Baylor | Newborn

Disclaimer: This will be at the beginning of all my posts until quarantine is over. I just wanted to reassure you that here at Gina Dreher Photography, we are taking all precautions and following the state’s Stay-At-Home order. These photos were taken back in 2019…I’ve just been so swamped that I haven’t had a chance to share them until now. -Gina

Baylor was such an easy, precious baby! She was a tiny thing to start, weighing in at around 6 and a half pounds. She had gorgeous skin and such cute little features. When she arrived, she was asleep and she just stayed asleep for the first 3/4 of the session. Her arms would just flop all over, she was just dead weight which is so perfect for posing! At the end, we tried to get her naked and she was not having it. After a couple of feedings, we got a few naked shots out of her before deciding to call it a day! I absolutely loved this session…it was one of my favorites of 2019!

Lucy | Newborn

Disclaimer: This will be at the beginning of all my posts until quarantine is over. I just wanted to reassure you that here at Gina Dreher Photography, we are taking all precautions and following the state’s Stay-At-Home order. These photos were taken back in 2019…I’ve just been so swamped that I haven’t had a chance to share them until now. -Gina

Lucy is an amazing miracle! Her momma contacted me after she was already almost 2 weeks old…they hadn’t thought they would get to do newborn photos due to Lucy being in the NICU, but she surprised everyone by being able to come home earlier than planned. So we snuck her in for a session and she is just my favorite. Once I convinced her that a swaddle was a good thing, she fell into a deep sleep for most of our prop poses. Lucy even SMILED for the very first click of the shutter! She wasn’t a fan of being on her tummy so after trying unsuccessfully to pose her on her tummy, we decided she was just too uncomfortable and we finished up with some awake shots. Lucy is the youngest of 8 and is so very loved! I got to see her again this year for my Valentine’s Minis and it was so fun to see how much she’d grown.

Arhan | Newborn

Disclaimer: This will be at the beginning of all my posts until quarantine is over. I just wanted to reassure you that here at Gina Dreher Photography, we are taking all precautions and following the state’s Stay-At-Home order. These photos were taken back in 2019…I’ve just been so swamped that I haven’t had a chance to share them until now. -Gina

Do you see all this hair?! We were so excited when Arhan showed up for his session sporting that amazing head of hair. He and his parents and grandparents traveled 3 hours for his session, so at first Arhan was ready to be awake after a long car nap! Mom fed him and he seemed sleepy so we began posing but he quickly made it evident that he wanted to eat more! I wrapped him up more tightly and mom fed him again. After the second feeding, he was a perfect angel! He loved his wrapped poses, and made us work a little for the unwrapped ones at the end but we won! It was SO special to have his grandparents here from India for his session, and I’m so glad that they jumped in a few of the photos. Seeing how in love they are with their first grandbaby brought tears to my eyes! I wasn’t sure if they’d want to be posted here, so I just kept those few photos private.

Sara + Aaron | Belly

Remember how I used to blog EVERY single session? I counted it up and guess how many sessions I am behind in blogging? 50? Nope, higher. 78? Nope. 125? Higher. The answer my friends is 192. ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY TWO. It makes me feel like I need to employ a person full-time to get me caught up and my enneagram 3 personality (see last post) makes me want to die from the inability to cross these blogs off my to do list.

I digress. With a lack of new content to share with you all AND with a bit more time on my hands (although homeschooling my children + the sanity-keeping breaks from that keep me a bit busier than I expected) due to the whole Coronavirus pandemic, I am going to TRY to start on my backlog of blog posts!

I figured it would be fun to start with this spring maternity session that happened pretty much exactly a year ago! If you’ve been outside at all, you’ll notice that the trees are starting to bloom like this again, which is so exciting! The little baby in that belly is now over 9 months old, and she is darling! I’ve had the privilege of photographing her every 3 months starting when she was born, so keep an eye out for her beautiful face to show up here!

Jordyn | Newborn

Jordyn was a dream baby! She arrived asleep and never woke up. Her only hang up was that she wanted her hands balled into fists the whole time. But she was super floppy and fine with whatever! Big sister Jacey was amazing for just being newly 2 and she held her baby sister like a pro, doing everything we asked! Such a cute little family…love that I’ve been able to photograph both their babies!

Mason | Newborn

Mason was such a little sweetheart!! We were taking photos within 5 minutes of their arrival. For those of you unfamiliar with how these types of sessions work: usually they arrive, sometimes they eat for 10-15 minutes, then we spend another 15-30 minutes getting them to sleep, before we ever even begin posing. Once posing starts, it takes 5-10 minutes for babies to calm and settle in. But seriously…Mason was sleepy when he arrived and pretty much stayed asleep when we started posing, so I was able to start capturing his precious face right away. He was surprisingly strong…he held his head up a lot, and he refused to let us straighten his fingers most of the time. So curly fingers it was! It was also great meeting his mom and dad for the first time…we even discovered that his dad and I had lived in the same apartment complex in Manhattan, just a few years apart! Small world.

Daxton | Newborn

We fell in love with Daxton! He was just so chill and easygoing, he even kept posing his hands just perfect for me. We started the session awake after his feeding, with family photos. Big bro wasn’t into being forced into photos, so attempts 1-8 failed, but we finally got our one shot we needed! Dad left with big siblings and we finished up with a sleepy Daxton. It was so interesting to hear the story of the journey his momma had in her pregnancies. Both heartbreaking and redeeming. Loved meeting this family!

Quentin | Newborn

This sweet little buddy arrived at his session completely asleep, and we were able to get our beanbag poses done pretty fast! We quickly found out that he was NOT a fan of his elbows being out away from his body, he needed them tucked in tight. We got through most of our poses pretty easily, but when we tried to put him on his belly, he decided he was done and needed a meal. Momma fed him for awhile, then he got hiccups and it was all over. We finished up with some awake poses in a sweet little onesie that mom brought. He was definitely a little rockstar! I loved meeting this family, and hearing their journey to their rainbow baby! <3

Caleb | Newborn

This is probably one my most favorite sessions to blog of all time! And possibly the longest newborn post ever. My nephew Caleb was born in January, and my mom and I flew out to Denver to meet him and stay with my brother + his family for several days in February. We had so much fun snuggling with him and hanging out with his big brother and sister. Caleb was a month old, so a little older than I usually photograph newborns, but since we were staying with them, we could kinda follow his schedule to get some of those sleeping poses. We took a more lifestyle approach to most of these and I’m in love! Be sure to see my mini-me in action, posing her teddy bear like a newborn. <3

I loved this silhouette because you can see the mountains out their bedroom window!

My niece Selah was watching everything I did intently, then we found her wrapping up her teddy bear and posing him in the box we had been using for her little bro. After awhile I let her come take some photos on my camera of her brother, and she did a great job! She would’ve taken the camera away and done her own thing if I’d let her!

And because I’m obsessed with her face, here’s Selah in her princess dress. 🙂