We were able to get in all of our prop poses. We decided to do the beanbag last and he was NOT a fan of being on his tummy. I finally won the battle and got ONE beanbag pose out of him and then we decided to call it a day. Sweetest little squish ever! Such a cutie!
Shayleigh was such a dream baby! She was almost 2 weeks old because her momma had some complications after birth and had to go back to the hospital. Shayleigh ate when she got here for her session, then I rocked her a bit and she was out for the entire time…totally didn’t care what we did to her! Mom and Dad were super calm too and it was just a wonderful, laid-back session. I especially loved the cow props that they brought, it was so special and ADORABLE to see her in the little cow hat. And then scroll all the way to the bottom to see where we put her in her dad’s cowboy hat!
Sweet little babies! Baker and Bo did really well for their newborn photos, but we pretty much kept them wrapped up the whole time. Bo was really calm and easygoing, and Baker kept waking up and needing a little more attention…which mom said was opposite of normal! Big brother and sister did really well with their babies and were very attentive even though they are so young themselves…it was super sweet! Even though twins can be a lot harder to photograph and require some extra patience, they are seriously my favorite!
Evelyn’s momma said all she did at home was sleep and that they were so spoiled and rested. But guess what? Evelyn did NOT want to miss a thing during our session! Ha! She woke up right at the beginning so mom fed her and she zonked out. Then when I began posing her, she woke right up and wanted to be awake from then on out. We got a few naked baby shots, then wrapped her up and once mom fed her, we did minimal messing with her and she finished out her session sleeping like a champ. She kept sticking her tongue out and at one point I said “Put that tongue away” and she went ahead and immediately stuck it out ALL the way at me. We died laughing. Little miss attitude, but in the cutest way!
We began our session with a family photo that included the dog. He did really well with his dad feeding him treats and saying “stay” over and over. But Weslynn wasn’t into it. We got a few shots in that didn’t have her crying, then we called that part finished and quickly wrapped her up in a swaddle. She calmed but didn’t want to sleep for the longest time! We finally got her sound asleep and were able to do several sweet wrapped poses. At the end, we tried for on her belly and she protested majorly. We tried many times, but she was just not happy on her belly! So she got her way, but we still got super cute photos! Such a special family! The photos with her late uncle’s boots were so sentimental and sweet. So glad to capture these for them!